1935 in aviation
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|Years in aviation:||1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938|
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|Years:||1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938|
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1935:
- 1 Events
- 2 First flights
- 3 Entered service
- 4 References
- Employing aerial refueling, a sustained flight record of 653 hours 33 minutes (27 days, 5 hours, 33 minutes) is set. It remains unbroken.
- Consolidated Aircraft Corporation moves from Buffalo, New York, to San Diego, California.
- Imperial Japanese Navy dive bombers practice against a full-size mock-up of the United States Navy aircraft carrier Saratoga (CV-3) at the Kashima bombing range.
- Pan American World Airways builds a seaplane base for its transpacific China Clipper flying boats on Sand Island at Midway Atoll.
- The Soviet Union has the largest bomber force in the world.
- Kalinin K-7 programme is ended before two further K-7s can be completed, only one K-7 is built, the one which was lost in 1933
- Helen Richey begins flying as a first officer for Pennsylvania Central Airlines. Operating a Ford Tri-Motor between Washington, D.C. and Detroit, Michigan, via Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Cleveland, Ohio, she is the first female pilot for a regularly scheduled commercial airline.
- January 11–12 – Amelia Earhart makes the first solo flight from Hawaii to North America, flying from Honolulu to Oakland, California. It is also the first solo flight across any portion of the Pacific Ocean.
- January 15 – United States Army Air Corps Major James Doolittle establishes a record for a transport flight across the United States, from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey in 11 hours 59 minutes.
- January 26 – During a mail flight, the Hillman's Airways de Havilland Dragon Rapide G-ACPO crashes in bad weather at Derbyhaven on the Isle of man.
- February 3 – The German aircraft designer Hugo Junkers dies
- February 12 – The U.S. Navy airship USS Macon (ZRS-5) crashes and sinks off Point Sur, California. Two of her crewmen die.
- February 21 – Sisters Jane and Elizabeth Du Bois, daughters of the American consul at Naples, Italy, Coert du Bois, force open the door of a Hillman Airways de Havilland Dragon Rapide airliner in flight and jump to their deaths. Both women had been engaged to be married to pilots killed in the crash of a Royal Air Force flying boat off Sicily on February 15.
- February 22
- It becomes illegal for airplanes to fly over the White House in Washington, D.C. President Franklin D. Roosevelt 's complaint that aircraft disturb his sleep prompts the new law.
- Leland Andrews breaks Doolittle's January record, completing a transcontinental transport flight across the United States in 11 hours 34 minutes.
- February 26
- In Germany, Adolf Hitler orders Hermann Göring to secretly establish the Luftwaffe, violating the provision of the Treaty of Versailles of 1919 that Germany never again possess armed aircraft.
- Robert Watson-Watt and Arnold Wilkins first demonstrate the reflection of radio waves from an aircraft, near Daventry in England; on June 17, the first radio detection of an aircraft by ground-based radar is made at Orford Ness.
- March 1 – The United States Department of War establishes General Headquarters Air Force within the United States Army.
- March 9 – The Nazi Government in Germany publicly announces the formation of the Luftwaffe in defiance of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. Hermann Göring is made its commander-in-chief, a position he holds until the end of World War II in 1945.
- March 28 – Robert Goddard launches the world's first successful liquid-fuelled rocket.
- April 1 - Swissair begins services between Zürich and London
- April 13 - Qantas and Imperial Airways provide regular connecting flights between Brisbane, Australia, and London
- April 16–17 - A Pan American World Airways Sikorsky S-42 makes the first airline survey flight from California to Hawaii, departing from San Francisco and arriving at Pearl Harbor. It is the beginning of the development of an orderly commercial air transportation system in the Pacific Ocean.
- May 18 – A Polikarpov I-5 fighter collides with the Tupolev ANT-20 Maxim Gorky while trying to conduct a loop around Maxim Gorky during a demonstration flight over Moscow. Maxim Gorky crashes near Tushino. Fifty-six people die, making it the worst heavier-than-air crash and second-worst air crash in history at the time, exceeded only by the death toll of 73 in the April 1933 crash of the U.S. Navy dirigible USS Akron (ZRS-4).
- May 31 – Hickam Field is dedicated in the Territory of Hawaii.
- June 24 – One Ford Trimotor of Servicio Aéreo Colombiano (SACO) collides with another Ford Trimotor of Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transporte Aéreo (SCADTA) in Medellín, Colombia. Fifteen people are killed including the world-famous tango singer Carlos Gardel.
- June 25 – United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Richard L. Burke sets a world seaplane speed record carrying a 500-kg (1,102-lb) load over a 100-km (62.1-mile) course at an average speed of 280.105 kilometres per hour (174.049 mph) flying a Grumman JF-2 Duck.
- June 27 – United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Richard L. Burke sets a world seaplane altitude record of 5,449.050 metres (17,877.46 ft) carrying a 500-kg (1,102-lb) load, flying a Grumman JF-2 Duck.
- July 1 - The Flying Keys set endurance record by flying a Curtiss Robin non-stop for 653 hours, 34 minutes.
- July 10 - Bell Aircraft Corporation is founded in Buffalo, New York.
- July 13 - Shoreham Airport terminal building in England is opened.
- Because of deteriorating relations between Italy and Ethiopia, the British aircraft carriers HMS Courageous and HMS Glorious disembark their aircraft at Alexandria, Egypt, to guard against any outbreak of war spreading to British-controlled territory. The aircraft remain ashore in Egypt until early 1936.
- August 15 – Wiley Post, the first pilot to fly solo around the world, and his passenger, the humorist Will Rogers, are killed in the crash of a hybrid Lockheed Orion/Lockheed Explorer aircraft near Point Barrow in the Territory of Alaska.
- September 15 – A Seversky SEV-3 sets a world speed record for piston-engined amphibious airplanes, reaching 230.413 mph (370.814 km/h). The record still stands.
- Helen Richey, the first female pilot for a regularly scheduled airline, resigns her position as a first officer at Pennsylvania Central Airlines after 10 months. She had found the experience demeaning: she had received few opportunities to fly; male pilots ignored her or made her uncomfortable in the cockpit, had threatened to strike, and had voted to deny her membership in the Air Lines Pilot Association; and the Bureau of Air Commerce had ordered her grounded in bad weather and had backed the pilots ' union 's request that the airline limit her to three flights per month.
- October 1 – The first company to bear the name British Airways Ltd is formed, by the merger of Hillman's Airways, Spartan Air Lines and United Airways Ltd.
- October 3 – Italy invades Ethiopia from its colony in Eritrea, beginning the Second Italo-Abyssinian War. The Italian expeditionary force has 150 aircraft – including Savoia-Marchetti SM.81, Caproni Ca.113, and Caproni Ca.133 bombers, Savoia-Marchetti S.55 flying boats, and IMAM R.37bis strategic reconnaissance planes – while the serviceable portion of the Imperial Ethiopian Air Force consists only of three small, obsolete biplanes.
- October 5 – Italian aircraft conduct a destructive and bloody bombing of Adowa, Ethiopia, after Ethiopian forces had withdrawn from it. The village had been the site of a disastrous defeat of Italian troops by Ethiopian forces in the Battle of Adowa in 1896.
- October 7 – United Airlines Trip 4, a Boeing 247D, crashes east of Silver Crown, Wyoming, killing all 12 people on board.
- October 30 – The Boeing Model 299, prototype of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, crashes at Wright Field, Ohio, killing Boeing test pilot Leslie Tower and United States Army Air Corps test pilot Ployer Peter Hill from its gust locks remaining engaged.
- October 30 – A United Airlines Boeing Model 247D airliner on an instrument check flight with no passengers on board crashes near Cheyenne, Wyoming, killing the entire crew of four.
- November 8 – Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and his copilot Tommy Pethybridge in the Lady Southern Cross disappear over the Andaman Sea, never to be seen again.
- November 11 – A. W. Stevens and O. A. Anderson set a new balloon altitude record of 72,395 feet (22,066 m)
- November 11–13 – Jean Batten becomes the first woman to fly solo across the South Atlantic, taking 2 days 13 hours from England to cross from Senegal to Brazil in a Percival Gull. She also breaks the speed record for this crossing, by a full day.
- November 22 – Pan American World Airways commences both the first regular transpacific air service to Hawaii and the first transpacific airmail service, flying the Martin M-130 flying boat China Clipper from Alameda, California, to Manila, via Honolulu, Midway Atoll, Wake Island, and Guam. The aircraft carries more than 100,000 pieces of mail.
- December 10 – A Sabena Savoia-Marchetti S.73 crashes into a hillside at Tatsfield, Surrey, in the United Kingdom, killing all 11 people on board. Among the dead is English tank and vehicle designer Sir John Carden.
- December 26 – General Rodolfo Graziani requests permission from Benito Mussolini to use poison gas against Ethiopian forces. He receives it, and during the last few days of December Italian aircraft begin dropping mustard gas on Ethiopian troops around the Takkaze River and on the village of Jijiga. Italian planes will drop poison gas for the remainder of the war, and continue to use it against Ethiopian guerrillas after the war ends.
- December 27 – U.S. Army Air Corps bombers from Wheeler Field bomb lava tubes to divert a flow of lava from Mauna Loa that is threatening Hilo, Hawaii. Bombing by U.S. Navy amphibious aircraft diverts lava away from Hilo 's waterworks.
- Arado Ar 81
- Bellanca 31-40
- Northrop 3A
- Spring 1935 – Arado Ar 80
- Late 1935 – Yokosuka B4Y (Allied reporting name "Jean")
- ANF Les Mureaux 117R.2
- January 5 – Tachikawa Ki-9 (Allied reporting name "Spruce")
- January 7 – Avro 652
- Kawasaki Ki-10 (Allied reporting name "Perry")
- March 6 – ANF Les Mureaux 115R.2
- March 20 – Grumman XF3F-1, prototype of the Grumman F3F
- March 24 – Avro Anson military prototype K4771
- Douglas DB-1, prototype of the B-18 Bolo
- Martin-Baker MB 1
- April 1 - The NA-16 prototype of the T-6 Texan/Harvard
- April 12 - Bristol Type 142, the Britain First, prototype of the Bristol Blenheim
- May 15 – Curtiss Model 75, prototype of the P-36 Hawk
- May 19 – Consolidated XPBY-1, prototype of the PBY Catalina
- May 28 – Messerschmitt Bf 109 V1 D-IABI
- May 31 – Fairchild Model 45
- Mitsubishi Ka-15, prototype of the Mitsubishi G3M (Allied reporting name "Nell")
- Tachikawa Ki-17 (Allied reporting name "Cedar")
- July 11 - Yakovlev AIR-19, prototype of the Yakovlev UT-2
- July 17 - Boeing Model 299, prototype of the B-17 Flying Fortress
- July 27 - Miles Falcon Six
- August 8 – Morane-Saulnier MS.405
- August 12 – De Havilland Dragonfly
- August 15 – Seversky SEV-1XP, prototype of the Seversky P-35
- September 17 - Junkers Ju 87
- November 6 - Hawker Hurricane K5083
- December 17 – Douglas DST, prototype of the Douglas DC-3
- December 18 – Miles Nighthawk
- December 31 – Avro Anson Mark I, first production version of the Anson
- January 28 – Grumman F2F with United States Navy Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2B) aboard USS Lexington (CV-2) and Fighter Squadron 3 (VF-3B) aboard USS Ranger (CV-4)
- Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 95.
- Peattie, Mark R., Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power 1909-1941, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2001, ISBN 978-1-55750-432-6, p. 41.
- Morison, Samuel Eliot, History of U.S. Naval Operations in World War II, Volume IV: Coral Sea, Midway, and Submarine Actions, May 1942-August 1942, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1988, p. 72.
- Hardesty, Von, Red Phoenix: The Rise of Soviet Air Power 1941-1945, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982, ISBN 978-0-87474-510-8, p. 47.
- Lynch, Adam, "Hometown Heroine," Aviation History, March 2012, p. 56.
- Aviation Hawaii: 1930-1939 Chronology of Aviation in Hawaii
- Sydney Morning Herald, February 26, 1935, p. 11.
- McCabe, Scott, "Crime History", Washington Examiner, February 22, 2012, p. 8.
- "Today in History", The Washington Post Express, February 22, 2012, p. 26.
- The Military History of the Luftwaffe
- "Passive Covert Radar – Watson-Watt's Daventry Experiment Revisited". IET. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1983) . Air Force Combat Units of World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. p. 6. ISBN 0-912799-02-1. LCCN 61060979.
- Murray, Williamson, Strategy for Defeat: The Luftwaffe 1933-1945, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 1983, no ISBN number, p. 5.
- A Chronological History of Coast Guard Aviation: The Early Years, 1915-1938.
- Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 37.
- Sturtivant, Ray, British Naval Aviation: The Fleet Air Arm, 1917-1990, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1990, ISBN 0-87021-026-2, p. 19.
- Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, ISBN 978-0-517-56588-9, p. 384.
- Barker, A. J., The Rape of Ethiopia 1936, New York: Ballantine Books, Inc., 1971, pp. 20, 31, 62-67.
- Barker, A. J., The Rape of Ethiopia 1936, New York: Ballantine Books, Inc., 1971, p. 35.
- "Today in History," The Washington Post Express, November 22, 2013, p. 30.
- Barker, A. J., The Rape of Ethiopia 1936, New York: Ballantine Books, Inc., 1971, pp. 56-57.
- Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, ISBN 978-0-517-56588-9, p. 361.
- Francillon, René J., Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1979, ISBN 978-0-87021-313-7, pp. 449, 568.
- Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 50.
- Francillon, René J., Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1979, ISBN 978-0-87021-313-7, pp. 246, 569.
- Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 80.
- Francillon, René J., Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1979, ISBN 978-0-87021-313-7, pp. 343.
- Francillon, René J., Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1979, ISBN 978-0-87021-313-7, p. 86.
- Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 222.
- Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 155.
- Francillon, René J., Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1979, ISBN 978-0-87021-313-7, p. 352.
- Francillon, René J., Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1979, ISBN 978-0-87021-313-7, pp. 248-249.
- Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 80.
- Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 220.
- Francillon, René J., Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1979, ISBN 978-0-87021-313-7, pp. 409-410.