1934 in aviation: Wikis

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Years in aviation: 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937
Centuries: 19th Century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
Years: 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1934:

Contents

Events

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January

  • January 10-11 - A flight of six US Navy Consolidated P2Y flying boats set a new distance record for formation flying, 2,400 miles (3,862 km) between San Francisco and Pearl Harbor, also setting a new speed record for this crossing of 24 hours 35 minutes.
  • January 30 - Soviet pilots Fedossenko, Wassenko and Usyskin take the stratosphere-balloon Ossoaviachim I to 22,000 m (72,160 ft). Thick ice covered the cabin, and it tore loose from the balloon during the descent, crashing to the ground and killing the crew.[1]

February

April

  • April 11 - Renato Donati sets a new altitude record of 14,433 m (47,352 ft) in a Caproni Ca 113.

May

June

July

August

September

  • September 7 - 16 - 9,537 km race over Europe and North Africa and a speed trial of the Challenge 1934 contest.
  • September 22 - Sir Alan Cobham sets out in an Airspeed Courier in a failed attempt to fly non-stop from England to India.

October

December

First flights

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

Entered service

May

exact date unclear - PZL P.11a in the Polish Air Force and PZL P.11b in the Romanian Air Force

References

  1. ^ Account at www.astronautix.com

External links


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