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24 Sep 1929

United States
  • Flying a Consolidated NY-2 Husky biplane, equipped with a Sperry artificial horizon, directional gyro, and a Kollsman altimeter, Lieutenant James H. Doolittle USAAC, completed the first successful blind take-off circuit and landing at Mitchell field, Long Island, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Benjamin Kelsey flew with James Doolittle as his safety pilot during the first fully blind instrument flight. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

24 Sep 1929 Interactive Map

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