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Courtesy of the Smithsonian

King George awarded Charles Lindbergh England's Distinguished Flying Cross on this day. This and many other Lindbergh items are on display for free at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. more

May 31, 2017 12:40 PM Missouri History

A new advertising strategy involving planes spelling out words with smoke had been developed, and for the first time a skywriter was seen over St. Louis spelling out "Lucky Strike." more

May 19, 2017 12:09 PM Missouri History

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Laura Ingalls became the first licensed woman pilot in St. Louis. more

May 3, 2017 11:14 AM Missouri History

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Monett expected to be "flying high" according to the Monett Times. They were pinning their hopes on the new airplane industry and the Monett Aeroplane Company. more

Apr 28, 2017 12:26 PM Missouri History

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Charles Lindbergh flew the first air mail run between St. Louis and Chicago. His employer, Robertson Aircraft Company of St. Louis would grow into American Airlines. Lindbergh crashed twice on this St. Louis to Chicago run. more

Apr 14, 2017 1:31 PM Missouri History

Steve Fossett took off from Busch Stadium aboard his balloon "Solo Spirit" and set a world distance record when he landed in India. He might have made it around the world but Libya denied him permission to cross their country. more

Jan 12, 2017 2:19 PM Missouri History

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Missourian James H. Howard got separated from his fighter group and, all alone, attacked a German flight of thirty planes. He shot down six. He had earlier recorded six kills while serving with the "Flying Tigers" in Asia. more

Jan 11, 2017 12:23 PM Missouri History

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Tony Jannus made a historic trip on this date. He became the first person to deliver beer by airplane. He flew the bubbly cargo from St. Louis to the Mayor of New Orleans. more

Dec 15, 2016 11:55 AM Missouri History

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Black aviator, Wendell Pruitt, was honored in his home town of St. Louis on this day. He won the Distinguished Flying Cross for shooting down three German planes, destroying 70 on the ground and helping to sink a German destroyer. more

Dec 12, 2016 10:52 AM Missouri History

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Built at a cost of $250 million, Kansas City International Airport opens, featuring an innovative "Drive to Your Gate" design. more

Nov 21, 2016 9:50 AM Missouri History

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Captain Hawthorne Gray beat the record altitude mark in his balloon, albeit at the cost of his life. The record was held by an airplane pilot at 38,704 feet, but Gray marked 40,000 feet in his log. more

Nov 4, 2016 3:07 PM Missouri History

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TWA established the first coast-to-coast all-air passenger service on this date. The planes flew from New York to Kansas City for an overnight stop and then on to Los Angeles. Total trip time was 36 hours. more

Oct 24, 2016 9:43 PM Missouri History

Today in Missouri history, Lizzie Wise drew a crowd as she ascended in her balloon from the Grand Avenue Baseball Park in St. Louis. A stiff wind grabbed the balloon and she was whisked away. more

Oct 12, 2016 10:20 PM Missouri History

Charles Lindbergh

Courtesy of the Lindbergh Foundation

Today in 1926, with engine failure in his mail plane, Charles Lindbergh glided in for a safe landing in a farm field. Two weeks earlier his plane ran out of gas near Chicago and he was forced to bail out. more

Sep 29, 2016 9:35 PM Missouri History

After fighting for his freedom, Albert Berry made history by jumping out of an airplane. more

Jul 8, 2015 3:53 PM Life

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