1925 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1925.

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  • July 1 – The United States Post Office Department inaugurates 24-hour transcontinental air mail service. Previously, mailplanes had not flown at night and trains had carried the mail during the hours of darkness, but the completion of a coast-to-coast system of lighted beacons has allowed night flying to become practical along the entire route, the day-and-night flying allows the transcontinental air mail service to deliver mail notably faster than train-only service for the first time.[11]
  • July 13 - Western Air Express, the future Western Airlines, is founded. It will begin flight operations in April 1926.
  • July 16 – Italian aviator Francesco de Pinedo and his mechanic Ernesto Campanelli resume their flight from Italy to East Asia and the Western Pacific, flying from Melbourne to Sydney, Australia, in the SIAI S.16ter flying boat Gennariello after a 36-day stay in Melbourne. They had left Rome 86 days earlier and made 28 intermediate stops before arriving in Sydney, they will remain in Sydney for 21 days before continuing their journey through Australia and to Japan.[6]

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September[edit]

  • The Czechoslovakian Avia BH-21R racer wins the Czechoslovakian national air races, covering the 200 km (120 mi) course at an average speed of 300.59 km/hr (186.78 mph).[3]:72
  • September 1 – After modifications, the aircraft carrier HMS Furious returns to service with the Royal Navy as the first ship ever to be equipped with a round-down[14]:215 Located at the after end of her flight deck, the round-down, which improves air flow and gives pilots landing aboard Furious greater confidence, will become standard on aircraft carriers.[14]:12
  • September 2 – The U.S. Navy dirigible USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) breaks up in a storm and crashes near Caldwell, Ohio, killing 14 of her crew. Twenty-nine crew members survive.
  • September 3 – The Spanish Navy aviation ship Dédalo, the only ship ever built capable of operating airships, balloons, and seaplanes, accompanies a Spanish fleet to Morocco to participate in the Rif War. Her aircraft and one of the airships she operates support the Spanish campaign to capture Ajir, which falls on October 2, she is the only European aviation ship to see combat between the end of the Russian Civil War and the beginning of World War II.[15]:103, 105
  • September 15 – The Bolivian airline Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano is founded.
  • September 23 – The Bolivian airline Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano begins flight operations, flying a Junkers F.13 which takes off from Cochabamba, Bolivia.
  • September 26 – Italian aviator Francesco de Pinedo and his mechanic Ernesto Campanelli arrive in Tokyo in the SIAI S.16ter flying boat Gennariello after a 58-day flight from Sydney, Australia, during which they have made 19 intermediate stops. They had departed Rome 158 days earlier and made 48 intermediate stops, including lengthy stays in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, on their way to Tokyo, all without an engine change or any serious mishaps.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auxiliary Air Force". Flight. XVII (876): 663–664. 8 October 1925. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Angelucci, Enzo (1987). The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present. New York: Orion Books. ISBN 978-0-517-56588-9. 
  3. ^ a b c d Donald, David, ed. (1997). The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. New York: Barnes & Noble Books. ISBN 0-7607-0592-5. 
  4. ^ Daniel, Clifton, ed. (1987). Chronicle of the 20th Century. Mount Kisco: Chronicle Publications. p. 322. ISBN 0-942191-01-3. 
  5. ^ Robertson, Patrick (2001). Film Facts. London: Aurum. ISBN 978-1-85410-654-4. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Italian Flight to Tokyo Accomplished". Flight: 644. 1 October 1925. 
  7. ^ a b c "Rome-Tokyo-Rome: Marquis de Pinedo's Grand Air Tour Successfully Concluded". Flight. 12 November 1925. p. 756. 
  8. ^ Francillon, René J. (1979). Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-87021-313-7. 
  9. ^ Gooch, John, Mussolini and His Generals: The Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy, 1922-1940, Cambridge, U.K: Cambridge University Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-521-85602-7, p. 58.
  10. ^ a b "A Chronological History of Coast Guard Aviation: The Early Years, 1915-1938" (PDF). [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Jensen, Richard, "The Suicide Club," Aviation History, May 2017, pp. 63, 64, 65.
  12. ^ Gardiner, Robert, ed., Conway′s All the World′s Fighting Ships 1906-1921, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1985, ISBN 0-87021-907-3, p. 252.
  13. ^ "Aviation Hawaii: 1920-1929 Chronology of Aviation in Hawaii". 
  14. ^ a b Sturtivant, Ray (1990). British Naval Aviation: The Fleet Air Arm, 1917-1990. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-026-2. 
  15. ^ a b c Layman, R. D. (1989). Before the Aircraft Carrier: The Development of Aviation Vessels 1849-1922. Annapolis. ISBN 978-0-87021-210-9. 
  16. ^ a b Thetford, Owen (1991). British Naval Aircraft Since 1912 (Sixth ed.). Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. p. 123. ISBN 1-55750-076-2. 
  17. ^ "Air Accidents in the Fog". The Times (44095). London. 17 October 1925. col D, p. 12. 
  18. ^ "Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description". 
  19. ^ "Famous People Who Died in Aviation Accidents: 1920s". planecrashinfo.com. 
  20. ^ Kilduff, Peter (1994). The Red Baron: Beyond the Legend. London: Cassell. p. 161. ISBN 0-304-35207-1. 
  21. ^ Mondey, David, ed. (1978). The Complete Illustrated History of the World's Aircraft. Secaucus: Chartwell Books, Inc. p. 30. ISBN 0-89009-771-2. 
  22. ^ "Handley Page Hyderabad and Hinaidi". rafmuseum.org.uk.