[WORLDKINGS] On this day – May 2, 2023 – The 71st anniversary of the first commercial jet entering service (1952)
(Worldkings.org) On May 2, 1952, BOAC was the first airline to put a passenger jet into air service. The A De Havilland Comet made the first jetliner flight with fare-paying passengers, from London to Johannesburg.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - February 9, 2023 – 60th anniversary of the first flight of the US Boeing 727 jet (1963)
(Worldkings.org) The Boeing 727 is an American narrow-body airliner that was developed and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The prototype Boeing 727, N7001U, took off from Renton Municipal Airport on its first flight on 9 February 1963.
Top 100 iconic landmarks of the world (P.95) Busselton Jetty: Natural viewpoint on the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere
(WorldKings.org) Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty (pier) in the Southern Hemisphere at 1,841 meters long. The jetty is managed by a not-for-profit community organization, Busselton Jetty Inc.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - August 27, 2022 - First flight of a jet plane in 1939
(Worldkings.org) First flight of the turbojet-powered aircraft Heinkel He 178 was accomplished this day in 1939. It was the world’s first jet aircraft.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI) – Jetavanarama: World’s largest ancient stupa
(WorldKings.org) The structure is no longer the tallest, but it is still the largest, with a base-area of 233,000 m2.
Top 50 largest airlines in the world (P.22) EasyJet: The leading low-cost airline of England
(WorldKings.org) The airline has 29 bases across Europe, the largest being Gatwick. In 2014, the airline carried more than 65 million passengers, making it the second-largest budget airline in Europe by number of passengers carried, behind Ryanair.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) – Jumbo Stay: World’s first Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet hostel
(Worldkings.org) For just over 2 years, Stockholm has been the home to the world’s first Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet hostel after its retirement from duty in 2009.
WORLDKINGS] The Constant World Records Seeking Journey (P.151) de Havilland Aircraft Company: World's first commercial jet airliner manufacturer
(Worldkings.org) The de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited was a British aviation manufacturer established in late 1920 by Geoffrey de Havilland at Stag Lane Aerodrome Edgware on the outskirts of north London. Operations were later moved to Hatfield in Hertfordshire.
Top 100 Global Creator - P75. Frank Whittle - Creator of turbojet engine
(Worldkings.org) While writing his thesis there he formulated the fundamental concepts that led to the creation of the turbojet engine, taking out a patent on his design in 1930.
[WORLDKINGS] Journey to seek extraordinary record holders around the world (P.7) - Avani Chaturvedi: The first Indian woman to fly a fighter jet and making India Proud.
(WorldKings.org) Lieutenant Avani Chaturvedi has created history by becoming the first Indian woman in Indian Air Force to fly solo in the MiG-21 Bison, fighter plane. She was inducted into the Indian Air Force fighter squadron in June 2016 and was formally commissioned by then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on 18th June 2016, to serve the nation.