1934 Master Index 1936

1935 Chronology of Aviation History
Major Aviation Events

1935 Aviation Records

  • Speed: (Italy), 440.68-mph, Francesco Agello, Macchi-Castoldi “MC-72”, 10/23/1934.

  • Distance: (France), 6,587.45-miles, Bossouttrot and Rossi, “Blériot 110”, 3/26/1932.

  • Altitude: (USSR), 47,818-feet, Vladimir Kokkinaki, Polikarpov “TsKB-3” (I-15), 11/21/1935.

  • Weight: (Germany), 123,457-lbs, Dornier, “Do.X”.

  • Engine Power: (Italy), 3,058-hp, Fiat, “AS.6”.

January 1935

  • January 11-12 — Amelia Earhart makes the first solo flight across part of the Pacific from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.

  • January 15 — Major James Doolittle establishes a record for a transport flight across the United States, from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey in 11 hours 59 minutes.

February 1935

  • February 3 — Hugo Junkers dies.

  • February 12 — “USS Macon” airship sinks off Point Sur, California.

  • February 22 — Leland Andrews breaks Doolittle's January record, completing a transcontinental transport flight in 11 hours 34 minutes.

  • February 24 — First flight of the Heinkel “He.111”.

March 1935

  • March 9 — The Nazi Government in Germany announces the formation of the Luftwaffe, in defiance of the Treaty of Versailles.

  • March 24 — First flight of the Avro “Anson” military prototype (K4771).

  • March 28 — Robert Goddard launches the world's first successful liquid-fuelled rocket.

April 1935

  • April — First flight of the Douglas “DB-1”, prototype of the B-18 “Bolo”.

  • April 1 — Swissair begins services between ZÜrich and London.

  • April 1 — First flight of the “NA-16” prototype of the T-6 “Texan/Harvard” series.

  • April 12 — First flight of the Bristol “Britain First”, prototype of the Bristol “Blenheim”.

  • April 13 — Qantas and Imperial Airways provide regular connecting flights between Brisbane, Australia, and London.

  • April 16-17 — A Pan Am Sikorsky “S-42” makes the first airline flight from the continental U.S. to Hawaii.

May 1935

  • May 18 — The Tupolev ANT-20“ Maxim Gorky” crashes near Tushino after a mid-air collision. Fifty-six people are killed, making it the worst air crash at this time.

  • May 19 — First flight of the Consolidated XPBY-1 later named “Catalina”.

  • May 28 — First flight of the Messerschmitt “Bf.109”.

  • May 31 — First flight of the Fairchild “Model 45”.

June 1935

  • June 19 — First flight of the Vickers “Wellesley”.

  • June 23 — First flight of the Bristol “Bombay”.

  • June 24 — One Ford Trimotor of Servicio Aéreo Colombiano (SACO) crashed with another Ford Trimotor of Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transporte Aéreo (SCADTA) in Medellín, Colombia. Fifteen people were killed including the world famous tango singer Carlos Gardel.

July 1935

  • July 1 — The “Flying Keys” set endurance record by flying a Curtiss “Robin” non-stop for 653 hours, 34 minutes.

  • July 11 — First flight of the Yakovlev AIR-19, prototype of the Yakovlev UT-2.

  • July 17 — First flight of the Boeing Model 299, prototype of the B-17 “Flying Fortress”.

  • July 27 — First flight of the Miles “Falcon Six”.

August 1935

  • August 5 — Wiley Post, the first pilot to fly solo around the world, and his passenger Will Rogers are killed in a crash in Alaska.

  • August 8 — First flight of the Morane-Saulnier “MS.405”.

  • August 12 — First flight of the de Havilland “Dragonfly”.

September 1935

  • September 17 — First flight of the Junkers “Ju.87”.

October 1935

  • October 1 — The first company to bear the name British Airways is formed, by the merger of Hillman Airways, Spartan Air Lines and United Airways.

November 1935

  • November — The Hawker “Hind” entered service.

  • November 6 — First flight of the Hawker “Hurricane” (K5083).

  • November 8 — Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and his copilot Tommy Pethybridge in the “Lady Southern Cross” disappear over the Andaman Sea, never to be seen again.

  • November 11 — A. W. Stevens and O. A. Anderson set a new balloon altitude record of 72,395 ft (22,066 m).

  • November 11-13 — Jean Batten becomes the first woman to fly solo across the South Atlantic, taking 2 days 13 hours to cross from Senegal to Brazil in a Percival “Gull”. She also breaks the speed record for this crossing, by a full day.

  • November 22 — Pan Am commences the first trans-Pacific airmail service, flying a Martin “M-130” from San Francisco to Manila, via Honolulu, Midway Island, Wake Island, and Guam.

December 1935

  • December 17 — First flight of the Douglas “DST”, prototype of the Douglas DC-3.

  • December 18 — First flight of the Miles “Nighthawk”.

  • December 27 — The USAAC uses aerial bombardment to divert a flow of lava from Mauna Loa, Hawaii that is threatening Hilo's waterworks.

Works Cited

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  2. Parrish, Wayne W. (Publisher). "United States Chronology". 1962 Aerospace Yearbook, Forty-Third Annual Edition. Washington, DC: American Aviation Publications, Inc., 1962, 446-469.
  3. Wikipedia, 1935 in aviation
  4. Shupek, John (photos and card images), The Skytamer Archive., Whittier, CA

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