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The Air Force One Record-Setting Flight of 1963 - Breaking a Soviet Myth
On May 20th, 1963, the Washington Post reported on the record-setting flight of Air Force One, the US presidential jet, from Washington to Moscow. This flight shattered a Soviet myth and interred quietly a USSR-created myth of the US not having a plane that could make the trip non-stop.
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Aviation History in the Washington Region: The First Transatlantic Passenger Jet Service
Aviation has a long history in the Washington area. In 1958, Pan Am inaugurated their transatlantic passenger jet service. President Eisenhower was present for the christening ceremony at National Airport. Learn more about this historic moment!
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