1930 in aviation

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February 18 - Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in an airplane and also the first cow to be milked in an airplane.

April 2 - A Stinson Detroiter (SM-1FS) seaplane becomes the first aeroplane to reach Bermuda. Flying from New York, it has to land twice on the ocean: once because of darkness and again for refueling.

May 15 - Aboard a Boeing tri-motor, Ellen Church becomes the first airline stewardess (the flight was from Oakland, California to Chicago, Illinois).

May 20 - Charles Nicholson pilots the first ever airplane to be catapulted from a dirigible.

May 24 - Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Australia becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight).

September 24 - The British three-engined biplane flying-boat, the Short S.8/8 Rangoon, took it's maiden flight from the River Medway in south-east England, before finally taking service with the Royal Air Force.

October 5 - British Airship R101 crashed in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage.


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