1930 in aviation
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.
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.
October 26 - Pioneering Aviators, Jessie Maude "Chubbie" Miller and Captain William Newton "Bill" Lancaster set transcontinental speed records from Los Angeles to New York in 21 hours 47 minutes, flying a 'killer' monoplane called the Alexander Bullet.
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