28.02.1934 I-17 project under sign of chief of Ilushin TsKB moved to NII VVS and GUAP for approval. In this document I-17 determined as high-speed and high-manoeuvre fighter "especially in verticals".
28.02.1940 First flight of the Soviet rocket-plane RP-318-1 (object 601). Test-pilot - V.P.Fedorov. The rocket-plane was tagged by R-5 aircraft (piloted by N.D.Fikson). On the 2800m it was set free and launched rocket-engine. Tests was succeeded.
28.02.1942 During the night 36 Sqn RAF together with American B-17's bombers attacked Japanese convoy of 28 transports North to Rembang and sank 15 transports. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
28.02.1943 Factory tests of Yak-1M fighter began. Test-pilots: A.K.Kokin and P.Ja.Fedrovi. Later it produced as famous Yak-3. Yakovlev Yak-3
28.02.1954 First flight of XF-104 at Eduards AB. The F-104 Starfighter was "son" of the famous designer Clarence L.Johson, and was the most produced jet of the so-called "century series". Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
28.02.1961 Maiden flight of Cessna Model 336 Skymaster, forerunner of model 337/O-2 family used by many air forces in liaison, observation, FAC,SAR and Co-In missions. Cessna Model 337/O-2 Skymaster/Sentry
28.02.1972 Five USA companies represent projects of advanced multipurpose fighter. After two month winners were appointed - General Dynamics YF-16 and Northrop YF-17. General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon