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Aviation History
 

100 years of Norwegian Aviation History

In 1905 the union with Sweden ended and Norway became an independent nation.

Five years later, the first aircraft came to Norway. In the decades that followed, aviation and nation building blended into each other. Norway was a poor nation of peasant farms with a wild landscape. It was dark and cold, and many people were doubtful about the new flying machines that whooshed past over their heads.

Therefore, aviation had a difficult birth in Norway. Conquering the air became a dramatic event.


 

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