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Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:23 am

Year of Birth----1960

Military Aviation

Date: 05 May

Shooting down of Gary Francis Powers in his USAF U-2 spy plane.

Civil Aviation

16 December

TWA Super Constellation Collides with UAL DC-8 in New York City

death toll- 132



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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:27 am

I'm born in 1986, the year the space shuttle Challenger exploded.

RIP

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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:27 am

Year of Birth - 1985

KT28M - Boeing 737-200 Burns at Manchester (My Home Town) 1 month before my Birthday

Delta L1011 crashes in Windshear in Dallas

There are more, KL007 as well I think. The 1980's were the worst decade.

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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:46 am

I think I got quite an interesting one... 1972:


  • The FAA makes inspections of carry-on baggage and passenger scanning mandatory

  • Eastern Airlines starts services with the L1011 (happened in the month of my birth - April)

  • The Apollo program ends with Apollo 17

  • The Airbus A300 flies for the first time

  • President Nixon orders the development of the Space Shuttle program



There might be more, but I'm having trouble deciding what the "most significant" one is in this list already...

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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:50 am

Year of birth--1986...TWA 727 is hijacked over Athens, Greece in 1986, bomb explodes on it, causing some damage (I think, a little confirmation please?)...finally, in 1985 and 1986, the Icahn age begins for TWA.
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:56 am

I think the hijacking and the bomb explosion were two separate incidents
 
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Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:58 am

1970-birth of the widebodies

Pan Am operates first 747 flight(2 weeks after my birthday)
Air Canada worst crash in Toronto(DC-8)
USAF retires B-58 "Hustler" (January)
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 6:04 am

Lots happened in 1961 including the first manned space flight but if civil aviation is the criteria....

19 July
Trans World Airlines (TWA) becomes the first airline to introduce regular in-flight movies. Screened only in the first-class section of aircraft flying between New York and Los Angeles, the first film was 'By Love Possessed' with Lana Turner and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:22 am





Eastern introduced their hockey stick scheme in March 1965
Braniff introduced their END of the plain Plane scheme in November 1965
Delta inaugurated the first DC-9 service in December 1965
Lockheed was awarded the contract to build the C-5 the month I was born -
October 1965
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:48 am

Year of birth was 1961. At the top of my head were a couple of things. Only the 707, DC-8 & CV-880/990 were in production then. And Boeing was accepting orders on the new 727-100 then as well. The one 'significent' date was Aug 24th, my b-day, when Qantas accepted delivery on VH-EBJ, a 707-138B named the 'City of Longreach'. It's the only 'birth' plane I can find for myself. Regards.
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:57 am

1959:

Boeing introduced the 707-320 Intercontinental jetliner. (Fanjet power would come a few years later.)

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American Airlines starts 707 service from New York to Los Angeles for the first transcontinental jetliner route.

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The first VC-137 is delivered to the Air Force for presidential use.

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Nikita Khruschev makes historic trip to US aboard Tu-114

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A. Scott Crossfield became the first to pilot the fastest and highest flying aircraft in history, the rocket-powered X-15.

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Boeing started developing the Dyna Soar orbiting craft, a project that was cancelled in 1963.

Sad news:
Aircraft carrying rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson crashed in Mason City, Minn.

American Airlines Lockheed Electra L-188A, crashed at La Guardia, NY, killing 65
TWA Lockheed 1649A Starliner, crashed at Lombardia, Italy, killing 68

Aerolineas Nacionales Curtiss C-46 crashes in Nicaragua, killing 60

TAI DC-7C crashes in Bordeaux, France, killing 50


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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:50 am

Orville Wright was born.
 
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Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:55 am

Orville Wright's first flight ! ( guess I am younger then Wannabe)
 
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:07 pm

April 29 1988, day I was born, an Aloha Airlines 737, I think, turned into a convertible midflight, but landed safely.

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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:13 pm

First commercial flight of the DC-6B said to be the most efficient propeller aircraft of all times. UA launched it to counter TW L749s.


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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:19 pm

1945:

The dropping of the atomic bomb by the B-29 Enola Gay.
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:37 pm

September 30, 1987:

August 16, 1987 Just 15 days before I was born, was the horrible NW MD-82 accident in Detroit in which the pilots failed to lower the flaps before t/o resulting in a lack of lift. It then crashed into a highway killing two motorists. There was only one survivor, a little girl shielded by her mother. God Bless their souls.


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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth

Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:20 pm

1976...

1. Concorde begins commercial services, 21 January.

2. First non-stop flight, Tokyo to New York (Japan Airlines)

3. Distance record for civil aircraft set when a 747SP lands in Cape Town, 10,290 miles (South African Airways)

4. Salyut space station enters orbit

5. First pictures from the surface of Mars by Viking I

6. New world speed record for an air breathing craft set, SR71 Blackbird, 3,529 kph

7. First automated landing of an A300 in commercial service (Air Inter, Paris Orly)

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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth

Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:24 pm

I was born in 1976 which I believe was the year that Concorde entered commercial service.
 
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:30 pm

1983...Korean Air Lines 747 was shot down over Soviet airspace.
 
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 4:29 pm

Who could forget 1977, my birth year, when a KLM 747 collided with a taxiing Pan Am 747 at Tenerife. The worst accident in aviation history.
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:28 pm

Born in 1986
Space Shuttle Challanger exploded just after take off.
TWA Boeing 727 was hijacked in Athens, 4 passengers were sucked out of the plane after a bomb exploded
Mexicana Airlines flight MX 940, a Boeing 727 crashed killing all 167 passengers
Aeroflot lost 5 planes, killing a total of 246/302 passengers. The planes that were lost were: Antonov AN-24
Tupolev TU-134A x3
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:34 pm

Hey there,
In my birth year 1977 was the tenerife Crash between KLM and Pan Am 747's.

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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:16 am

Well, let's see...

According to skytamer.com, Pete Knight reached a speed of 4,534 mph in an X-15 on Oct.3, 1967 -- exactly two weeks before my birth.

In the way of accidents, there were a lot -- but I'll include two big ones. An Aeroflot IL-18 (CCCP 75538) crashed in Sverdlovk on November 16 (almost one month after my arrival) after a gyroscope failure knocked out the acft artificial horizon. 130 killed.

In April, a Globe Air Bristol Britannia 175 (HB-ITB) crashed as it tried a second landing at Nicosia, Cyprus. 126 people killed. Crew fatigue listed as cause.

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Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:24 am

RareBear,
You are forgetting the other atomic bomb, which was dropped over Nagasaki by B-29 'Bockscar'.
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:30 am

My year of birth: 1987

Significant events:

February 19: The French Air Force receives its first Dassault-Breguet Mirage 2000N plane.

February 22: The Airbus A320 flies for the first time.

May 9: An Il-62 of LOT Polish Airlines bound for New York, crashes on take-off, killing 183 people.

May 29: Mathias Rust, 19 years old, a West German pilot, shocks people by landing his Cessna 172 plane on Red Square.

June 21: Air France pilot Partick Fourticq and friend Henri Pescarolo once again walk into the record books, completing an around the world flight aboard a Lockheed 18 model, in 88 hours and 19 minutes.

August 16: A DC-9-80 of Northwest Airlines crashes on take-off for a flight from DTW to PHX. 154 are killed.

October 31: British Airways accepts the airline's first women pilots.

November 26: A DC-9 of Continental Airlines crashes on take-off from DEN during a snowstorm. 26 lose their lives and 56 are gravely injured.

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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:43 am




Birthdate: January 8, 1978


January 1, 1978: Air India flight 855, B747-237 (reg: VT-EBD, "Emperor Ashoka") crashed into the Indian Ocean shortly after take-off from Bombay, India. Fatalities... 213:213

RIP

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Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:07 am

Birth year 1943

The Messerschmitt 262e is ordered into production (according to rafmuseum.com).

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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:03 am

1963

John F. Kennedy's body was flown back to ADW on Air Force One just after he was assassinated, and Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as president of the United States just before the flight took off.
 
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:16 am

1975

Bad year for JFK-

24 Jun- Eastern Air Lines flight 66 aircraft N8845E crashes on final approach to JFK, Windshear at the end of 22L

12 Nov (day I was born actually) ONA DC-10 Strikes Sea Gulls on takeoff, takeoff immediately rejected. Everyone is a nonrev from the company, everyone got out-hence the bird controls now in place at JFK

I believe that day another Eastern 727 was in a windshar accident at RDU where everyone survived as well....

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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:26 am

Birthdate: 6th December 1988

Current Age: 15

15 days after my birth Pan Am flight 103 crashed over Lockerbie..killing 259 people on board and 11 on the ground

I know that's the most major event that happened in my birth year..

Others...

An AF A320 crashes on a demonstration flight killing 4 people..

The USS Vincennes mistakes an Iran Air Airbus A300 for a hostile military aircraft, shooting it down. 290 people die on board.

The USAF "secret" plane is identified as the Stealth Bomber..

No commercial aircraft entered service during that year.. but a sad year for aviation in most areas!

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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:52 am

Okay, the year I was born - 1970:

1. "Houston, we have a problem".
2. Pan Am starts commercial service on "the Queen of the Skies". Before the year ended, 747's were plying routes around the world.
3. The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 made its first flight on August 29, 1970
4. The Lockheed L-1011 made its first flight on November 16, 1970 (ten days after I was born)

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Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:52 am

1984 Airline of the Year:

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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:09 am

1987: A LOT OF STUFF!

--Delta and Western MERGE!

--American Opens up the Raleigh/Durham hub!

--In May 1987, American begins non-stop service to tokyo!

--JULY 1987: Eastern starts Miami-Lima and Miami-Caracas!

--JULY 1987! Delta becomes the offical airline of disney world!
Pictured on a timetable on the exact month I was born (July), "Delta becomes the official airline of walt disney world."

Here it is!
http://airtimes.com/cgat/usb/delta/dl870701.jpg

--Eastern introduces "MAXSAVERS"

--Piedmont Introduces non-stop service from Charlotte to London/Gatwick on Brand Spankin' new 767s!

"The 1980's were the worst decade."

Depends on how you look at it. In terms of aviation technology, it wasn't bad at all. The Boeing 757/767 program was released in the early 80s, Eastern recieves the 757, Many carriers move foward for longer flights with the 767s, Pan Am recieves new Airbus Aircraft, the MD-80, 737-300/400/500, and 747-400 were all introduced. I'd say it was bad for airline CEOs, bankruptcy's, and mergers, as after the 80s Piedmont, Western, Eastern, Pan Am, and many others would dissappear. But thinking back on it, the 80s was the final decade that you COULD fly Eastern and Pan Am in there newly introduced aircraft. But again, I was only born in 1987, so your interpretation could be absolutely different than mine.
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:50 am

1982

First flight of the 747-300.
Air New Zealand recieves last 2 of 5 747-200's.

Not sure what else really.
 
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 8:19 am

Tommy,
I forgot the DL/WA merge...thanks for bringing that up. Nice to see some other '87 vintage around Big grin
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:29 am

Most significant event for aviation in 1981? I was born.  Big grin j/k

7/27/81 - Day I was born. Aeromexico DC-9-32 crashes in Chihuahua, Mexico 30 of 66 fatally injured.

I'm not sure what else happened in 1981. I don't remember much, I was quite young at the time.
 
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:36 am

1988:

Pan Am 747 Lockerbie Bombing/Crash
biggest aviation tragedy of 1988, arguably of decade.

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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:39 am

Year of birth 1976. Anything better than Concorde's commercial services start?
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:08 am

Well, looks like QF747 and I both share the same year of the worst accident in aviation history.. Tenerife..

Year of birth: 1977

03.27.1977 Pan Am Boeing 747-121 N736PA: 335 killed

KLM Boeing 747-206B PH-BUF: 248 killed

583 people..



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Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:34 am

Mine's a real easy one! Born April 7, 1927. 6 weeks later Charles "Lucky" Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field, N.Y. and headed for Paris.
 
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:41 pm

1952

BOAC begins the world's first commercial jet service with the De Havilland Comet 1

TWA becomes the first airline to offer regular nonstop transcontinental service between Los Angles and New York

Pan American World Airways inaugurates the first all-cargo service across the North Atlantic with its recently acquired Douglas DC-6A cargo carrier.

The first non-stop, unrefueled flight from England to Australia was completed by an English Electric Canberra bomber in under 24 hours.

B-52 first flight

Bristol Type 175 Britannia first flight

Bell X-2 first flight

Yak-24 Horse first flight, the largest helicopter in the world at the time.

The first landing at the North Pole is made by Americans Lt. Col. William P. Benedict and Lt. Col. J. O. Fletcher on a ski-and-wheel equipped Air Force Douglas C-47. (OTM)

 
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Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:18 pm

On the day I was baptized, the Japanese Navy attacked US Military facilities on the island of Oahu at or near Pearl Harbor by air from 4 aircraft carriers.
December 7, 1941.
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:18 am

OK, here we go... 1982:

January
8, Europe: The Airbus A300 is certified, becoming the first wide body airliner with cockpit accommodations for only two to be certified.
10, Teterboro, New Jersey: A Gulfstream III, Spirit of America, flies around the world in just 43 hours 39 minutes and 6 seconds, becoming the fastest business jet to fly around the world.
22, Germany: The NATO receives its first Boeing E-3A Sentry AWACS airplane.
27, Wichita, Kansas: Cessna delivers its 1,000th business jet.

February
3, U.S.S.R.: The Mil Mi-26 helicopter lifts a load weighing 57 metric tons to 2000 metres (6500 ft) to break a world record for a helicopter.
6, London; Freddie Laker's Laker Airways flies for the last time.
9, Tokyo: A Japan Airlines DC-8 crashes, killing 24 of the 174 passengers on board. The probable cause of the accident was cited as a possible breakdown by captain Seiji Katagiri, who had mental problems. Every airline pilot must now undergo mental testing as well as physical testing.
13, Washington D.C.; An Air Florida Boeing 737 crashes soon after take-off from Washington's National Airport, into the Potomac river, killing 78 passengers plus people on a bridge. Many of the passengers actually died frozen by the river's iced waters. The plane's anti-freeze solution was not adequate for the weather that day, and the plane's engines had ice on them before taking off.
19, Renton, Washington: The Boeing 757 makes its first flight.
25, Dallas, Texas: American Airlines announces it will cancel its orders for 15 Boeing 757s.

March
16, France: Embraer's first EMB-121 is delivered, to the French Navy and Air Force.

April
13, Dallas, Texas: Braniff International Airlines' president Howard D. Putnam announces the airline has filed for protection under bankruptcy laws, and the airline's fleet of 71 airplanes is grounded.
1, Paris: Air France flies the Concorde over to Rio de Janeiro and Caracas for the last time.

May
18, Dallas, Texas: American Airlines' 1 millionth passenger is flown.
20, United States: The United States Army has their first Boeing Vertol CH-47D Chinook helicopter delivered.
24, London: The last service by a British Airways Boeing 707, from Cairo to London, is performed.

June
14, Falkland Islands: Argentinian forces surrender to English forces. During their war, the English had destroyed 109 Argentinian planes, compared to only 10 lost by the British.
14, Wichita, Kansas: Beechcraft's model 38P Lightning takes off for the first time.

July
2, Germany: West Germany's Army receives its first Panavia Tornado. It would eventually get 112.
9, Kenner, Louisiana: A Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes while en route from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to New Orleans, killing 137 passengers plus people on the ground. Sole survivor of the crash is a baby girl in a house.

September
30, Dallas, Texas: H Ross Perot Jr. and J.W. Coburn make history by landing their Bell 2061 LongRanger II helicopter 29 days, 3 hours, and 8 minutes after taking off. It is the first time a trip around the world is completed by helicopter.

October
28, Paris: The last Air France Boeing 707 service, from Tunis to Paris.

November
4, Los Angeles: Pan Am inaugurates service from Los Angeles to Sydney; with 7,487 non-stop miles, it is the longest non-stop flight in the world.
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:22 am

1983....Eastern Airlines put the first 757-200 into service on January 1st of 2003.
717, 727, 731, 732, 733, 734, 735, 73G, 738, 752, 753, 762, 763, 777, DC9, MD80, DC10, L1011, ERJ, CRJ, ATR, DH8, A300,
 
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Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:23 am

whoops, i ment 1983 haha
717, 727, 731, 732, 733, 734, 735, 73G, 738, 752, 753, 762, 763, 777, DC9, MD80, DC10, L1011, ERJ, CRJ, ATR, DH8, A300,
 
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:33 am

Some additions to 1987:

- 28.11 South African Airways B747 off Mauritius killing all 159 passengers
- 29.11 Korean Airlines B707 in Andaman Sea killing all 115 passengers
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:41 am

A SN Caravelle is shot down by a Soviet Mig

A Caledonian Airways DC-7C crashes near Doala

The CV990 makes its commercial Debut

An Air France 707 crashes near Pointe a Pitre

The Tu 124 enters service with Aeroflort

The B727 is rolled out

Hawker Sydney Trident has it's first flight

VC-10 Makes it's first flight

First fllights leave IAD

Pretty bad year for crashes.

it's 1962.
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:41 am

Hmmm, I seem to be the only one in here born in 1966 that has responded so far...

Ironically, today is the anniversary of what I consider the most significant aviation event in that year - on April 13, 1966, Juan T. Trippe of Pan Am and the Boeing corporation announced the intent to order the brand new wide-body 747, becoming the launch customer for the type, and ushering in a new era in aviation.

This occured five days before I was born - yes, I turn 38 on Sunday the 18th.
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RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:56 am

1943 :

http://planons.free.fr/histoire_aviation.htm

9 janvier 1943 : Premier vol en Californie du Lockheed Constellation, destiné au transport de passagers et de marchandises, d'une puissance de 2000 CV.

January 9, 1943: First Lockheed Constellation flight to California, intended for the transport of passengers and goods, with a power of 2000 HP.

30 juillet 1943 : La Grande Bretagne essaie un siège éjectable mu par une charge explosive. Ce dispositif surpasse le dispositif à  air comprimé.

July 30, 1943 : Great Britain tries an ejector seat, driven by an explosive charge. This mechanism surpasses the one driven by compressed air.

Cheers. Kilavoud.