1963 in aviation

1963 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1963:

Events

January

* January 7 - Aeroflot commences direct services between Moscow and Havana

February

* February 14 - the Indian Air Force receives its first batch of Soviet fighters, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21s

March

* March 18 - the Dassault Balzac makes its first transitions from vertical to horizontal flight and back

June

* June 3 - A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.

July

* July 2 - Crash of Mohawk Airlines Flight 121 at Rochester, New York, killed 7 people.
* July 19 - Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.

August

* August 21 - Tupolev 124 ditching in Neva river, Leningrad, Soviet Union without single injury or fatality

October

* In an exercise named Operation Big Lift, the US Air Force airlifts an entire armoured division of 15,000 troops to Europe within 5 days.

First flights

January

* January 2 - Aero Commander 1121 Jet Commander
* January 7 - Short Skyvan
* January 9 - Yakovlev Yak-36
* January 26 - Hiller OH-5

February

* February 9 - Boeing 727
* February 25 - Transall C.160

March

* March 26 - Hunting H.126

April

* April 20 - EWR VJ 101

May

* May 27 - McDonell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (USAF version)

June

* June 29 - Saab 105

August

*August 1 - PZL-104 Wilga (Wilga 2 prototype)
* August 20 - BAC One-Eleven

October

*October 7 - Learjet 23 prototype, the very first Learjet built.

December

* December 17 - C-141 Starlifter
* December 17 – Matra Jupiter
* December 21 - Hawker Siddeley Andover

Entered service

*Lim-6bis in the Polish Air Force

February
* A-6A Intruder with VA-42 Green Pawns of US Navy

November
* McDonnell F-4C Phantom II with USAF


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