1973 in aviation


1973 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1973:

Events

*Icelandair established.
*Don Taylor attempts round-the-world trip in his homebuilt Thorp T-18, ended by a spate of really bad weather between northern Japan and the Aleutian Islands. His next attempt in the summer of 1976 is successful.

January

* January 12 - A US Navy F-4 Phantom scores the 197th and final US air-to-air victory of the Vietnam War
* January 15 - final B-52 Stratofortress mission of the Vietnam War
* January 18 - Results of the USAF A-X fly-off announced, with the Fairchild YA-10 selected over the Northrop YA-9.
* January 27 - end of the Vietnam War

February

* February 24 - United States Marine Corps helicopters begin clearing mines from North Vietnamese harbors

June

* June 3 - The first production Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic airliner broke-up during a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, killing 14.

August

* August 15 - the final USAF mission over Cambodia is flown

eptember

* September 11 - An AVE Mizar flying car prototype broke-up in flight over Oxnard, California killing the company founder and the pilot.

October

* October 6 - Egypt and Syria launch air strikes on Israel, starting the Yom Kippur War. The conflict lasts 18 days

First flights

* AVE Mizar (mid-1973)

January

* January 4 - Gates Learjet 26 "N26GL"
* October 7 - Cameron D96 Hot-Air Airship "G-BAMK"

April

* April 10 - Boeing T-43 "71-1403"
* April 17 - PZL-106 Kruk

May

* May 11 - Dassault Falcon 30 "F-WAMD"
* May 30 - WSK-Mielec M-15 Belphegor

June

* June - IAI Kfir

July

* July 26 - Sikorsky XH-59A "71-1472"

August

* August 5 - Trident Trigull "CF-TRI-X"
* August 21 - Aerosport Scamp
* August 22 - Learjet 35

eptember

* September 25 - MBB Bö 106 "D-HDCI"

October

* October 8 - RFB Fanliner "D-EBFL"
* October 26 - Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet

November

* November 23 - AIDC T-CH-1

December

* December 23 - Aero Boero 260AG

Entered service

April

* April 16 - Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante with Transbrasil


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