1975 in aviation


1975 in aviation

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yp2=1973
yp3=1974
year=1975
ya1=1976
ya2=1977
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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1975:

Events

January

* A specially modified McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle sets eight time to climb records, including one of 3 minutes 27 seconds from standstill on the runway to a height of 30,000 metres (98,425 feet).
* January 12 - British Airways begins Europe's first no-booking shuttle service, between London and Glasgow.
* January 14 - the F-16 Fighting Falcon is announced as the winner of the LWF (Light Weight Fighter) competition
* January 20 - terrorists hijack an Air France Boeing 707 and have it flown to Baghdad

April

* April 1 - Republic of Singapore Air Force is formed
* April 30 - the US Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps evacuate 7,000 US and South Vietnamese officials from Saigon

June

* June 22 - Svetlana Savitskaya sets a new women's airspeed record of 2,683 km/h (1,667 mph) in the Mikoyan Ye-133, a modified MiG-25PU two-seat trainer

August

* August 3 - A privately chartered Boeing 707 impacts the mountainside near Agadir, Morocco killing 188.

* August 9 - Japan Air Lines establishes Japan Asia Airways as a subsidiary

First flights

January

* January 24 - Aerospatiale SA 365 Dauphin "F-WVKE"
* January 25 - Birdman TL-1, lightest piloted powered aircraft

February

* February 22 - Sukhoi T-8-1, prototype of the Su-25 attack aircraft
* February 26 - Cessna 404 Titan "N5404J"

March

* March 7 - Yakovlev Yak-42 "CCCP-1974"
* March 27 - de Havilland Canada DHC-7 "C-GNBX-X"

April

* April 21 - Dominion Skytrader 800 "N800ST"

May

* May 21 - Rutan VariEze N7EZ

June

* June 3 - Mitsubishi F-1 "59-5107"
* June 16 - Atlas C4M Kudu "ZS-IZF"

July

* July 1 - Valmet L-70 Vinka

August

* August 26 - McDonnell Douglas YC-15 "72-1875"

eptember

* September 16 - Mikoyan Ye-155MP
* September 30 - Hughes YAH-64 "73-22248"

October

* October 1 - Bell YAH-63

November

* November 19 - AmEagle American Eaglet

Entered service

March
* March 5 - Shin Meiwa US-1 with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force


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