1970 in aviation

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Years: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1970:

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  • December 15 – Soviet aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan dies, aged 65.
  • December 16 – U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules and C-141 Starlifter transports complete an airlift begun November 18 to bring relief supplies and equipment to East Pakistan after the devastating 1970 Bhola cyclone. The aircraft have delivered a total of 140 short tons (127 metric tons) of supplies and equipment, some of them making flights of almost 10,000 miles (16,100 km).[17]
  • December 30 – The Grumman YF-14A, prototype of the F-14 Tomcat, is destroyed in a crash during its second flight due to hydraulic failure. Its two-man crew ejects and parachutes safely.[18]
  • December 31 – With pre-tax losses of $US 130 million, the year ends as the worst ever for U.S. airlines.

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  • January 17 Sukhoi T-6-2IG (prototype of Sukhoi Su-24 'Fencer')

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Cordesman, Anthony H. (1991). The Lessons of Modern War The Arab-Israeli Conflicts, 1973-1989. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-8133-1329-0. 
  2. ^ Donald, David (1997). The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6. 
  3. ^ a b Mondey, David (1978). The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Aircraft. Book Sales. p. 59. ISBN 978-0-89009-771-7. 
  4. ^ Polmar, Norman, "Historic Aircraft: The God of the Sea's Namesake", Naval History, October 2011, pp. 16, 17.
  5. ^ Mondey, David (1978). The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Aircraft. Book Sales. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-89009-771-7. 
  6. ^ a b c d Nichols, John B.; Tillman, Barrett (1987). On Yankee station the naval air war over Vietnam. Naval Institute Press. p. 158. ISBN 978-0-87021-559-9. 
  7. ^ Scheina, Robert L. (1987). Latin America A Naval History, 1810-1987. US Naval Institute Press. p. 233. ISBN 978-0-87021-295-6. 
  8. ^ Polmar, Norman, "The Soviet Navy '​s Caribbean Outpost," Naval History, October 2012, p. 27.
  9. ^ Chinnery, Philip D. (1991). Vietnam The Helicopter War. Naval Institute Press. p. 140. ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1. 
  10. ^ Chinnery, Philip D. (1991). Vietnam The Helicopter War. Naval Institute Press. pp. 140–141. ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1. 
  11. ^ Chinnery, Philip D. (1991). Vietnam The Helicopter War. Naval Institute Press. p. 142. ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1. 
  12. ^ Chinnery, Philip D. (1991). Vietnam The Helicopter War. Naval Institute Press. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1. 
  13. ^ a b Haulman, Daniel L., One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events, 1903-2002, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 2003, no ISBN number, p. 108.
  14. ^ www.af.mil U.S. Air Force official Web site: History Milestones: Thursday, January 01, 1970 - Sunday, December 31, 1989.
  15. ^ Donald, David (1997). The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6. 
  16. ^ Thetford, Owen Gordon (1991). British Naval Aircraft Since 1912. Naval Institute Press. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-55750-076-2. 
  17. ^ a b c Haulman, Daniel L., One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events, 1903-2002, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 2003, no ISBN number, p. 109.
  18. ^ a b Polmar, Norman, "Historic Aircraft: A Premier Fighter," Naval History, April 2012, p. 13.
  19. ^ Johnson, E. R. "Everyman's Amphibian," Aviation History, November 2012, p. 15.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g Taylor 1971, p. [86].
  21. ^ Donald, David (1997). The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6. 
  22. ^ Donald, David (1997). The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6. 
  23. ^ Angelucci, Enzo (1987). The American Fighter. Outlet. p. 252. ISBN 978-0-517-56588-9. 
  24. ^ Donald, David (1997). The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6. 
  25. ^ Donald, David (1997). The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. p. 102. ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6. 
  26. ^ Donald, David (1997). The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6. 
  • Taylor, John W. R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1971–72. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1971.