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1974 In Aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1974:

Contents

  • Events 1
    • January 1.1
    • February 1.2
    • March 1.3
    • April 1.4
    • June 1.5
    • July 1.6
    • August 1.7
    • September 1.8
    • October 1.9
    • November 1.10
    • December 1.11
  • First flights 2
    • January 2.1
    • February 2.2
    • June 2.3
    • August 2.4
    • September 2.5
    • October 2.6
    • November 2.7
    • December 2.8
  • Entered service 3
    • February 3.1
    • May 3.2
    • September 3.3
    • November 3.4
  • References 4

Events

January

February

March

April

June

  • June 4 – Construction of OV-101, the first Space Shuttle, begins. It later will be named Enterprise.
  • June 11 – Northrop YF-17A 72-01569 becomes the first American fighter to break the sound barrier in level flight when not in afterburner.[4]

July

August

September

October

  • October 24 – The U.S. Air Force conducts the world‍ '​s first successful test launch of an air-launched ballistic missile. The C-5A Galaxy 69-0014 flies from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to a launch point over the Pacific Ocean off California and rolls an LGM-30B Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile with a fueled first stage and inert second and third stages off its cargo ramp at an altitude of 20,000 feet (6,096 meters); the missile falls under stabilizing parachutes to an altitude of 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), where its engines ignite, then rises during a ten-second engine burn to an altitude of 20,000 feet (6,096 meters) before the first stage runs out of fuel as planned, after which the missile falls into the ocean. The test is fully successful.[9]

November

December

First flights

January

  • January 9 – WSK-Mielec M-15 SP-1974
  • January 20 – General Dynamics YF-16 72-01567, prototype of the F-16 Fighting Falcon ("inadvertent" flight to avoid damage during faulty taxiing run)[11]

February

June

August

September

October

November

December

Entered service

February

May

September

November

References

  1. ^ Melia, Tamara, Moser, "Damn the Torpedoes": A Short History of U.S. Naval Mine Countermeasures, 1777–1991, Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center, 1991, ISBN 0-945-274-07-6, p. 111.
  2. ^ Wooldridge, E.T., Captain (ret.), USN, "Snapshots From the First Century of Naval Aviation," Proceedings, September 2011, p. 56.
  3. ^ Chronology of Significant Events in Naval Aviation: "Naval Air Transport" 1941 – 1999
  4. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, ISBN 0-517-56588-9, p. 376.
  5. ^ Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 1-55750-875-5, p. 170.
  6. ^ Dorr, Robert F., Review: SR-71: The Complete Illustrated History of the Blackbird, the World's Highest, Fastest Plane, Aviation History, January 2014, p. 60.
  7. ^ "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet," Aviation History, September 2010, p. 32.
  8. ^ "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet," Aviation History, September 2010, pp. 32–33.
  9. ^ Petrinic, Emil, "Going Ballistic," Aviation History, July 2014, pp. 55-57.
  10. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 56.
  11. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 209.
  12. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 209.
  13. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 68.
  14. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 87.
  15. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 104.
  16. ^ Mondey, David, ed., The Complete Illustrated History of the World‍ '​s Aircraft, Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1978, ISBN 0-89009-771-2, p. 27.
  17. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 34.
  18. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 34.
  19. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 318.
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