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1961 In Aviation

Years in aviation: 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
Years: 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1961:

Contents

  • Events 1
    • January 1.1
    • February 1.2
    • March 1.3
    • April 1.4
    • May 1.5
    • June 1.6
    • July 1.7
    • August 1.8
    • September 1.9
    • October 1.10
    • November 1.11
    • December 1.12
  • First flights 2
    • January 2.1
    • February 2.2
    • March 2.3
    • April 2.4
    • May 2.5
    • June 2.6
    • July 2.7
    • August 2.8
    • September 2.9
    • October 2.10
    • November 2.11
  • Entered service 3
    • February 3.1
    • June 3.2
    • September 3.3
    • October 3.4
  • References 4

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

  • December 5 – A U.S. Navy McDonnell F4H-1 Phantom II sets a sustained altitude record of 66,443.8 feet (20,252.1 meters).
  • December 11 – The first American military aircraft are based in Vietnam, as the U.S. Army‍ '​s 8th and 57th Transportation Companies (Light Helicopter), arrive at Saigon, South Vietnam. They are equipped with 32 H-21C Shawnee transport helicopters.[25]
  • December 22 – U.S. Army helicopters engage in their first combat operation in Vietnam as the 8th Transportation Company makes several airlfits of South Vietnamese ground troops to landing zones in South Vietnam south of Saigon.[26]
  • December 23 – In Operation Chopper, U.S. Army helicopters airlift 1,000 South Vietnamese paratroopers to attack a suspected Viet Cong headquarters in South Vietnam 10 miles (16 km) west of Saigon.[26]

First flights

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

Entered service

February

June

September

  • Sikorsky HSS-2 Sea King (redesignated SH-3 Sea King in 1962) with United States Navy Antisubmarine Helicopter Squadrons 3 (HS-3) and 10 (HS-10)[37]

October

References

  1. ^ a b Hallion, Richard P., "Across the Hypersonic Divide," Aviation History, July 2012, p. 41.
  2. ^ Anonymous, "Chile mountaineers: We found plane missing for half century," Associated Press, February 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Hollway, Don, "'One of My Missiles is Loose!'", Aviation History, March 2013, p. 60.
  4. ^ Mets, David R., Land-Based Air Power in Third World Crises, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, July 1986, no ISBN number, p. 72.
  5. ^ Mets, David R., Land-Based Air Power in Third World Crises, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, July 1986, no ISBN number, pp. 72-76, 79-80.
  6. ^ Mets, David R., Land-Based Air Power in Third World Crises, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, July 1986, no ISBN number, pp. 81-83.
  7. ^ "Today in History," The Washington Post Express, May 1, 2012, Page 34.
  8. ^ McCabe, Scott, "Crime History," The Washington Examiner, May 1, 2013, Page 8.
  9. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 66.
  10. ^ a b c Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 311.
  11. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 311, claims the radar inytercept officer's name was B. R. Young.
  12. ^ "History of El Al". El Al. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  13. ^ Today in History, The Washington Post Express, July 19, 2011, Page 37.
  14. ^ a b Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 94.
  15. ^ Wilkinson, Stephan, "The First Airliner to Go Supersonic," Aviation History, September 2011, p. 13.
  16. ^ , 1 July 1999 11:10 EDTThe Guardian"21 Dead in French Cable Car Crash,"
  17. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, ISBN 978-0-517-56588-9, pp. 429-430.
  18. ^ "Today in History," The Washington Post Express, September 5, 2012, p. 28.
  19. ^ "3 Killed as Plane Crashes in Air Show". The New York Times. September 25, 1961. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  20. ^ "100,000 See 3 Die in Crash at Air Show". The Los Angeles Times. September 25, 1961. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  21. ^ Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1, p. 6.
  22. ^ 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. 74.
  23. ^ Hallion, Richard P., "Across the Hypersonic Divide," Aviation History, July 2012, pp. 36-37.
  24. ^ Gardiner, Robert, Conway‍ '​s All the World‍ '​s Fighting Ships 1947-1982, Part One: The Western Powers, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1983, ISBN 0-87021-918-9, p. 28.
  25. ^ Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1, p. 7.
  26. ^ a b Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1, p. 8.
  27. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 274.
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Taylor 1961, p. 2.
  29. ^ Duffy and Kandalov 1996, p. 138.
  30. ^ Taylor 1961, p. 158.
  31. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 74.
  32. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 101.
  33. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 90.
  34. ^ David, Donald, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Nobles Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 110.
  35. ^ a b c d e f g Taylor 1962, p. 2.
  36. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 97.
  37. ^ Polmar, Norman, "Historic Aircraft: The King of the Sea", Naval History, February 2012, p. 12.
  • Duffy, Paul and Andrei Kandalov. Tupolev The Man and His Aircraft. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife, 1996. ISBN 1-85310-728-X.
  • Taylor, John W. R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., 1961.
  • Taylor, John W. R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1962–63. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., 1962.
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