1963 in Aviation History

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1963 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1963:


Violating a 1959 requirement that all aircraft operating from the aircraft carrier Minas Gerais - which never has operated aircraft - belong to the Brazilian Air Force, the Brazilian Navy establishes an air group of its own for the carrier and smuggles aircraft purchased abroad into the country for the air group. Air force reconnaissance aircraft discover the naval carrier aircraft, causing tension between the two services.


January 7 - Aeroflot launches its service from Moscow to Havana (Cuba), using Tu-114 turboprop aircraft.


February 14 - the Indian Air Force receives its first batch of Soviet fighters, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21s


March 18 - the Dassault Balzac makes its first transitions from vertical to horizontal flight and back


June 3 - A Northwest Airlines DC-7C crashed in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. 101 people perished .


July 2 - Crash of Mohawk Airlines Flight 121 at Rochester, New York, in the United States, killing seven people.
July 3 - The Peruvian Navy reestablishes a naval arm, Peruvian Naval Aviation.
July 19 - Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.


August 21 - a Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-124 ditched in the Neva River Leningrad (Soviet Union) without a single injury or fatality


In an exercise named Operation Big Lift, the US Air Force airlifts an entire armoured division of 15,000 troops to Europe within 5 days.

First flights


January 2 - Aero Commander 1121 Jet Commander
January 7 - Short Skyvan
January 9 - Yakovlev Yak-36
January 26 - Hiller OH-5


February 9 - Boeing 727
February 25 - Transall C.160


March 26 - Hunting H.126


April 20 - EWR VJ 101


May 27 - McDonell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (USAF version)


June 29 - Saab 105


August 1 - PZL-104 Wilga (Wilga 2 prototype)
August 20 - BAC One-Eleven


October 7 - Learjet 23 prototype, the very first Learjet built.


December 17 - C-141 Starlifter
December 17 - Matra Jupiter
December 21 - Hawker Siddeley Andover

Entered service

Lim-6bis in the Polish Air Force


A-6A Intruder with VA-42 Green Pawns of US Navy


McDonnell F-4C Phantom II with USAF

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