1973 in Aviation History

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1973 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1973:


Icelandair established.
Don Taylor attempts round-the-world trip in his homebuilt Thorp T-18, ended by a spate of really bad weather between northern Japan and the Aleutian Islands. His next attempt in the summer of 1976 is successful.


January 12 - A US Navy F-4 Phantom scores the 197th and final US air-to-air victory of the Vietnam War
January 15 - final B-52 Stratofortress mission of the Vietnam War
January 18 - Results of the USAF A-X fly-off announced, with the Fairchild YA-10 selected over the Northrop YA-9.
January 27 - end of the Vietnam War


February 24 - United States Marine Corps helicopters begin clearing mines from North Vietnamese harbors


June 3 - The first production Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic airliner broke-up during a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, killing 14.
June 7 - Bahamasair commenced operations.


August 15 - the final USAF mission over Cambodia is flown


A patrol of MiG-21 fighters attacks a flight of Israeli Defense Force Mirage and F-4 Phantom aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Syria. One Mirage and 13 MiG-21s are shot down.
September 11 - An AVE Mizar flying car prototype broke-up in flight over Oxnard, California killing the company founder and the pilot.


October 6 - Egypt and Syria launch air strikes on Israel, starting the Yom Kippur War. The conflict lasts 18 days

First flights

AVE Mizar (mid-1973)


January 4 - Gates Learjet 26 N26GL
October 7 - Cameron D96 Hot-Air Airship G-BAMK


April 10 - Boeing T-43 71-1403
April 17 - PZL-106 Kruk


May 11 - Dassault Falcon 30 F-WAMD
May 30 - WSK-Mielec M-15 Belphegor


June - IAI Kfir


July 26 - Sikorsky XH-59A 71-1472


August 1 - Martin Marietta X-24B
August 5 - Trident Trigull CF-TRI-X
August 21 - Aerosport Scamp
August 22 - Learjet 35


September 25 - MBB Bx 106 D-HDCI


October 8 - RFB Fanliner D-EJFL
October 26 - Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet


November 23 - AIDC T-CH-1


December 23 - Aero Boero 260AG

Entered service


April 16 - Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante with Transbrasil

1973 in Aviation Pictures

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