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Years in aviation: 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963
Centuries: 19th Century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
Years: 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1960:

Contents

Events

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January

February

March

April

  • April 6 - the Short SC.1 makes its first transition from vertical to horizontal flight and back.
  • April 10 - BOAC resumes scheduled air service from London to Cairo (Egypt), suspended in October 1956 at the time of the Suez Crisis.
  • April 13 - the United Kingdom terminates ballistic missile research, preferring to simply purchase the US-developed Skybolt missile.

May

June

July

August

September

  • September 10 - NORAD carries out Operation Sky Shield, testing US and Canadian radar systems.
  • September 15 - Tasman Empire Airways retires its last flying boat from service.
  • September 17 - East African Airways commences jet service with the Comet 4 between London and Nairobi

October

  • October 27 - Air Mail is established
  • October 31 - BEA retires the DC-3, its last piston-engined airliner serving out of London-Heathrow, from scheduled passenger service.

First flights

January

February

April

May

June

October

November

December

Entered service

June

References

  1. ^ Special, "B-25 Makes Last Flight During Ceremony at Eglin", Playground News, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Thursday 26 May 1960, Volume 15, Number "17" (actually No. 18), page 2.

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