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Years in aviation: 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
Centuries: 19th Century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
Years: 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1969:

Contents

Events

March

May

  • May 4-11 - the Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race commemorates the 50th anniversary of Alcock and Brown's crossing. It is won by a Royal Navy F-4 Phantom, taking 4 hours 47 minutes.
  • May 26 - the US Army cancels the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne program, worth $US 900 million.

June

  • June 5 - US bombing of North Vietnam recommences, after a seven month ceasefire.

July

August

  • August 16 - Darryl Greenamyer sets a new piston-engine airspeed record in a heavily modified F8F Bearcat named Conquest I. His record speed of 478 mph (769 km/h) topples a record that had stood for 30 years.
  • August 31 - World champion boxer Rocky Marciano dies when the plane in which he was a passenger crashes.

October

December

  • December 18 - the England-Australia Commemorative Air Race is flown in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Smith brothers' flight. It is won by W. J. Bright and F. L. Buxton in a Britten-Norman Islander

First flights

February

  • February 9 - Boeing 747
  • February 12 - Mil Mi V-12

March

April

June

August

September

  • September 15 - Cessna FanJet500, the prototype which led to the Cessna Citation.
  • September 19 - Mil Mi-24, the most widely exported helicopter gunship.

Entered service

October








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