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INPUT 1975

Setting the scene for 1975:

  • MUAC: EGATS ascended to become a member of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations' - IFATCA
  • MUAC: German military sectors (Lippe Radar) moved to Maastricht UAC. This initiative marked the start of exemplary cooperation between civil and military air traffic services.
  • Portugal grants independence to Angola;
  • Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for the leadership of the UK Conservative Party in the United Kingdom;
  • A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people;
  • Color television transmissions begin in Australia;
  • Bill Gates founds Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA;
  • The killing of 27 Palestinians in Lebanon triggers the Lebanese Civil War;
  • Pol Pot proclaims the Democratic Republic of Kampuchea in Cambodia and becomes its Prime Minister (1975-1979);
  • The Vietnam War ends as Communist forces take Saigon, resulting in mass evacuation of Americans and South Vietnamese;
  • Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest;
  • The United Kingdom votes yes in a referendum to stay in the European Community;
  • Jaws is released, a thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg;
  • An American Apollo and Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock in orbit, marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the 2 nations;
  • Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa is reported missing;
  • NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars;
  • Rembrandt's painting "The Night Watch" is slashed a dozen times at a gallery in Amsterdam;
  • Juan Carlos I of Spain becomes acting Head of State after dictator Francisco Franco concedes that he is too ill to govern;
  • Rockband Queen release their most famous single Bohemian Rhapsody;
  • Suriname gains independence from the Kingdom of the Netherlands;
  • A bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport, killing 11;

1975 - Issue 1 (April)

  • Letter from the President
  • International Air Carrier Association
  • Impression of a trip to the U.S.A.
  • The Micro wave Landing System
  • Hypnotics, Tranquillizers and Air Traffic Controllers
  • DC 10
  • Area Navigation system
  • News

1975 - Issue 2 (September)

  • Letter from the President
  • European Organisation for Civil Aviation Electronics
  • Human and environmental considerations : The airline Pilot's Vieuwpoint
  • Corvette
  • Pilot Controller Forum 1975
  • Committee 1975 - 1976
  • IATA Resolution no. 200