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INPUT 1977

Setting the scene for 1977:

  • A Swedish airliner crashes into a residential area of Stockholm, killing all 22 on board;
  • Death penalty is re-introduced in the USA;
  • Australia's worst railway disaster leaves 83 people dead near Granville;
  • Snow falls in Miami, the only time in recorded history;
  • Jimmy Carter becomes the 39th president of the USA;
  • The test Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its maiden flight on top of a modified B747;
  • The 1977 Bucharest Earthquake kills 1,500;
  • A collision between KLM and PanAm Boeing 747s at Tenerife, Canary Islands, kills 583;
  • The Red Army Faction shoots German prosecutor Buback and his driver in Karlsruhe;
  • Moluccan train and school hostage crisis in the Netherlands;
  • First Apple II computers go on sale;
  • IL-62 crash in Cuba kills 69 people;
  • First democratic elections in Spain after 41 years of dictatorship of General Franco;
  • New York city suffers a 25hr blackout;
  • Tandy announces the TRS-80 Model I computer;
  • Elvis Presley dies;
  • Lufthansa flight 181 is hijacked by Palestinians demanding the release of 11 RAF members;
  • Three members of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd die in a charter plane crash;
  • Atari 2600 game system is released;
  • British Airways inaugurates regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service;
  • First nodes of ARPAnet are connected; it would later evolve into the Internet;
  • Malaysia B737 is hijacked and crashes, killing all 100 people on board;

1977 - Issue 1

  • Output-Editorial
  • Intercom-Letters
  • From the President
  • Carnaval - What Alaaf
  • What was that Calsign Again?
  • Area Control - Who Needs It?
  • That Meteor ....
  • Adsel - The Major Development in
  • Air Traffic Control
  • The Adventures of Roger Wilco
  • Action (1)
  • Visit to Fokker
  • Eurocontrol Route Charges System -The Facts and the Fiction
  • B.P.C.
  • Say Again Your Type
  • On Our Behalf
  • Action (2)Food for Throught?
  • The Fleet Air Arm Museum
  • Internal Affairs
  • IFATCA News
  • Guild News
 

1977 - Issue 2

  • OUTPUT - Editorial
  • INTERCOM - Letters
  • The European Controllers Cup
  • Action ....
  • .... And Reaction
  • Say Again Your Type
  • Towards 2000
  • Bulgaria - Land of wine and schweppes
  • Roger Wilco
  • CARDS at Boscombe Down
  • IFATCA Conference 1977
  • Emergency - What Happens Now?
  • The J.Y. Prog.
  • What was that callsign again?
  • Time Out
  • Belgium's flying rescue service
  • Internal Affairs

1977 - Issue 3

  • Output
  • Intercom
  • Flow control — Air traffic's burden
  • Say again your type
  • Operations chief retires
  • Russian military aviation 1977
  • Money matters
  • Lippe radar
  • Roger Wilco
  • EGATS Forum 1977
  • FAA low-level wind shear alert system
  • Lodge or EGATS? - Statutes or constitution?
  • Tids & Tourniquets
  • The IFATCA conferencel — How often?
  • Internal affairs

1977 - Issue 4

  • Output - editorial
  • Intercom - letters
  • Short term conflict alert in Madap
  • What was that callsign again?
  • Roger Wilco
  • EGATS Forum 1977
  • ADA - A fairy tale
  • Nepal
  • ERCAN - Air traffic in danger
  • Say again your type
  • Riding on air