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INPUT 1978

Setting the scene for 1978:

  • Air India Flight 855, a Boeing 747 passenger jet, crashes into the ocean near Bombay, killing 213;
  • Soviet satellite Cosmos 954 burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering debris over Canada's Northwest Territories;
  • Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314, a Boeing 737-200, crashes in Cranbrook, British Columbia, killing 44 of the 50 people onboard;
  • Serial killer Ted Bundy is captured in Pensacola, Florida;
  • Electrical workers in Mexico City find the remains of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan in the middle of the city;
  • Charlie Chaplin's remains are stolen from Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland;
  • Former Italian Premier Aldo Moro is kidnapped by the Red Brigades; 5 bodyguards are killed and Moro's body is later found in a parked car;
  • The tanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two off Brittany, spilling 50,000 metric tons of crude oil;
  • The FIFA World Cup is held in Argentina;
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, killing 45 people;
  • The bombing by Breton nationalists causes destruction in Versailles;
  • More than 200 tourists die in an explosion of a tanker-truck at a campsite in Costa Daurada, Spain;
  • Louise Brown becomes the first human born from in vitro fertilization, in the United Kingdom;
  • Pope Paul VI dies at age 80;
  • PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727, collides with a small private airplane and crashes in San Diego, California; 144 are killed;
  • Pope John Paul I dies after only 33 days of papacy;
  • Vietnam attacks Cambodia;
  • Egyptian President Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Begin win the Nobel Peace Prize;
  • In Guyana, Jim Jones leads his Peoples Temple cult in a mass murder-suicide that claims 918 lives in all
  • Six men rob a Lufthansa cargo facility in New York City's Kennedy airport.
  • A collision near Yangzhuang railway station in China kills 106 and injurs 218.
  • The Spanish Constitution is approved in a referendum, officially ending 40 years of military dictatorship.

1978 - Issue 1

  • Output- Editorial
  • Intercom - Letters to the editor
  • EGATS Technical Committee
  • Say again your type
  • Restrictions?
  • Traffic information - How essential?
  • SAVVAN - The right direction
  • Controllers Opinion Poll
  • SCOPS visits Budapest
  • Duty rosters
  • Problems of RTF communication Failure
  • OPS Room Personalities - No. I
  • Braking action good - what does it mean?
  • Membership list
 

1978 - Issue 2

  • Output - editorial
  • Intercom
  • What was that callsign again?
  • The tragic lack of controller solidarity...
  • Copenhagen '78 - A summary
  • Nepal II
  • Roger Wilco
  • News from Philips
  • Raquel Welch's private life

1978 - Issue 3

  • Output - Editorial
  • Intercom
  • Who is moving in next-door?
  • A total system for aviation security
  • The Sports Column
  • OPS Room Personalities No 2 - The supervisor
  • Maastricht UAC - Decisions still postponed
  • Roger Wilco
  • Aviation Corner
  • IACA Protests increased Eurocontrol Charges
  • Raquel Welch Unveiled
  • A visit to Malmö
  • Demande et Réponse
  • Emergency - What happens now ?

1978 - Issue 4

  • Output- Editorial
  • EGATS members visit Suriname
  • Landing Cats ?
  • The Hoop's Column
  • Convex '78 - Some reflections
  • The shape of things to come
  • Roger Wilco
  • Nulli Secundus
  • The Input Film Guide
  • TMAC
  • Thoughts of a WEC
  • IACA forms EURACA
  • The first of the Elephants