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INPUT 1979

Setting the scene for 1979:

  • 50 people are killed when a French tanker explodes at the Gulf Oil terminal at Bantry in Ireland;
  • The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and settles in Egypt;
  • Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile and seizes power;
  • The People's Republic of China invades northern Vietnam, starting the Sino-Vietnamese War;
  • It snows in the Sahara Desert for 30 minutes;
  • Spacecraft Voyager I passes Jupiter and discovers rings around the planet;
  • US President Jimmy Carter in attacked by a swamp rabbit while fishing;
  • Egypt and Israel sign a peace treaty at the White House in Washington;
  • The very first Space Shuttle, Columbia, is delivered to NASA;
  • In Chicago, a DC-10 crashes during takeoff, killing 271 on board and two people on the ground;
  • Bryan Allen flies the man-powered Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel;
  • Carter and Brezhnev sign the SALT II agreement in Vienna;
  • Spacestation Skylab returns to earth, mostly burning up on re-entry;
  • A fire at a hotel in Saragossa, Spain leaves 72 dead;
  • Lord Mountbatten and 4 others are assassinated by the Provisional IRA;
  • Pioneer 11 passes within 21,000 km of Saturn, the first spacecraft to visit the planet;
  • Two families flee from East Germany by balloon;
  • 3,000 Iranian radicals, mostly students, invade the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and take 90 hostages (53 of whom are American);
  • an Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes on Antarctica on a sightseeing trip, killing all 257 people on board;
  • First Star Trek movie premiers at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC;
  • The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan;
  • The first European Ariane rocket is launched;

1979 - Issue 1

  • Output - Editorial
  • Intercom - Letters to the Editor
  • A.T.C. in Suriname
  • Report IFATCA Meeting
  • Madrid Control
  • IFATCA - Standing Committee V
  • Visit to APCA and Bretigny Branch
  • Visit to ANACNAI
  • Eastern love Airbus
  • Visit to ANACNA II
  • The Hoop's Column
  • Expedite Clearance - late news

1979 - Issue 2

  • Output
  • Intercom
  • International Labour Organization
  • ECC 1979
  • DABS/ADSEL
  • The Phantom Flyer
  • IFATCA79
  • The Air Safety Challenge
  • Merry Christmas
  • D.C.10
  • Nutrition
  • The Hoop's Column

1979 - Issue 3

  • Output
  • Intercom
  • Guild activities
  • 30 years ago
  • ATC in Senegal
  • Air miss
  • Piper Cheyenne
  • 40 years ago
  • Air Kent
  • 60 years ago
  • Airship
  • VLF Nav.
  • 70 years ago
  • The Hoop's column