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INPUT 1982

Setting the scene for 1982:

  • Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90 crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78.
  • London-based Laker Airways collapses, leaving 6,000 stranded passengers and debts of $270 million.
  • Japan Airlines Flight 350 crashes in Tokyo Bay due to thrust reversal on approach to Tokyo International Airport, killing 24 people among the 174 people on board.
  • The oil platform Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing all 84 rig workers aboard.
  • Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
  • The nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano killing 323 sailors.
  • The Weather Channel (United States) airs on cable television for the first time.
  • Spain becomes the 16th member of NATO and the first nation to enter the alliance since West Germany's admission in 1955.
  • The first Rubik's Cube World Championships is held in Budapest, Hungary.
  • VASP Flight 168, a Boeing 727 passenger jet, crashes into forest Fortaleza, killing 137.
  • The Falklands War ends: A formal surrender is agreed on June 14th.
  • British Airways Flight 9 suffers a temporary four-engine flameout and damage to the exterior of the plane, after flying through the otherwise undetected ash plume from Indonesia's Galunggung.
  • Larry Walters, a.k.a. Lawn Chair Larry, flies 16,000 feet above Long Beach, California in lawn chair with weather balloons attached.
  • Pan Am Flight 759 (Boeing 727) crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing all 146 on board and 8 on the ground.
  • Italy beats West Germany 3-1 to win the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.
  • The first compact discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany.
  • The first emoticons are posted by Scott Fahlman.
  • A gasoline tanker explodes in the Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan, killing at least 2,000 people.
  • Lech Walesa, is released from 11 months of internment near the Soviet border.
  • Michael Jackson's #1 album Thriller is released, to become the biggest selling album of all time in entertainment history.
  • Time Magazine's Man of the Year is given for the first time to a non-human, the computer.
     

1982 - Issue 1

  • OUTPUT
  • Eck's President's Message
  • President's Message
  • Guild Future Activities
  • Aviation Glossary
  • Cabin Crew Injury
  • 2001-An Airspace Odyssey
  • The Big Question
  • Old Soldiers Never Die
  • Rumours
  • American Dream
  • Pilot Incapacitation
  • Miscellaneous

1982 - Issue 2

  • Letters to the Editor
  • OUTPUT
  • President's Message
  • Travel Section Column
  • 1982 IFATCA Conference Amsterdam
  • Puzzle
  • Application to Headquarters
  • EGATS Technical Committee Column
  • Sports Page: E.C.C. 1982 Dublin
  • Breaks and Breaklists
  • ATC Holiday Exchange Program
  • EGATS Member finds Appreciation in South America

1982 - Issue 3 - 10th anniversary issue!

  • Output
  • President's message
  • Many happy returns
  • Instute of Air Navigation Services Luxembourg
  • Philips
  • I had a dream
  • K.L.M.
  • Short-cut shortcomings
  • Finnair/USAF
  • Open letter to company pilots
  • Past,Present and Future
  • N.L.M.
  • Singapore Airlines
  • A.T.C. and the independent pilot
  • Puzzle
  • Talking about anniversaries
  • Dan-Air
  • Hooper
  • Central Route Charges Office
  • Transavia
  • U.A.G.B.P.A.R.S.
  • MATCAB
  • IFATCA
  • The spirit of the Spitfire

1982 - Issue 4

  • Output
  • President's message
  • Fuel Economy Forum
  • The Frill is gone
  • France blamed for Air Disaster
  • Flexibility?
  • A Golden Oldie
  • A Technical Breakthrough
  • Norms Sports Page
  • Meteosat
  • About Trainees, Training Officers and Training Systems
  • How to make 10.000 Friends in one easy Lesson
  • IFATCA Regional Meeting Luxembourg
  • Latest Rumour
  • Bits and Pieces