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INPUT 1980

Setting the scene for 1980:

  • MUAC: In-house development of Short Term Conflict Alert was brought on-line. The system gives controllers a two minute warning of potential separation infringements.
  • Hewlett-Packard announces release of its first personal computer.
  • The Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.
  • A commercial DC-9 (Itavia Flight 870) was apparently shot down.
  • Björn Borg wins his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title.
  • The United States Air Force reveals it has a stealth plane.
  • Saudia Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar burns after making an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing 301 people.
  • Government of Poland legalizes Solidarity trade union
  • Ronald Reagan defeats incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter by a wide margin.
  • Mark David Chapman murders former Beatle John Lennon.
  • Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.

1980 - Issue 1

  • Output
  • Guild Activities
  • Intercom
  • Fuel Economy
  • The Modern Airliner
  • Stripless Systems
  • STCA
  • The Hoop's Column

1980 - Issue 2

  • Output
  • President's Message
  • Beer Call
  • ECC '80
  • IFATCA '80
  • The Hoop's Column
  • Expedite Clearance

1980 - Issue 3

  • Output
  • President's Message
  • Guild Activities
  • Intercom
  • Tower of Babble
  • The Great Practice Crash
  • Controller Survey
  • In Flight Refuelling
  • The Hoop's Column