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INPUT 1983

Setting the scene for 1983:

  • Release of the Apple Lisa personal computer by Apple Inc.
  • Björn Borg retires from tennis after winning 5 consecutive Wimbledon championships.
  • Lotus 1-2-3 is released for IBM-PC-compatible computers.
  • IBM releases the IBM PC XT.
  • The Transmitter Ismaning, the last wooden radio tower in Germany, is demolished.
  • President Reagan launches a proposal to intercept missiles, also known as 'Star Wars'
  • Michael Jackson 'moonwalks' for the first time in public.
  • Space Shuttle Challenger astronauts Story Musgrave and Donald H. Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk
  • Gandhi wins best picture oscar.
  • The first Disney park outside the USA opens in Tokyo.
  • The U.S Embassy is bombed in Beirut, killing 63 people.
  • Stern magazine publishes the "Hitler Diaries" (later found to be forgeries).
  • Pioneer 10 becomes the first man made object to leave the solar system.
  • Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, on the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • The Nintendo Entertainment System goes on sale in Japan.
  • The lowest temperature on earth was recorded in Vostok Station, Antarctica with -89.2 °C.
  • Australian Dick Smith completes his solo circumnavigation in a helicopter.
  • Space Shuttle Challenger carries Guion S. Bluford, the first African-American astronaut, into space.
  • Korean Air Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace. All 269 on board are killed.
  • Gulf Air Flight 771 crashes in the United Arab Emirates after a bomb exploded in the baggage compartment, killing 117.
  • 38 Irish republican prisoners, armed with 6 handguns, hijacked a prison meals lorry and smashed their way out of HMP Maze.
  • Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war.
  • Hooters opens up in Clearwater, Florida.
  • Simultaneous suicide truck-bombings destroy both the French and the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, killing 241 US servicemen, 58 French paratroopers and 6 Lebanese civilians.
  • Microsoft Word is first released.
  • Avianca Flight 11 crashes near Barajas Airport of Madrid, Spain killing 181 of the 192 on board.

1983 - Issue 1

  • Output
  • President's Aessaye - Reflections on Past and Future
  • Provincetown-Boston Airline
  • Future Flanning for ATC in the USA
  • Legal Responsibilities of ATC
  • "Recipe for Refreshment"
  • The Moroccan Situation
  • Golden Flight Level 1983

1983 - Issue 2

  • Output
  • An Impression of 'Reims UAC
  • German Pilots' Association Visits Maastricht UAC
  • An Automated Air Traffic Control System for Jugoslavia
  • "Split Personalities"
  • IFATCA ' 83
  • Maastricht Airport 1990
  • "Finding a Cure"
  • Rescue Operations via Satellite
  • History, Development and Operation of Modern Profile Computers

1983 - Issue 3

  • Korean Airlines Flight 007; An Air Traffic Controller Comments
  • The Warsaw Air Traffic Control Centre
  • European Charter Group Delays Data Bank Decision
  • American Airlines Flight Training Centre
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Technical Committee Column
  • Le Bourget Air Show 1983
  • Human Relations in ATC
  • ECC '83 Vienna
  • Innovations in the United States Air Traffic Control System

1983 - Issue 4

  • Output
  • President's Message
  • Sint-Truiden Airbase
  • On a wing and a prayer
  • Convex '83 - Part I: Schedule Planning and Operating
  • Costs
  • Part II: Some other aspects by Jan Gordts
  • Hamilton Standard Stork - A Revelation
  • Greek Air Traffic Controllers; Problems and Wishes
  • Iceland 1983
  • 9th Western European Regional Meeting; Athens - Greece
  • The Committee of European Airspace Co-ordination