The world’s first aerodrome, Port-Aviation, is opened 12 miles outside of Paris.
The Boeing Company receives its first order, from Israeli airline El Al, for a long-range version of the 747 Jumbo Jet, production of which was announced just under a month ago.
The first solar-powered aircraft, Solar One, makes a successful flight in England.
New York Air began airline operations.
Northwest Airlines buys a 25% share in Hawaiian Airlines.
Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101 loses a wing and crashes into the Atlantic Ocean near Miami, killing twenty people. This crash spells the end for Chalk's Ocean Airways, operating since 1917.