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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1960:

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  • September 5 – A United States Navy McDonnell F4H-1 Phantom II sets a world speed record over a 500-km (310.5-mi) closed-circuit course, averaging 1,216.78 mph (1,958.16 km/hr).
  • September 10 – NORAD carries out Operation Skyshield, testing American and Canadian radar systems.
  • September 25 – A U.S. Navy F4H-1 Phantom II sets a world speed record over a 100-km (62.1-mi) closed-circuit course, averaging 1,390.21 mph (2,237.26 km/hr).

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  • The Royal Navy retires it last piston-engined fixed-wing aircraft, the Douglas Skyraider, from front-line service.[9]
  • December 6 – Brazil commissions its first aircraft carrier, Minas Gerais. She is the second Latin American aircraft carrier to enter service.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Isenberg, Michael T., Shield of the Republic: The United States Navy in an Era of Cold War and Violent Peace, Volume I: 1945-1962, New York: St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-09911-8, p. 737.
  2. Polmar, Norman, "Historic Aircraft: The Flying Banana," Naval History, August 2010, p. 17.
  3. Special, "B-25 Makes Last Flight During Ceremony at Eglin", Playground News, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Thursday 26 May 1960, Volume 15, Number "17" (actually No. 18), page 2.
  4. "Airport History". George Best Belfast City Airport. http://www.belfastcityairport.com/About-Us/Airport-Development-and-Planning/facts-and-figures.aspx. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  5. "Thai Air Leader, 17 others killed in plane crash". 15 April 1960. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=fZlJAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZAwNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3119,2527322&dq=china+plane+crash&hl=en. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  6. Hammel, Eric, Six Days in June: How Israel Won the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1992, ISBN 0-684-19390-6, p. 128.
  7. Scheina, Robert L., Latin America: A Naval History 1810-1987, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1987, ISBN 978-0-87021-295-6, p. 207.
  8. Chronology of Significant Events in Naval Aviation: "Naval Air Transport" 1941 -- 1999
  9. Thetford, Owen, British Naval Aircraft Since 1912, Sixth Edition, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 1-55750-076-2, p. 116.
  10. Mondey, David, ed., The Complete Illustrated History of the World's Aircraft, Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1978, ISBN 0-89009-771-2, p. 222.
  11. Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 56.
  12. Taylor 1961, p. 255.
  13. Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 9.
  14. Taylor 1961, p. 140.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Taylor 1961, p. 2.
  16. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Donald, David 1997, p. 100
  • Taylor, John W. R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., 1961.

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