Wykoff, Church and Partridge, a car sales firm, becomes the USA’s first airplane sales agency.
The German firm “Delag” inaugurates the first regular passenger-carrying airship service. Between 1910-1914, its five Zeppelin airships carry nearly 35,000 passengers without a fatality over inland German routes.
The Tupolev ANT-25 monoplane, designed to win the world long-distance record for the USSR, makes its first flight.
Germany invades the Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa). 1,200 Soviet aircraft are destroyed on the first day alone.
A Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan makes the first non-stop flight from England to Australia.
First flight of the Dassault Mirage IIIV second prototype, experimental VTOL fighter design.
Richard Branson's airline, Virgin Atlantic, begins services to North America, using Boeing 747s.
---First flight of the June 22 - Rutan Voyager.
Bombardier purchases Learjet for $US 75.85 million.
Syrian antiaircraft fire shoots down a Turkish Air Force F-4 Phantom II fighter on a training mission over the Mediterranean Sea off Turkey's Hatay Province, killing its two-man crew. Syria claims the aircraft violated its airspace; Turkey admits a momentary violation but claims the F-4 was shot down 15 minutes later in international airspace 13 nautical miles (15 statute miles; 24 km) from Syria.