Italian diplomat, Vincenzo Lunardi, makes the 1st ascent in a hydrogen balloon in Britain.
Wilbur Wright in the airplane Flyer II makes his 1st controlled half-circle while in flight.
Aeronaves de Mexico (Aeromexico) is founded.
Scott Crossfield is first to pilot the X-15.
First flight of the Cessna FanJet500, the prototype which led to the Cessna Citation.
Air Seychelles established.
First flight of the Agusta A129 Mangusta MM590.
A Eurocopter Panther sets new time-to-altitude records for helicopters in its class.
First flight of the C-17 Globemaster III.