The Year of '78

The years aircraft: The British Aerospace Sea Harrier

March 11 – Flight Lieutenant David Cyster arrives in Darwin, Australia, completing a 32-day, 9,000-mile (14,493-km) flight from England in the de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth G-ANRF to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bert Hinkler's first solo England-to-Australia flight in 1928

April 18 – The Vickers Viscount becomes the first turboprop airliner to see 25 years in service.

June 9 – Inaugural flight of the Airlink helicopter shuttle service between London Gatwick and London Heathrow Airports