Business & Commercial Aviation News from June 1965Jessica A. Salerno
The June 1965 issue of Business & Commercial Aviation included these news items as well as the aircraft in the image gallery:
- "Some 250 executive jets are due for delivery this year at a total price of more than a quarter billion dollars. At least 50% of these will not be purchased outright — but leased." – Forest Beckett, Beckett Aviation.
- The first transatlantic flight by a Lear Jet was made to Frankfurt, Germany, via Gander, Keflavik and Prestwick. Starting from Wichita, the 5,577-mi. flight took 10 hr. 17 min. Average altitude was 41,000 ft. and the average ground speed was 540 mph. There were three people aboard.
- 3,500 elementary and 2,750 second degree pilot’s licenses were issued in France in 1964. The Bureau for Business Flying has been created by the Transport Ministry and Technical and Industrial Aviation Directorate.