London's Hangar 6 will be closed 21 September while we update this exhibition.

British Civil Aviation in 1963

16 January
Yvonne Pope becomes the first United Kingdom woman airline pilot to fly international routes, flying from Gatwick to Dusseldorf for Morton Air Services.

20 August
The British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) 1-11 airliner prototype (G-ASHG) makes its first flight.

21 December
The Hawker Siddeley 748MF military transport aircraft (G-ARRV) makes its first flight and is renamed ‘Andover’ in Royal Air Force service.