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

British Civil Aviation in 1964

5 January
The Short Belfast heavy transport aircraft makes its first flight.

1 May
The British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) 221 research and development aircraft makes its first flight.

7 May
The British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) Super VC10 makes its first flight.

6 June
Silver City Airways, founded in 1948, carries the millionth car on its cross Channel car ferry operation.

27 September
The British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) TSR2 makes its first flight.

1 October
Derby Airways changes its name to its present day title, British Midland Airways.