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

British Civil Aviation in 1967

9 March
The first flight of the Slingsby T53 two-seat glider (sailplane). This was the first all-metal glider built in the United Kingdom.

5 May
The first all-British satellite, UK-3 (Ariel 3), is launched into orbit from the Western Test Range in California.

23 May
The Hawker Siddeley Nimrod prototype makes its first flight.

8 June
The first launch of a British Petrel rocket from the South Uist Range in the Outer Hebrides.

4 July
The United Kingdom government begins sonic boom tests over the country, using Royal Air Force English Electric Lightnings to produce random booms.

28 December
The first flight of a production Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1 is made at Dunsfold in Surrey.