Category: Historic Aviation

Vulcan XL426 Open Day – preview

The Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT) is holding an open day at its Southend Airport home on Sunday 20 August. Now settled in her new home inside the airport’s Hangar 6, visitors can expect to see Vulcan XL426 undercover after she’s

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‘Harvard 57’ back in the air

Almost 18 months after being damaged in a landing accident following the 2016 Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow in New Zealand, North American Harvard ‘57’ is back in the air.  The aircraft, which is part of the Roaring 40s Harvard aerobatic

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USAF ANNIVERSARY SHOW A SPECTACLE

    A series of spectacular flypasts and  displays ensured the USAF’s 70th anniversary was celebrated in style at a sold out Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford last weekend. The airshow, which took place over three days (July 14-16), attracted

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5,000 FLYING HOURS FOR THIRD GENERATION NAVAL OFFICER

    A third generation Fleet Air Arm and former Helston school boy Lt Cdr Tim Hayden, recently celebrated achieving his 5,000 rotary flying hours milestone.  Tim has had an esteemed career in the Royal Navy since joining in 1995. 

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French Air force to fly at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow

The French Air force is the first international air force to confirm it intends to be at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow next Easter.  The French crew will be bringing a CASA military transport aircraft to Wanaka for the

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BDAC celebrate five years at Old Sarum

This week marks five years since Boscombe Down Aviation Collection opened to the public at Old Sarum Airfield, near Salisbury, Wiltshire.  Since then the museum has welcomed just over 30,000 visitors and the engineering team have completed over 45,000 hours

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Me 262 rejoins Cosford’s German aircraft collection

  One of the most advanced fighter aircraft of World War Two, the Messerschmitt Me 262, has been transported by road to its new home at the RAF Museum Cosford.  This particular aircraft, Messerschmitt Me 262A-2a Schwalbe can already be

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Leonardo signs over €100M worth of contracts to maintain German and Spanish Typhoon fleet avionics

Leonardo has signed contracts worth more than 100 million Euros with Airbus to provide avionics maintenance for both German and Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon fleets. The company has said that these contracts will cover all repairs estimated to arise in the

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A330neo private jet launched by Airbus

Airbus Corporate Jets has launched a corporate jet version of its A330neo airliner, which combines new-generation engines and aerodynamic plus other improvements that it says will deliver efficiency, comfort and very long range. Called the ACJ330neo, it will fly 25

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More USAF aircraft added to RIAT line-up

Visitors to this summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford in the Cotswolds will be able to view one of the biggest gatherings of US military aircraft at a UK airshow in recent years.  In addition to the USAF display

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