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Swansong of the DC-10

By: Máximo Gainza When two engines are too few and four are too many, the logical solution must be three.  Or so both McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed concluded in the late-1960s when conceiving large airliners to compete with Boeing’s mighty 747. Alas, it was a decision that arguably sealed the fate of Boeing’s rivals in the […]

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Somewhere over the rainbow

This picture perfect image of a Thai Airways B747-400 with a rainbow glistening in the distance was uploaded by AirSpace user ApisitJ

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“Just Jane” awaits her next mission

A great image from AirSpace user andyxh558 of the NX611  ‘Just Jane‘ Avro Lancaster,  sat under the moody skies of East Kirkby at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. Speculation suggests this aircraft will undergo a full restoration to fly again in the coming years and what a fantastic possibility of seeing two Lancaster’s flying again.

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80th birthday for first flight over Mount Everest

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the historic first flight over Mount Everest, when in 1933 The Squadron Commanding Officer Lord Clydesdale, and his ‘B’ Flight Commander Flight Lieutenant David McIntyre, flew two Westland Wallace biplanes on an extended flight over the world’s highest peak. The legacy left by these two pioneers is a strong […]

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