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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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Boeing 787 – has it really been a year?

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the first delivery of Boeing’s much-delayed 787, our pic of the week is this wonderful photo from AirSpace user coalburner of the Dreamliner. user coalburner on flightglobal/AirSpace

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American Airlines goes back to the ’80s

To celebrate 30 years of flights to London Heathrow, American Airlines has released this tremendous, nay, glorious image of members of staff dating from 1988. I think it’s probably the hair – just the wrong side of boufant – that does it for us. As to whether the jet is still in service, well, it’s […]

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Happy 20th Birthday C-17

Boeing celebrated the 20th aniversary of the first flight of its venerable C-17 airlifter on 15 September with this recreation of the event over Long Beach, California using aircraft T1. Credit: Boeing

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Spitfire and Hurricane flypast on 70th anniversary

A Spitfire and a Hurricane provided the soundtrack to actor Robert Hardy’s reading of the famous speech by the then prime minister Winston Churchill on Friday 20 August. War veterans gathered in Whitehall, Westminster for the event commemorating 70 years since the Battle of Britain. To mark the anniversary, the speech will be replayed outside Churchill’s war-time […]

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PICTURES & VIDEO: Virgin Atlantic celebrating 10 years of flying to Las Vegas in burlesque style

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese helped Sir Richard Branson celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s 10th anniversary of flying to Las Vegas. Dita has been immortalised as a one-off Las Vegas-inspired flying lady on the nose of a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400. Dita and Sir Richard posed for pictures at Las Vegas McCarran Airport yesterday. See the videos below. The […]

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Gulf Air celebrates 60 years in operation

  Gulf Air celebrated its 60th birthday on 24 March 2010.  

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Boeing 747 at 40 – free download

Here at Flightglobal, we’ve gone and got all excited about the Boeing 747′s 40th anniversary in commercial service. The 747′s launch customer was Pan Am. See more of our 747@40 coverage and find out how you can download this image for free.

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Cessna Citation flew for the first time 40 years ago

Cessna is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the maiden flight of the Citation. This is how Flight reported the event at the time: “Cessna flew the Fanjet 500 business jet for the first time on September 15 and promptly renamed it the Citation. “Also announced was a major revision of all performance, weight, dimension and […]

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On this day 60 years ago – Bristol Brabazon performs first flight

The Bristol Brabazon performed its maiden flight 60 years ago today. Here is a profile page that aggregates all Flightglobal’s content on the aircraft which includes pages in our pdf archive, cutaway images, black and white images, a video uploaded to Youtube showing the aircraft at Farnborough Air Show in 1950. PDF archive finds on the Brabazon… […]

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