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A.V. Roe beside Avro No.1 triplane

This image appeared in the New Year’s Day edition of Flight on this day 100 years ago. The image shows aviation pioneer A.V. Roe posing beside his Avro No.1 Triplane powered by a 24h.p. Antoinette engine. See more images from our Archive of Images in AirSpace – Historical Pre 1914  

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A400M First Flight

Airbus Military’s first A400M transport took off from San Pablo airport near Seville, Spain at 10:15 local time on its historic first flight. Aircraft MSN001 landed at 14:00 local time, after a sortie lasting 3h 45min. Airbus says the first A400M reached its top speed of 300kt (555km/h) as planned during the flight, and that the […]

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BAE’s first production Nimrod MRA4 gets RAF livery

The UK Royal Air Force‘s first of nine Nimrod MRA4 surveillance aircraft has landed back at BAE Systems’ Woodford production site in Cheshire after receiving its service colours. The fourth MRA4 to fly, following three earlier development examplesthat are not expected to be converted for operational use, aircraft PA4made its debut sortie from Woodford on 10 September. […]

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100 Years Ago Today: Blériot Channel Crossing

One hundred years ago today Louis Blériot became the first person to cross a ‘large body of water’ in a ‘heavier than air’ aircraft.The successful aircraft was the Blériot XI, a replica of which an AirSpace user recently captured. Blériot flew 22 statute miles (36.6 km) from Les Barraques (near Calais, France) to Dover, England […]

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Apollo Landing and Quarantine

40 years ago today Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, completing its historical mission.Time to celebrate, right?Unfortunately not.Out of fear of astronauts bringing “unheard-of” diseases back to Earth, US public authorities imposed a 21-day quarantine on all returning astronauts. They were confined to the “Lunar Receiving Laboratory” in Houston that featured, amongst other […]

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Armstrong Whitworth Argosy at Croydon Airport on 1st February 1928

Continuing with the snow theme here a snap from the Flight Archives of an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy at Croydon Airport on 1st February 1928.

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Nimrod MRA4 achieves power-on milestone

  BAE Systems has achieved the power-on milestone for the first of nine Nimrod MRA4s on firm order for the UK Royal Air Force. Read on …

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1953 London – Christchurch Air Race

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Avro Vulcan XH558 Flight International Image Of The Week

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