Archive | May, 2008

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British Eagle DC-6 in plea for £10,000 to fly at ILA

The historic British Eagle DC-6 came alive again this week as it flew (in orginal 1963 livery) to ILA in Berlin, with the aim of tomorrow overflying the civilian Airlift terminus of Wunstorf and the former RAF Gatow before landing at the Airlift station. But they now need financial help?After months of exhaustive fundraising, the […]

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Pilots named as sexiest profession (by adultery website!!!)

Today male pilots everywhere can proudly have a bounce in their step and a smile on their face, as it has been revealed that theirs is the sexiest profession (photo credit: Andrew Cooper) IllicitEncounters.com (apparently the UK’s biggest extra marital datingwebsite and of course the most reliable source for these things),surveyed nearly 3,000 women (who […]

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Urban Aeronautics’ Panda UAV makes flight debut

The prototype of Urban Aeronautics‘ Panda ducted fan unmanned air vehicle has performed a first series of tests flights.The Panda is smaller version of the Israeli company’s Mule UAV, which is designed mainly for frontline forces resupply and medical evacuation missions. The Panda is powered by two electric motors, each driving 0.5m (1.6ft)-diameter rotors.

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Formula One comes to Ebace 2008

It’s an F1 frenzy at Ebace this year with no less than three different drivers putting in an appearance to fulfill various obligations. First up was Jenson Button – here courtesy of Honda and their HondaJet. He’s buying a couple of aircraft and also announced his intention to set up a charter business. Next is […]

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The Ministry of Defence go all X-Files and release UFO files

The Ministry of Defence have today released their UFO files, charting reported paranormal events since way back in the 1970s. Apparently the MOD were so inundated by requests to access the files that they decided to release them in a “structured way”, to the excitement of conspiracy hunters the world over.Here are two examples found […]

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Flightglobal’s video review of the week: Red Bull,100 Greatest and an A380 vs car

This week starts with highlights from the Red Bull Air Race, where Paul Bonhamme took the second race in San Diego. Follow this year’s events on AirSpace as we bring you the latest standings and video and picture highlights:

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Williams Formula one boss Frank Williams picks his favourite aviation events

To celebrate 100 years of publishing, Flight has been compiling a aviation survey to establish the best moment,person, engine, civil aircraft and military aircraft of the past 100 years. This list has not been without controversy, springing a fierce debate on whether the concorde can be bettered, whether landing on the moon beats the first […]

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Flightglobal’s video review of the week: First flights,lost landing gears and a flying airjelly

The first video this week showcases the new Embraer Phenom 300, which performed its first flight from the Gavião Peixoto test runway:

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