Archive | July, 2008

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Video and Pictures: Rocket Racing comes to Oshkosh

The Rocket Racing League descended on Oshkosh today (29th July) to launch their unique brand of aerospace sport. Unlike the Aerobatics of Red Bull, these machines are built to race each other at the same time, blending racing and rocketry to create a planned NASCAR style league.They are due to fly again at Oshkosh on […]

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AirAsia follows Emirates’ business model

  Seems AirAsia isn’t prepared to let the new Emirates A380 model at London Heathrow steal all the glory. These pictures show a 12.5m-long replica of one of its A320s, 9M-AFF, being hoisted into position above the AirAsia Academy in Kuala Lumpur.   It’s the same scale, one-third, as the Emirates model, although much lighter at 1.5 […]

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Michael Owen rents out his helicopter

Multiflight is offering to transport horse racing fans to a day at the races and arrive in style, using two luxurious Dauphin AS365 helicopters. One of these helicopters is owned by Newcastle’s striker Michael Owen.     Multiflight sold Michael the twin-engine Dauphin helicopter and it now maintains and operates the helicopter for the footballer under its […]

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A look inside the C-17

Flight’s defence editor Craig Hoyle asks C-17 pilot Austin Smith to take him round the C-17 on static display at this year’s Farnborough.      

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VIDEO: Revolutionary Fanwing UAV flies!

This blog entry was written by Flight technical editor Rob Coppinger

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Sikorsky X2 helicopter concept pictures

This blog posting is by Flight technical editor Rob Coppinger

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Bombardier C-Series puts its name on the trash at Farnborough 2008

The Flight team have been somewhat perplexed this week by Bombardier’s marketing attempts to portray themselves as environmentally aware.  Although we applaud the concept, the inevitable word association of rubbish = Bombardier is something i am not sure they were looking for.  

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Top 10 funniest aviation stories

The world of aviation can be a far from ordinary. From planes crashing into trees, to firing fat flight attendants, the world of aviation can be a most peculiar place, as these examples demonstrate.   By Harry Schneider  

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Emirates’ A380 model rises at Heathrow

  It won’t please everyone, particularly those aficionados of the BAC-Aerospatiale Concorde, but this is the new Emirates A380 gateway model under construction at London Heathrow Airport.   The model, built by California-based Penwal Industries, arrived in an Antonov An-124 freighter operated by Russia‘s Polet in early July. The missing ‘m’ and ‘t’ from the […]

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Fighting the elements to bring you the latest from RIAT 2008

I am at RIAT, the world’s largest military aviation show, experiencing first hand the true spirit of this small isle of ours. Firstly, we had the pomp and cereiAmony, courtesy of the Queen being presented the new Queen’s Colours by the RAF.   That was quickly followed, but equally expected after a dark shadow appeared over us, by an absolute downpour that […]

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