Archive | November, 2008

QE2 in New York harbour credit Guy Moores.jpg

Flybys over notable British vessels

As the QE2 sets sail from Southampton today for a life in Dubai met by Emirate’s A380 , I found that Flight recorded other events involving flypasts over notable ships.   Picture credit: Guy Moores – QE2 moored at New York Harbour, October 2008 In 1936, Flight ran an advertisement comparing the aerodynamism of the prototype aircraft Airspeed “Envoy” […]

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Blind pilot brought safely down to land by RAF

Pilot Jim O’Neill, 65 suffered a stroke at 5,500ft (1,676m) and lost his sight while flying a two-seater Cessna aircraft from Glasgow Prestwick Airport to Colchester, Essex last week. An aircraft was made available to guide him in to land from the RAF base at Linton-on-Ouse in North Yorkshire. Wing Cdr Paul Gerrard, chief flying […]

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Is this for real?

Watch this video of a light aircraft losing a wing in flight. I won’t tell you how it ends.  

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