Archive | July, 2010

On this day in 1914: Norwegian Trygve Gran became the first to fly over the North Sea

Trygve Gran makes the first crossing of the North Sea by air. He flew from Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire in Scotland, to Klep near Stavanger, Norway in his Bleriot monoplane. Flight, at the time, recorded the crossing as: “the longest oversea flight without sight of land which has so far been made,” and added that: […]

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CF-18 pilot ejects as aircraft stalls then crashes

A Canadian Air Force F-18 pilot ejected to safety after his jet stalled during a low pass at Lethbridge County Airport in Alberta during training for a weekend international air show. The aircraft plowed into the ground exploding into a ball of flames and his quick reactions of Capt Brian Bews, 36, as he activated […]

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On this day in 2000: Concorde Flight AF4590 crashed

  Ten years ago today, a catastrophic fire took hold of Concorde’s port wing during the take-off roll, which began at 15.44 at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. Flight wrote that the aircraft was the oldest operational Concorde, built in 1975. It entered service with Air France on 23 October, 1980. It had accumulated 11,989 flight hours […]

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Question for Day 5 of Concorde Quiz

It’s day five of the Farnborough Airshow (which we are covering in depth here at our special site) so that means it is also the last day for a new question for our Concorde quiz. If you’re just joining us, each day this week we are giving away a copy of David Leney and David […]

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Question for Day 4 of Concorde Quiz

It’s day four of the Farnborough Airshow (which we are covering in depth here at our special site) so that means it is also day four of our Concorde quiz and time for a new question! If you’re just joining us, each day this week we are giving away a copy of David Leney and […]

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Question for Day 3 of Concorde Quiz

It’s day three of the Farnborough Airshow (which we are covering in depth here at our special site) so that means it is also day three of of Concorde quiz and time for a new question! If you’re just joining us, each day this week we are giving away a copy of David Leney and […]

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Question for Day 2 of Concorde Quiz

It’s day two of the Farnborough Airshow (which we are covering in depth here at our special site) so that means it is also day two of of Concorde quiz and time for a new question!If you’re just joining us, each day this week we are giving away a copy of David Leney and David […]

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FARN10: Win a book about Concorde!

Concorde made a number of appearances at the Farnborough Airshow, including at the 1970 show–a moment captured above by our AirSpace member Orville. This year at the Farnborough Airshow (which we’re covering in full depth at our special site) we’re pleased to be bringing back a little bit of Concorde.We’ve teamed up with David Leney […]

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Farnborough Air Show in the archives

I’ve enlisted the help of the Farnborough International air show section of its site to help identify the big hitting aircraft that have wowed the crowds over the years. With such information at my fingertips, I scuttled away to dig around in the Flightglobal’s archive to see what coverage, at the time, was available. This is what I found: 1948: […]

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Alitalia Superjets: Is the ‘gatto’ out of the ‘sacco’?

Hard to tell whether Sukhoi Civil Aircraft genuinely didn’t mean to put a Superjet backlog table into its official annual report, or simply didn’t expect anyone to notice it.   Either way, Sukhoi had kittens about this story, hastily withdrew the document and, when it reappeared, the table in question had been scrubbed.   So […]

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