Archive | April, 2011

VIDEO: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight rehearse Royal Wedding aerial salute

As the UK gears up for the pomp and pageantry of the royal nuptials tomorrow, there have been two very important rehearsals being performed. Catherine Middleton and William Wales have been busy rehearsing their vows in Westminster Abbey, while pilots of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have been rehearsing the aerial salute which will be seen and […]

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In the archive: Iconic front cover images

  This image is a heatmapped collection of some of Flight Magazine’s iconic front covers.  As you will no doubt already be aware, Flightglobal has scanned in every issue, with a few exceptions, published since 2 January 1909 amounting to some 210,000 pdf pages. However, there are some pages are missing. But, thankfully with your help, Flightglobal has been able to […]

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KLM wants your face on its 777

Special livery power to the people! That is what KLM is offering with its Tile & Inspire campaign in which its fans turn a photo of themselves into a Dutch delft tile used to cover the baby blue fuselage section on a KLM Boeing 777-200.Airlines have before called on the public for special liveries, such […]

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UPS requests freight ban exemption for special condom consignment

Photograph: AirSpace user commercial aviation At the end of ever year Flightglobal publication Flight International takes a look at how aviation contributes to humanitarian and good cause missions, such as the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital.Freight carrier UPS wants to carry out one such humanitarian flight: flying a consignment of condoms from Singapore to Sudan on […]

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Twitter winners to provide coverage of final Space Shuttle launch

NASA has chosen 150 Twitter users to watch the final launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on Friday 29 April, following a competition that took place last month.   The winners come from all around the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Venezuela, Switzerland and the UK. Collectively the winners will share informative […]

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Man from Eaton representing Britain in World Free Flight Championships

The World Free Flight Championships, a model aircraft event, is taking place in Argentina, South America next month is an international competition testing the best of homemade free flight models. Britain’s entrant, Mike Woodhouse, 68, from Eaton, Norwich, will be taking six of his aircraft to the competition.   Woodhouse has been in the British team a […]

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VIDEO: Copa talks Messier-Bugatti pick for 737NGs

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Airbase Museum at Coventry Airport unveils its star attraction

A vintage Shackleton WR963 aircraft has been restored to its natural colours for display at Coventry Airport’s new Airbase Museum, and will be the top attraction when the museum opens on April 22.   It has taken a team of 15 vintage aircraft enthusiasts 18 months to restore the marine patrol aircraft to the original […]

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Lego aircraft carrier replica

British Ed Diment has successfully completed building a 22ft long Lego replica of the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier.   The model weighs a huge 550lbs and has been made using over 250, 000 bricks. Ed based the replica on the carrier’s blueprint plans, and due to its accuracy the model has been valued at $50, 000. The model is now on display in the […]

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Hawaiian Airlines staff raises $14K for Japan disaster victims

In a fundraising effort to help Japan since the country was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami recently, Hawaiian Airlines’, pilot Capt. Rick Baldwin raised $9,500, with the airline’s union topping the amount up by $5,000. The money, which was raised in just two weeks, will be used to help those in Japan affected by last month’s disaster. This follows past […]

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