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Pioneering aviator Harriet Quimby centenary approaches

  A centenary is soon upon us but this event had been overshadowed by a tragedy which shares the same anniversary month. Harriet Quimby was the first female aviator to fly an aeroplane solo across the English Channel from an airfield at Whitfield to land near Boulogne Sur Mer on the 16th April 1912. But […]

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Boeing 737 and Airbus A320: Cockpit differences

A student at the Baltic Aviation Academy has released a video highlighting the differences between Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 cockpits. Presenting the video is ATPL integrated student Pranas Drulis who provides a like by like comparison of B737 and A320 control devices, cockpit, engine failure control and comfort.  He darts back and forth to each […]

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Artists exhibit animated military aircraft from the Boneyard Project

  Why not head down to Tucson, Arizona, to see the latest exhibition in the Boneyard Project later this month? Artists have used abandoned aircraft from the US Air Force to create works of art from the “eccentric shapes” from the metal. Later this month (January 28) until May 31 you can see what the artists […]

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Last few days to enter and nominate for the Webbies 2011

  The deadline to enter and nominate your favourite websites in the Flightglobal’s Aviation Web Awards, aka THE WEBBIES, is fast approaching (deadline – 13 January) so don’t forget to get involved in celebrating and acknowledging the best and brightest aviation websites and online activities during the past year. For four years now, The WEBBIES […]

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Air Shows 2011

Flightglobal travels to all the major air shows all year, every year to bring you the news and industry gossip. The team works round the clock to share the news with you on the web with our dedicated show pages whioch showcase videos, blogs, twitter, images and news as well as the iFlight the interactive daily which features heatmapped […]

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2011 – The Year in Review: Top Ten Video Stories

1. A380 hits CRJ while taxiing at JFK Video footage emerged showing an Air France Airbus A380 colliding with a Comair Bombardier CRJ700 during taxiing at New York JFK back in April. The A380 “clipped the tail fin” of the parked Comair jet, causing only “material damage”. 2. Tu 154 struggles against in-flight oscillation The video clips […]

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KLM to use social media to allow passengers to choose seat mates

Passengers flying with KLM can select who to sit next to on flights using social media such as Facebook. The airline believes that your air travel experience can be affected by the person you are seated next to and is proposing that passengers can opt to select their seat mate using tools like Facebook. The airline says […]

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Take advantage of a seasonal discount at the Flightglobal Image Store

Have you ventured out into the misty, cold and darkness and waded through the Autumn leaves to begin your Christmas shopping? Flightglobal has a better idea. Why not stay at home and do your holiday shopping online? This is especially appealing if you know certain friends or family members are excited by aircraft and things aviation.  Look no […]

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Qantas forced to turn off engine during flight, again

A Qantas Airways Airbus A380 was forced to take a diversion from its scheduled flight from Singapore to London, due to an oil problem, causing one of its four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines to shut down. Flight QF31 flew for around two-and-a-half hours with only three functioning engines before landing safely in Dubai. The aircraft […]

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Will your image be THE image of 2011? The Flight International Front Cover Competition returns!

ENTER NOW! Upload your image TODAY to the Flight International Front Cover Competition gallery on AirSpace  (…by signing up to AirSpace and posting your image into the gallery)  The hugely successful Flight International Front Cover Competition is back for its fifth year, giving you another chance to have your best aircraft image featured on the front […]

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