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BMW ad shows KC-135 refuelling coffee cup

Is it art imitating life or life imitating art?We recently covered one Siberian man’s party trick helicopter that opens bottle, balances glasses of water, and then gives a facial shave, but here’s a current ad from BMW featuring a KC-135 refuelling a BMW driver’s coffee cup. The ad’s tagline is that with the BMW 5 […]

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10th anniversary of RAF C-17 operations

The UK Royal Air Force will complete its first 10 years of flying Boeing’s C-17 transport, with its use of the type continuing to run well above planned rates. Seven of the tactical heavy airlifters are now assigned to 99 Sqn and flown from the RAF’s transport super-base at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. The unit’s […]

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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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Video: World War II bombers (B17 and B25) over Arizona

I’ve been forwarded this magnificent high-definition video of World War II bomber aircraft flying over Arizona. The video starts with a B17 taking off from Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona and then flies over the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction, Roosevelt and Canyon lakes, Saguaro Lake, and Hoover Dam. H5 Productions with the Commemorative Air Force filmed the […]

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Luftwaffe’s Dornier 17 found off UK’s Kent coast may go on display in London museum

New images of the Dornier 17 that was recently found off the Kent coast in Goodwin Sands reveal that the warplane is still intact. ‘The flying pencil’, as it was known, was designed in 1934 to carry passengers, but was instead used as a warplane during the Second World War. Although 1,700 Dornier’s were built before […]

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Japan in the archive

For unfortunate reasons Japan has been in the spotlight of late. And having seen footage of a fighter jet having drifted from its parking spot into a building on an air base in Miyagi, I thought it might be worth finding Japanese-centric coverage in the Flightglobal archive. I’ve included some commercial, spaceflight and military aviation. If there’s anything […]

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Japan in the archive

For unfortunate reasons Japan has been in the spotlight of late. And having seen footage of a fighter jet having drifted from its parking spot into a building on an air base in Miyagi, I thought it might be worth finding Japanese-centric coverage in the Flightglobal archive. I’ve included some commercial, spaceflight and military aviation. If there’s anything […]

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Japanese tsunami causes fighter jets to drift

This Japanese fighter jet was swept away by the tsunami following the earthquake on Friday.

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PICTURES & VIDEOS: J-20 first flight – the camera doesn’t lie or does it?

China’s Chengdu J-20 has indeed been flown for the first time in public, as confirmed by numerous online reports, photos and video of the large, delta-winged aircraft getting airborne. Chinese President Hu Jintao also has confirmed the milestone. Earlier in the week the industry was speculating as to whether or not the maiden flight of the stealthy […]

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To avoid tariff, US claimed military jet fuel was for civilian use

The US misled Russia over the purposes of a fuel contract, a report says. Photograph: AirSpace user Dharmit Tariffs are biting aviation especially hard these days.In November Russian budget carrier Avianova said it would remove more than 20 seats out of the cabins of its Airbus A320s as a result of higher costs emerging from […]

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