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  • PICTURES: Nimrod XV250 flies into 'semi retirement' at Yorkshire museum


    The RAF has flown its first retired Nimrod MR2 to its final destination at Elvington, Yorkshire ...


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  • PICTURES: Nimrod XV250 flies into 'semi retirement' at Yorkshire museum

    News | 14 Apr 2010 16:00 | Craig Hoyle

    The RAF has flown its first retired Nimrod MR2 to its final destination at Elvington, Yorkshire ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Nimrod-XV250-flies-into-semi-retirement-at-Yorkshire-museum-340626/
  • Tin triangle - display-flying the Vulcan

    News | 22 Dec 2009 00:00

    Avro Vulcan XH558 has had more comebacks than Elvis, but funds are urgently needed to keep the bomber airworthy. Display pilot Martin Withers DFC describes the joys and challenges of flying the venerable V-planehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Tin-triangle-display-flying-the-Vulcan-336324/
  • BAE launches new HUD product

    News | 06 Oct 2008 16:00 | Brendan Sobie

    <p>BAE Systems has developed a new head-up display system it hopes to integrate on a wide range of aircraft, from small regional and business aircraft to jumbo...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BAE-launches-new-HUD-product-317007/
  • Hawker Hunter Aviation's new model air force

    News | 17 Dec 2007 11:36 | Richard Scott

    NEW MODEL AIR FORCE Few British military aircraft of the jet age arouse such passion and endearment as the Hawker Hunter. Entering operational service...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Hawker-Hunter-Aviations-new-model-air-force-220327/
  • Gunships for hire

    News | 21 Aug 1996 00:00

    An air force of mercenaries has turned the tide of battle against insurgent rebels in Angola and West Africa. <p>Al Venter/SIERRA LEONE </p> <p>A GROUP OF South African mercenaries, all veterans of their country's long-lasting war against the Marxist regime in Angola during the 1980s, has established the world's first mercenary air force. Over the past two years, in a reversal of its previous role, the force has been fighting for the Angolan Government against Sierra Leone rebels entering Angola from Liberia and against Dr Jonas Savimbi's National Union for the Total Independence of Africa (UNITA) movement. </p> <p>In both of these conflicts, the mercenary air operation has helped bring an end to hostilities. A peace agreement was signed between Angola and Sierra Leone in early 1996 and, although it was longer in coming, agreement was reached with UNITA following negotiations in Lusaka, Zambia. There have been flare-ups since, but all have involved the mercenary-led Angolan Peoplehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gunships-for-hire-12048/
  • New technique speeds wing design

    News | 06 Mar 1996 00:00

    <p>Guy Norris/LOS ANGELES </p> <p>NORTHROP GRUMMAN is testing a pressurised wing concept using rapid prototyping methods at its B-2 plant in Pico Rivera, California (Flight International, 28 February - 5 March). </p> <p>The "distributed exhaust" or high-tolerance "blowing-wing" design, forces pressurised air bled from the engine through 0.7622mm-diameter holes in the upper surface of the wing. </p> <p>The flow would re-energise the boundary layer, increasing lift at lower speeds and reducing drag at higher speeds. The system effectively combines the benefits of laminar flow control by suction, which was tried successfully by Northrop and NASA with the X-21A, with circulation-control methods demonstrated with the UK-built Blackburn Buccaneer. </p> <p>Northrop Grumman, B-2 division test and design organisation lead engineer, Ed Hobart says, "We're still in the testing phase, and the next step will be to test a full-scale section." Wind tunnel tests have been conducted with smoke andhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-technique-speeds-wing-design-17738/