News Listings for Fairey FD2

  • Obituary: Lt Cdr Peter Twiss 1921-2011

    News | 17 Sep 2011 11:00 | Alan Dron

    A legend of the golden age of test piloting, Lt Cdr Peter Twiss leaves behind a legacy of record-breaking speed, sterling wartime service and even a cameo as a Bond film bad guy
  • 60 years of Farnborough air shows

    News | 03 Jul 2008 10:51 | Ian Goold

    <P>The Farnborough air show has moved only a small distance across the airfield, but it has flown a very long way in its 60 years. We review many of the world-famous event's developments and highlights.</P> <P>The Farnborough air show has reached its 60th birthday, and organiser Farnborough International is continuing to evolve and exploit the exhibition site. </P> <P>A subsidiary of the Society of British Aerospace Companies, Farnborough International is taking the show into its seventh decade with vigour, applying 60 years' experience of meeting exhibitor needs, originally from parochial UK companies, then a fast-consolidating European region, and - since 1974 - from the worldwide industry. </P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH><IMG style="WIDTH: 438px; HEIGHT: 325px" alt="at the first farnborough air show " src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23650" border=0>&nbsp;</TH></TR> <TR> <TD> <H6 align=right>&nb
  • Answers to Uncle Roger's festive quiz 2006

    News | 21 Dec 2006 18:00

    <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H1>In the news in 2006</H1> <P>1. Steve Fossett, GlobalFlyer (2pt)<BR>2. Airbus A380, 270 (2pt)<BR>3. Lockheed Martin Polecat stealthy unmanned high-altitude aircraft (2pt) <BR>4. EADS Barracuda (1pt) <BR>5. English Electric Canberra, retired 55 years after first entering service with RAF (1pt) <BR>6. Alan Mulally, became chief executive of Ford after leaving as chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (1pt) <BR>7. Boeing 717, last commercial airliner from the former Douglas Aircraft stable (1pt) <BR>8. Hawker 4000, formerly the Hawker Horizon (1pt) <BR>9. Eclipse Aviation for developing the Eclipse 500 (1pt) <BR>10. Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, was stretched to same size as the already launched -8 Freighter by Lufthansa (2pt) </P> <H1>Air Transport </H1> <P>1. Bombardier CRJ100/200/440 with total orders of 1,021 aircraft (2pt) <BR>2. Willie Walsh, Irish, UK flag carrier British Airways; Tim Clark, British, Dubai national carrier Emirates; James Hogan, Aust
  • 50 years ago: 16 Mar 1956

    News | 10 Mar 2006 00:00

    <P> <TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" borderColor=#000000 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width=450 align=center bgColor=#f9e8ba border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <P align=center><IMG alt="Flight Old logo TN" src=""></P> <P align=center><BR><B>Flight 16.3.1956</B></P></TD></TR> <TR> <TD><B>Speed Record</B> <P>Flying the first Fairey F.D.2 delta-wing research aircraft over a 15 km course between Chichester and Ford, Sussex, Mr. Peter Twiss, D.S.C, set up a new world speed record of 1,132 m.p.h. (subject to F.A.I. conformation) on Saturday last, March 10th. This exceeds by the breath-taking margin of 310 m.p.h. – or 37 per cent – the previous record established by Colonel Horace A. Hanes, U.S.A.F., in a North American F-100C Super Sabre. The F.D.2 is powered by one Rolls-<IMG height=50 alt="50 years TN" hspace=5 src="" width=50 align=left vspace=5