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  • Flight in the early years

    News | 02 Jan 2009 00:01 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    <P><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 45px" alt="Flight magazine covers strap" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=26721" border=0></P> <P>One hundred years ago this week, a new weekly aviation magazine hit the news stands, simply but appropriately named Flight.</P> <P>That first issue, dated 2 January 1909, reported the exciting news that "England" could now boast that two of its citizens had now taken to the air, with the headline: "A second Englishman flies" - British aviation pioneer Mr J T C Moore-Brabazon on his Voisin biplane in France the previous month.</P> <P>Since early in the decade, British weekly The Automotor Journal had been tracking aviation developments under the label Aeronautics. By 1908 UK aviation was beginning to make progress as A V Roe took his first tentative hops and the American Samuel Cody became the first person in the UK to fly when he took to the air at Farnborough in on 16 October. A month later The Automotor Journal signalled the imminent arrival of
  • Uncle Roger's Festive Quiz 2008

    News | 16 Dec 2008 00:00

    In the News 1. Which carrier threatened to impound any Iraqi Airways aircraft that landed in "non-friendly" jurisdictions? (1pt) 2. Which chief...
  • FARNBOROUGH 2008: UK won’t shirk tough airport decisions, says Minister

    News | 15 Jul 2008 08:00

    UK won’t shirk tough airport decisions, says Minister
  • UK business aviation booms

    News | 08 Jul 2008 11:00 | Murdo Morrison

    Farnborough airport symbolises London's status as European capital of business aviation race for slot space murdo morrison oxford Despite...
  • Farnborough air show preview: global village

    News | 17 Jun 2008 09:00 | Murdo Morrison

    A cluster of chalets, halls and pavilions at Farnborough will for a week in July be the centre of the aerospace world. We look at the highlights of this year's show
  • Dubai 2007: Revamped Farnborough aims to give Dubai a run for its money

    News | 11 Nov 2007 00:00

    <P>With the Dubai 2007 organisers announcing record participation and targeting to dominance of the airshow scene within the next 20 years, Farnborough International, today’s world No 2 event, is here to fight its corner.<BR><BR>Farnborough International Ltd (W106) says the UK show is on course to break records when it celebrates its 60th anniversary next July. “Exhibition space is now almost completely sold out, with bookings at a level never before achieved at this stage in the show’s cycle,” says FIL exhibitions and events director Amanda Stainer. “Potential exhibitors need to book now to avoid disappointment.”<BR><BR>She adds: “Established exhibitors are planning major changes to their exhibition space or chalets, with many set to increase their presence and push the boundaries of aesthetic style, quality and presentation.”<BR><BR>FIL sees Dubai as an effective vehicle for the promotion of its own event. “The Dubai Airshow is important for meeting prospective exhibitors and renewin