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    News | 16 Jul 2008 08:18

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  • Flight's 100 Greatest revealed

    News | 16 Jul 2008 08:00

    After weeks of voting and thousands of votes, the results of Flight's 100 Greatest are now public
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    News | 14 May 2008 23:00

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  • Straight & Level

    News | 06 Sep 2004 23:00

    <p>Fur-paying passenger? The recent story about a cat in the cockpit (<i style='mso-bidi-font-style: normal'>Straight and Level</i>, 17-23 August) has prompted Vasco O'Higgins, our Latin American correspondent, to relate the tale of a freeloading mouse that paid the ultimate price for a flight on a TAM Fokker 100. Vasco says &quot;the flight was about five minutes short of its destination when one of the flight attendants noticed a white mouse on the floor of the forward galley area. Interrupting the pre-landing galley check, he removed one of his shoes and, with a well-aimed blow, dispatched the hapless rodent. Tossing the dead creature into the bin, the attendant made a mental note to write up a pest control inspection request for the daily check. After landing and after most of the passengers had disembarked, the flight attendant noticed a middle-aged woman crouching beside the seats. &quot;Excuse me ma'am, can I help you?&quot; he asked.</p> <p>Self-loading cargo: &quot;I know it'
  • Alstec proud of connection

    News | 21 Jul 2002 23:00

    <p>The memory of Sir Frank Whittle, the ‘Father of the Jet Age', is kept alive at the show again – not just in the sophisticated versions of the jet engine he first designed, but with a tribute. </p> <p>The tribute has been a feature of the Farnborough airshow since 1996, the year Sir Frank died. Co-sponsored by baggage handling specialist Alstec and the Midland Air Museum at Coventry Airport, the tribute features the achievements of the man whose invention launched the jet age on 15 May 1941.</p> <p>At the centrepiece of the exhibit as in past years is an engine similar to that used for the maiden flight. This year the exhibit includes artwork, a copy of the painting ‘Millennium of Flight' by Aviation Guild of Artists member Peter Sumpter. </p> <p>Alstec (formerly Alstrom Automation) operates from the original site of Whittle's Power Jets business at Whetstone in Leicestershire. The company says it's proud of its connection to Whittle and hence delighted to fund the exhibition. </p
  • Flight International 22.2.1952

    News | 19 Feb 2002 00:00

    <p>Passenger poll tax</p> <p>As from May 1st passengers as well as aircraft will be subject to payment of a landing charge on arrival at any one of the State-controlled airports in this country. The charge will be at the rate of 5s. for each passenger arriving from European countries, and 7s. 6d. for each from outside Europe. Those travelling on internal services or from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man will be exempt. According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the charges are in line with those made in other countries. The action is, however, unilateral, for, although I.C.A.O. and I.A.T.A. have been consulted, no agreement has been reached. An equivalent charge made at New York's international airport costs each passenger more than 10s.</p> <p>Two George Medals</p> <p>In recognition of their extreme bravery while attempting the rescue of the crew of a Buckmaster, which had met with an accident just outside R.A.F. Station Benson, F/L. L.C. Newton and L. A/C. R. W. Riseborou