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  • PICTURES: Victor bomber accidentally becomes airborne during taxi demo


    UK air accident specialists are not intending to investigate an unusual incident at an air show during which a Handley Page Victor bomber unexpectedly became...


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  • PICTURES: Victor bomber accidentally becomes airborne during taxi demo

    News | 05 May 2009 17:42 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    UK air accident specialists are not intending to investigate an unusual incident at an air show during which a Handley Page Victor bomber unexpectedly became...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Victor-bomber-accidentally-becomes-airborne-during-taxi-demo-326067/
  • 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>&nbhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/60-years-of-Farnborough-air-shows-225056/
  • 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, Austhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Answers-to-Uncle-Rogers-festive-quiz-2006-211269/
  • Bringing it back home

    News | 10 Jul 2006 23:00

    The Farnborough site resonates with aviation history and over the years, show visitors have witnessed a succession of aerospace firsts from Concorde flypasts to nuclear bombershttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bringing-it-back-home-207659/
  • Farnborough 1948-1998:

    News | 07 Sep 1998 08:34

    <p>Geoff Thomas &nbsp;</p> <p>Mention 'Farnborough' or 'the old black sheds' to an aeroplane buff, and the resulting misty eyes and far-away expression give the game away. </p> <p>Over the past half-century, this little piece of Hampshire - only a few miles south-west of London - has regularly played host to a stunning display of innovation, excitement and sheer flying brilliance; words which have become synonymous with the Farnborough airshow. </p> <p>The airfield's claim to aviation fame is unequalled, for like nowhere else it's entitled to the epithet "cradle of British aviation". </p> <p>It was here in 1905, in a corner of Laffans Plain which straddles the Hampshire/Surrey border, that the British Government's balloon factory was sited. Three years later an entrepreneurial American-born adventurer by the name of Samuel 'Cowboy' Cody became the first person to make an official aeroplane flight in Great Britain.</p> <p>Renamed </p> <p>And so Farnborough became first the Army Aihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Farnborough-1948-1998-41888/