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  • VIDEO: RAF 'Great Escape' veteran talks exclusively to Flight


    <P>Royal Air Force Vickers Wellington officer pilot Bertram 'Jimmy' James was the 35th man out of the 76 who escaped...


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  • AUVSI: Southampton University flies 'printed' UAV

    News | 16 Aug 2011 15:00 | Andrew Doyle

    Engineers at the UK's University of Southampton have designed and flown what it claims is the world's first "printed" aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Southampton-University-flies-printed-UAV-360759/
  • Flight 100 - History 1919-1939

    News | 02 Jan 2009 00:01 | Günter Endres

    The inter-war years were a time of renaissance, innovation and record breaking and the creation of the air travel industryhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flight-100-History-1919-1939-320370/
  • VIDEO: RAF 'Great Escape' veteran talks exclusively to Flight

    News | 02 Nov 2007 15:19 | Rob Coppinger

    <P>Royal Air Force Vickers Wellington officer pilot Bertram 'Jimmy' James was the 35th man out of the 76 who escaped from the Stalag Luft III north compound on 24 march 1944 - a mass escape later made famous by the inaccurate&nbsp;1963 US&nbsp;film <EM>The Great Escape</EM>.<BR><BR>An officer with 9 squadron&nbsp;operating from <A href="http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafhonington/">RAF&nbsp;Honington </A>he was&nbsp;shot down&nbsp;over the&nbsp;Dutch coast&nbsp;in 1940,&nbsp;captured and eventually found himself&nbsp;at the Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp, which was&nbsp;for officers only and based in Poland. After many escape attempts he was moved from the east compound to the camp's new northern one, opened in April 1943; along with the&nbsp;camp's other prisoners from&nbsp;the UK, Commonwealth countries such as Canada, and occupied central European nations.<BR><BR>The inmates immediately began to build three tunnels called 'Tom', 'Dick' and 'Harry' with the intention of&nbsp;organisinghttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-RAF-Great-Escape-veteran-talks-exclusively-to-Flight-219116/
  • Record-breaking Napier Railton makes historic run at Farnborough

    News | 19 Jul 2004 23:00

    <p>One of the world's most famous aero engines - the 24-litre W12 Napier Lion of the 1920s and 1930s - will be a star of Farnborough 2004, but this time powering a racing car, rather than an aircraft. </p> <p>The most powerful engine of its day, the Napier Lion will be seen - and memorably heard - at the start of each afternoon's air display as it powers the historic 1933 Napier-Railton racing and record-breaking car along the Farnborough runway. </p> <p>Built and raced at Brooklands, the motor racing circuit located 10 miles (16km) east of Farnborough, just off the A3 towards London, the Napier Railton was commissioned by British racing driver John Cobb. </p> <p>Emotional</p> <p>It's no exaggeration to say that the car is the very embodiment of the engineering and emotional links between aviation and motoring.</p> <p>In Cobb's hands the car set and still holds the outright lap record on the banked Brooklands circuit in Surrey - at 143.44mph - and twice gained the world 24h endurahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Record-breaking-Napier-Railton-makes-historic-run-at-Farnborough-184952/
  • Das Boot?

    News | 18 Mar 2003 00:00

    <p>For those of you who follow these things, recent events in the changing rooms at Old Trafford, home of Manchester United Football Club, have prompted a question from nephew Andy Davidson. He has heard of the Sunderland Flying Boat but never the Manchester Flying Boot. Of course, the Vickers Wellington was a sort of flying boot and, I believe the Avro Manchester was apparently a bit of an old boot to handle.</p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Das-Boot-163038/