All From the archive articles
The de Havilland Comet, the world’s first passenger jet, made its commercial debut 70 years ago. We look at how Flight reported the event and subsequent developments, and regarded the significance of the programme for UK and global aviation.
Learjet epitomised style, speed and sexiness for celebrities and corporate high-fliers in the 1960s. Following Bombardier’s decision to stop manufacturing the brand, we look at its six-decade legacy.
Sixty years ago, Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit the Earth from space – and one of the 20th century’s most famous figures. This is an edited version of Flight’s 20 April 1961 report on the event.