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Lost in the Bowels of LHR. What commercial pilot Alan Cockrell hates about London’s Heathrow might actually surprise you – unless you are a commercial pilot! Click here to read his post on DecisionHeight to find out more. The Last RAF Vickers VC10 Retires to Surrey. The BBC, Harborough Mail and ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk all have articles […]

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Aircraft colliding with cows

We have mentioned stories or incidents involving emus, dogs, rabbits, wild pigs, turtles, deer, a bull and even cat fish running, hopping or slithering across runways, but there have been several strange incidents involving cows which we noted earlier this year with General Aviation News mentioning yet another cow mishap. To recap the cow mishaps […]

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Pegasus House: The former HQ of the Bristol Aeroplane Company is restored

The Gazette and ThisIsBristol.com have both ran stories on the restoration of Pegasus House, the Grade II listed art deco building in Filton which once housed the Bristol Aeroplane Company. That restoration is now complete with the Duke of Gloucester taking part in the official ceremony yesterday to mark the completion. Designed by Austen Hall […]

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Some useful advice courtesy of the military and air force…

“Aim towards the Enemy.” – Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher “Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground.” – USAF “When the enemy is in range, so are you.” – Infantry Journal “It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.” […]

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The First 700 Tickets on Virgin Galactic’s Space Flights Have Been Sold. Sir Richard Branson says he has sold 700 tickets for trips on his Virgin Galactic spaceflights and he reckons it will be ready to launch within a “matter of months.” Branson told the Institute of Director’s annual convention that ticket sales, which reportedly […]

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