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Where to find flight simulators in Britain

A big hat-tip to Sean of Loveplanes.co.uk for posting a list of where you can find commercial flight simulators in Britain. According to Sean, a full motion Boeing 737 simulator experience starting at 1 hour for £690 is available at Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Southampton. However and if that is beyond your budget or you’d […]

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Wartime RAF control tower to be turned into a B&B

The Daily Mail has an extensive article about a couple who are converting a wartime RAF control tower at the former North Creake Airfield (near Fakenham in Norfolk) into a bed and breakfast for tourists. The control tower had commanded all landings and takeoffs at the former RAF field before becoming offices, a workers’ mess […]

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Exotic Swedish hotels: The Jumbo Stay

The next time you visit Sweden, you might want to consider spending the night in a defunct silver mine, a former prison and for aviation buffs: A grounded jumbo jet. In this recent video, the Wall Street Journal’s Dan Michaels profiled the Jumbo Stay at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (along with two other even more […]

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Top destinations: Lambert’s Cafe – Sikeston, MO

This is a guest post from Pat Flannigan. He is a professional pilot, aviation blogger and licensed flight instructor. He has been flying for fourteen years and is currently working as an airline pilot in the United States and runs AviationChatter.com. Just west of the Mississippi and south of Cape Girardeau lies Sikeston Memorial Municipal […]

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Fifteen Cornwall restaurant review

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurants are a way to have an indulgent lunch and a whiter-than-white conscience. The foundation uses apprenticeships to give young people a second chance in their life. They learn to cook and you get high-quality Italian food. There are Fifteen restaurants in London, Sydney, Amsterdam and Cornwall. On Saturday I flew to […]

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