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Martin JetPack P12

A practical jetpack (finally) takes off

Jetpacks have been a staple of science fiction and movies for decades. Remember James Bond’s flight in Thunderball? However, these older designs had a number of drawbacks: they couldn’t fly very far or very long and they were difficult to control. If you wanted a jetpack, you’d be better be a daredevil stunt pilot. Until now.

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Rare Vulcan bomber set to appear at the Victory Show

The Harborough Mail has reported that the world’s only flying Cold War-era Avro Vulcan XH558 bomber recently spotted in the skies above Harborough again after 15 years and £7 million was spent to restore it to airworthy condition at Bruntinghtorpe by the Sky Trust. Picture by Chris Jenkins For those of you who aren’t familiar […]

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Convair 580 enthusiast charter

This is a guest post from Jeffrey Popoviz, a 17 year-old aviation enthusiast from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He runs Vintage Air Ventures, which runs charter flights on classic planes. He offers GHW readers a $50 discount on the next flight in August so mention the site when you book!   Ever since my first flight in […]

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On Board Boeing’s New 787 Dreamliner

A couple of weeks ago British Airways invited me to visit their newly-extended maintenance facility at Heathrow to see the new Boeing 787 which was visiting briefly. I had seen them on the production line in America but we weren’t allowed to take photos, so this was a great opportunity to see a fantastic new […]

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On-board the delivery flight for a new British Airways 777

I love visiting aircraft factories and this is why, when British Airways invited me to fly to Seattle and witness the delivery of a new 777-300ER airliner, I jumped at the chance. I fly a lot, both as a pilot and a passenger, and I really wanted to see how Boeing built them and what […]

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Eclipse returns, Piper retreats

Eclipse Aerospace looks set to put the Eclipse 500 very light jet back into production, backed by aviation giant Sikorsky. Eclipse originally promised a light jet that would cost under $1m. I remember writing about it for Popular Science or Wired back in 2001. However the company went bust in 2008 after producing 260 aircraft. […]

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