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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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Using an $11 million Learjet as a paint brush

Flexjet recently partnered with the Jet Art Group to create artworks in celebration of Learjet’s 50th anniversary. However, these were no ordinary artworks as artist Princess Tarinan von Anhalt used the power of Flexjet’s Learjet 45 XR engine instead of a traditional paintbrush. So-called “jet art” was pioneered by the princess’s late husband some thirty […]

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Introducing the Stearman Wing Conference Table (and other aviation themed furniture)

If you are looking to redesign your office space or give it an aviation feel, MotoArt has just created a unique series of Stearman Wing Conference Tables with each being a custom size in length up to 24 feet. Clients can also determine the final colors of the wooden spruce spars and base support legs […]

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Best of the Web: Fall aviation books (plus one forgotten movie)

Autumn is already here and pilots or aviation buffs alike looking for something to read might want to check out a few of these aviation books along with one (probably forgotten) movie: Top Secret Boeing.  Written by historian Bob Shaw, “Top Secret Boeing” tells the story about how British military scientists at Defford Airfield worked […]

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Redefining general aviation art with Paola Pivi’s ‘How I roll’

Hat tip to the Alaska Dispatch for mentioning Italian-born but Alaska-based installation artist Paola Pivi’s newest art work which features a twin engine Piper Seneca suspended in air by its wing tips that actually rolls. The aircraft is held horizontal by parallel steel columns and it quietly rotates forward, tail over nose and by 306 […]

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The golden age of British aviation art

The Telegraph has a fascinating article about the golden age of British aviation art back when flying was still new and the preserve of “crackpots, inventors and the goggled rich…” Hence, the general public needed to be convinced that flying was safe and that’s where aviation art came into play. Apparently, British aviation art for […]

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Sporty’s Celebrates its 50th Anniversary. General Aviation News has a wonderful profile of Hal Shevers, the founder of Sporty’s – which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary of being in business. Ironically, Shrevers, who founded one of the most well known brands for general aviation training and products, almost did not become a pilot because […]

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