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Own a 1/10th share of an original Supermarine Spitfire

The Boultbee Flight Academy, the only accredited Spitfire training academy in the world located at the Goodwood Aerodrome in Chichester (West Sussex), has just announced a unique opportunity for pilots to purchase a 1/10th share in an original Supermarine Spitfire in flying condition. Any syndicate members who wish to undertake training to fly the aircraft […]

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Want to buy your own P-51 Mustang replica?

The AOPA Pilot Blog has brought our attention to FK Lightplanes, a small-aircraft manufacturer based in Poland, and its FK51 Mustang – a 70%-scale replica of the famous P-51 Mustang, an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War. The aircraft only weighs 1,000 pounds (a limit for ultralights in […]

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Rare radio chatter clip of a WWII Lancaster bomber engaging a German fighter

Hat tip to the Aviationist blog for finding and posting this video containing a rare radio chatter clip from a British Lancaster Bomber flying a mission over Germany during World War Two when its attacked by a German fighter. The crew sounds like they are panicking as the fighter engages them with the captain at […]

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The Maid of Harlech: A rare Lockheed P-38F Lightning awaits rescue from a Welsh beach

The Daily Post and the Daily Mail recently reported that the wreckage of a rare Lockheed P-38F Lightning which crashed during World War II and has been dubbed the “Maid of Harlech,” remains hidden under the sand of a Gwynedd beach near Harlech. The aircraft was found six years ago after being covered by sand […]

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Black Hawg Down! The AOPA Pilot Blog’s “Strange But True General Aviation News” has noted how two electrical engineers are using camera-mounted drones (one is called the “Dehogaflier”) to hunt and kill feral pigs destroying land in Louisiana. The drone itself runs around $10,000 with all the gear attached and might sound expensive, but it […]

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Remembering the “Dambusters” mission

Earlier this month, aviation enthusiasts and military veterans alike gathered outside Sheffield to mark the 70th anniversary of one of World War II’s most memorable air assaults: Operation Chastise, otherwise known as the "dambusters" mission. The gathering was extra special because vintage aircraft, including a Lancaster bomber, recreated a dambuster mission by performing three runs […]

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The Welsh Spitfire Museum is set to open on Sunday

Don’t have any plans for this coming Sunday? The Welsh Spitfire Museum near Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, Wales, is set to hold its open day starting at 10 am. Expect to be entertained by the Army, Pembrokeshire’s Air Cadets, classic and vintage cars, bikes and tractors plus an original steam engine. For nostalgic attendees, there will […]

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Podcast Interview with Terrafugia’s CEO. Terrafugia, the developer of the Transition street-legal airplane, has begun feasibility studies for a four-seat, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) plug-in hybrid-electric flying car it intends to call the TF-X. Carl Dietrich, the CEO of Terrafugia, recently did a podcast interview with AVweb to discuss the company’s plans; but even […]

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