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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 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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Cool Arctic flying videos to get you in the mood for winter

Winter tends to ground most recreational pilots in lower latitudes, but not in places like Alaska where cool weather still means cool flying and even cooler videos. In this first video posted on the website of the Alaska Dispatch, Alaskan pilot Mike Collins takes you over the skies of Cordova in both a Super Cub […]

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