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BBMF Spitfire undergoes engine test
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight carried out an engine test on Spitfire Vb AB910 on Thursday. Here it is in all its noisy glory... For more on the BBMF, don't miss the current issue of FlyPast (on sale now). Sqn Ldr Clive Rowley reveals the story behind the new colours worn by the BBMF's Spitfire PR.XIX PS915, with air-to-air photography by Richard Paver. This issue will only be in the shops for a few more days - or click the green Buy Now tab at the top of this page. Noise alert. Ever wanted to hear... - Royal Air Force Coningsby | Facebook
Leopard Moth flies again
A short clip showing de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth G-ACMA taking off on October 11. The aircraft (owned by Peter Vacher) has recently been restored - this was its second flight of the day.
Schools Aerospace Challenger winners announced
The Schools Aerospace Challenge winners for 2016 were announced at the Awards Reception held at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London on Monday 21st November.
Warbirds Over Wanaka scholarship winners announced
Air Force pilot Michael Williams from Fielding and Christchurch-based aerobatic pilot Andrew Love have been awarded the inaugural Warbirds Over Wanaka Flying Scholarships.
Bottisham Airfield Museum launches consultation
Bottisham Airfield Museum has launched a consultation in order to give visitors a say on its future. The Cambridgeshire attraction is applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for money to restore its buildings, conserve its artefacts and increase the accessibility of its the archive. It believes that HLF funding is its best hope of purchasing additional land and creating an improved, more modern facility. The museum has already had productive talks with HLF representatives on three occasions and now needs to engage a cross-section of the local community and other stakeholders. The consultation will help it meet this requirement. To take part, visit: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/bottishamairfieldmuseum
Children honour RAF Bomber Command at IBCC
A song has been released by child-led vocal group Youngstars to raise funds for the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincolnshire - with many others visiting the Memorial Spire to pay tribute to RAF Bomber Command on November 11.
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