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The penultimate part of our series looking at the British aviation industry during Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign places a spotlight on activities between 2002 and 2012, when government cuts begin to bite
Portuguese aviators Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho’s Lisbon-Funchal flight was just a dress rehearsal for a much larger, more demanding endeavour: the first South Atlantic crossing, which would test Coutinho’s new integrated aerial navigation system to the utmost
When the police were trying to find the missing Lord Lucan, the call went out to Wg Cdr Ken Wallis: bring an autogyro to Sussex and join the search. It wasn’t the only time this great man and his machines, equipped with film cameras, aided in body hunts
In part four of our series examining the British aviation industry during Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign, we take a look at the decade between 1982 and 1992
The fifth part of our series examining the British aviation industry during Elizabeth II’s reign focuses on the period between 1992 and 2002, when the days of going it alone ended
Eurowings Discover is the latest Lufthansa spin-off, trying to cash in on the rising return of leisure travel and bring innovation to the legacy group, reports Andreas Spaeth
Delivery of US Air Force C-130J-30 Super Hercules 19-5940 to McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, West Virginia, on May 26 marked the arrival of the eighth and final C-130J-30 for the West Virginia Air National Guard/130th Airlift Wing’s (AW’s) 130th Airlift Squadron.
Hawker Siddeley’s HS141 — and, indeed, other designs such as the HS133 and HS139 — sought to revolutionise city-to-city transport. But, once again, the V/STOL airliner concept was never to translate into reality
We speak to Wg Cdr Mike Sutton (ret’d) about his time flying the Typhoon, which started in the early days of the aircraft’s RAF service and culminated by leading 1 (Fighter) Squadron into combat against ISIS in the skies of Iraq and Syria
In the second part of our series looking at the British aerospace industry during Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign, we examine the decade between 1962 and 1972
In just three-and-a-half days, Lithuania has raised €5m ($5.4m) through a crowdfunding campaign among its citizens to help Ukraine buy more Baykar Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs for use against invading Russian forces
Maryland A-10C Thunderbolt IIs have completed a multi-week deployment to various locations In Europe, ten aircraft completed the deployment visiting multiple locations in Eastern Europe
Our salute to Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee begins with a unique seven-part series, tracing the story of Britain’s aeronautical industry over the seven decades of her reign — decade-by-decade, warts and all, beginning with 1952-1962
North Weald Heritage Aviation completed the eight-month restoration of Hawker Hunter F1 WT555 in mid-May.
An album obtained by Kevin Goss contains an Australian Flying Corps pilot’s views of training in the Cotswolds during the latter stages of World War One
We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.
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