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History in the Air Since 1911

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REVEALED: 'Barn find' restoration of the sole surviving Fairey Gordon

The story of how this inter-war biplane came to be restored — and it’s up for sale

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How the Westland Wasp makes a practical private-owner helicopter

What’s it like for a private owner who’s never operated an historic aeroplane before to take on custodianship of a rotary classic?

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Channel Airways - the story behind the 1960s low-cost trailblazer

The golden livery on its jets wasn’t Channel Airways’ own invention, but a low-fare, maximum-utilisation concept was. Sadly, as the late Bruce Hales-Dutton found out, it wasn’t enough to save this brave British independent carrier 

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Doug Matthews: Meet the warbird pilot with 120 world records

Success in the aviation business has allowed this Vietnam veteran and serial record-setter to make a huge contribution to the US warbird scene

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Why didn't the Messerschmitt Me 262 change the course of the war?

With its shattering performance and heavy armament, Messerschmitt’s Me 262 was a deadly opponent for any Allied aircraft, yet its impact was only felt during the last few months of the Second World War. Its development had begun in 1938, so what really happened?

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Europe's only flying Cessna T-50 Bobcat - and how it got to Germany

Following an epic trans-Atlantic ferry, Europe has an airworthy Cessna T-50 Bobcat once again

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Unique Waco flies again in New Zealand

Sole surviving UOC Custom makes maiden post-restoration flight from airfield where it was first based 85 years ago

Salvage plan announced for sunken warbirds

Devastators and Wildcats from scuttled USS Lexington to be raised from seabed

Nord Pingouin flies for first time in 62 years

French-built Bf 108 emerges in spectacular colour scheme

Experimental jets get an airing at Cosford

TSR2 among test airframes to come outside — briefly — during hangar reshuffle

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