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History in the Air Since 1911

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What it takes to restore a de Havilland Dragon Rapide

There’s been the odd setback along the way, but the de Havilland Aircraft Museum’s Dragon Rapide is approaching the day when it will become a prized exhibit.

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How Bristol’s second Britannia nearly met its end

The second prototype Bristol Britannia met an ignominious end, sitting on the Severn mudflats, repeatedly being submerged by the tide before it could be salvaged. But the outcome of a major engine problem could have been far worse

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Meet the man with one of the world's largest warbird collections

A chance encounter with one historic aeroplane, eventually led Jerry Yagen to develop one of the world’s leading warbird fleets. Ben Dunnell speaks to the aircraft collector to find out more

Join the debate: what should happen to Vulcan XH558?

In his latest editorial, Aeroplane editor Ben Dunnell weighs up the future prospects for what was the last flying ‘V-bomber’ — and asks whether the fate of Canberra WK163 isn’t more important

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Why the BAe 146 Side-Loading Tactical Airlifter failed

It looked the part, but the Side-Loading Tactical Airlifter version of the BAe 146 hardly saw customers beating a path to British Aerospace’s door. Ben Dunnell explains why, despite being an attractive package, the STA lead nowhere

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Advertising aircraft…with style – step back in time to the 1950s and ’60s

We present a selection of adverts from the archives of 1950s and 1960s’ issues of The Aeroplane and other iterations of the magazine.

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What it’s like flying the HS.125

The July 16, 1964 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’ featured a flight test of the HS 125 by John Fricker

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Prince Charles's instructor reunited with Chipmunk

On 14 August at Goodwood aerodrome, retired Gp Capt Philip Pinney met up again with de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T10 WP903, in which he taught HRH Prince Charles to fly during 1968-69

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Aeroplane meets... Frédéric Akary

Flying aerobatics helped lead this French airline pilot into the warbird scene — and he’s operated some of the finest machines on the European circuit

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