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Historic Aviation Quiz: Charles Lindbergh

With November 3, 2023 marking the 97th anniversary of famed American aviator Charles Lindbergh using a parachute for the fourth and final time to escape from a stricken aeroplane, we dedicate this week’s quiz to the pioneer known the world over as ‘The Lone Eagle’…

Hell on high ground - what happened to RB-29A 44-61999 'Over Exposed'?

Jamie Ewan trekked across Bleaklow Moor in Derbyshire’s High Peaks to visit the final resting place of a Boeing RB-29A Superfortress. But what happened on a fateful day in 1948?

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New owner for Mitchell ‘Executive Sweet’

The Georgia, US-based Liberty Foundation has announced its acquisition of North American TB-25N Mitchell N30801 from the American Aeronautical Foundation

Historic Aviation Quiz: The Bristol Aeroplane Company

With October 27, 2023, marking the anniversary of Bristol’s rugged Buckmaster advanced trainer taking to the skies for the first time, we dedicate this week’s quiz to one of the most important British aviation companies. Can you recognise these lesser-known Bristol types?

North Weald’s ‘MiG-17’ to fly again?

The former Polish Air Force machine is bound for European skies…

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Was Bell’s remarkable Mach 3-capable X-2 a shattered dream or ‘The Right Stuff’?

Jamie Ewan looks at the troublesome history of the Bell X-2 ‘Starbuster’, a type that seemed destined for greatness, but ended in tragedy

Historic Aviation Quiz - 1950s experimental types

Can you identify these experimental types from across the 1950s?

Bid to restore Victor nose gathers pace

The remains of Victor K.2 XL191’s nose have been acquired by new owners for restoration at a planned museum in Iron Mountain, Michigan

Historic Aviation Quiz: Hawker Tempest

With the quite incredible news that a Hawker Tempest has taken to the skies for the first time in some seven decades, we dedicate this week’s quiz to the development of the type that holds the distinction of being the last piston-engined fighter in operational service with the Royal Air Force…

Historic Aviation Quiz: The pioneers

Aviation pioneers are those directly and indirectly responsible for the advancement of flight as we know it today. But how much do you know about the pioneers?