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Flying Boats – Where Did They Go?

Flying Boats – Where Did They Go?

What do you get if you cross the sea with an aeroplane? Generally, you get a nice, fast, mostly smooth, comfortable ride to wherever you’re going. There may be food. Perhaps a movie or some other multimedia entertainment. And there’s no need to worry about rough...
Flight Simulation: How To Fly Your Home Computer

Flight Simulation: How To Fly Your Home Computer

Many of you will be familiar with home computer flight simulation. For some of you, as for me, it’ll be the main way you engage with the world of aviation. If for some reason you’re not in a position to fly for real, whether temporarily or at all, a flight simulator,...
Hawk Jet Crashes in Cornwall – Pilots Eject Safely

Hawk Jet Crashes in Cornwall – Pilots Eject Safely

A BAE Systems Hawk training aircraft from the Royal Navy’s 736 Naval Air Squadron has crashed in Cornwall in south-west England. Witnesses in the area reported hearing a loud bang, and saw the two pilots ejecting from the aircraft. Both crew are reported to have...
VOR Beacons Dotted Around The Countryside

VOR Beacons Dotted Around The Countryside

Newer technologies mean that VOR systems are, gradually, going away. Will you miss them when they’re gone? More importantly, should you? Article By Kate Coldwind You can’t stop progress, they say. Most of the time, you probably don’t want to. Things generally...
Ornithopter Designs: History And Potential?

Ornithopter Designs: History And Potential?

To many, the ornithopter (a flapping-wing flying machine) was a footnote in history. But there is more to it than just historic appeal! Article By Kate Coldwind 2021 is expected to see the release of a new film treatment of Frank Herbert’s famous science-fiction novel...