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A history of engine testbeds

A history of engine testbeds

With the recent Rolls- Royce announcement that they are acquiring an ex Qantas Boeing 747 for use as a flying engine testbed, Keith Bradshaw takes a look back at some of the other aircraft used for engine testing in the past. Although not that commonplace these days due to most “new” engines being developments of older well tried examples, testing a new engine on the wing is not a new procedure. Back in the early days of the jet and Turbo-prop engines manufacturers...

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2019… a grand year

2019 review

DAS in 2019

A busy 2019 for all

With another year drawing to a close let us take the traditional look back at what’s been happening here at Duxford over the past 12 months. 2019 saw a large number of anniversaries affecting our collection and aviation in general. The big ones were the first flights 50 years ago of Concorde and the Boeing 747. Our BAC 1-11 also saw air under its wings for the first time in 1969 and the Comet celebrated the world’s first flight by a jet airliner 70 years ago. In...

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All in a lifetime
Alcock & Brown

100 years on the 15th June 1919 the Vickers Vimy of Alcock and Brown 'landed' in Ireland to complete...

First of the Many
First of the Many

  On 13th June 1965 the prototype Britten Norman BN2 Islander G-ATCT took off from the grass airstrip...

Brietling Formation
Breitling team

Breitling team in formation A great display. Fantastic picture! Photo Charles Butler

Trident and VC10
Boarding

A great day out! It’s always busy and DAS volunteers work hard but showing the public the result...

A busy day boarding
Herald

Boarding now! Sales of Boarding Passes were brisk. The British Airliner Collection aircraft welcomed visitors...

 
Concorde app

Get the Concorde App

Our new virtual tour of Concorde, both inside and out, is available now on the Apple Store or Google Play.

Explore this incredible, half-century old vision of the future in unprecedented detail. Look around in full 360° animation, or zoom in for information on flight deck instruments.

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Duxford Aviation Society gratefully acknowledges the generous support given by the Association of Independent Museums.

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Dates for your diary

January

Sunday

26+

2020

Concorde Nose Lowering Demonstration

One of the unique features that made the Concorde able to cruise at twice the speed of sound was its ability to change the shape of its forward fuselage. For ground handling, take-off and... more >

 
May

Saturday

23

2020

Duxford Air Festival

The action-packed Duxford Air Festival returns for take-off Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Get ready to power your imagination... Concorde nose lowering demonstration at 12:00 From... more >

 
May

Sunday

24

2020

Duxford Air Festival Day 2

The action-packed Duxford Air Festival returns for take-off Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Get ready to power your imagination... Concorde nose lowering demonstration at 12:00. From... more >

 

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