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Douglas Commercial Airliners

Douglas Commercial Airliners

Mention the aircraft company Douglas and most people think of the DC-3. There was however much more to Douglas with many military fighters, bombers and transports coming out of their Californian factories. But our story will just cover the ‘DC’ or Douglas Commercial series from the DC-1 to the DC-10. Founded by Donald W Douglas in 1921, the Douglas Aircraft Company produced aircraft under its own name until the merger in 1967 with McDonnell to become McDonnell-Douglas.... more >
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Alcock & Brown

All-in-a-lifetime

100 years on the 15th June 1919 the Vickers Vimy of Alcock and Brown 'landed' in Ireland to complete the first non stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  Landing is a loose term but as the old saying goes, 'if you can walk away from it, then it is a landing.'  Since the intrepid days of Alcock and Brown, who it must be remembered had no guarantee of even surviving let alone completing the journey, progress has been rapid. Within 30 years the crossing was... more >
 

IWM DUXFORD CLOSED

In line with advice from Public Health England, IWM Duxford has taken the decision to close from Tuesday 17 March, until further notice.  more >

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 at Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. 54 years later the aircraft is still being produced, albeit now on the mainland at Lee on... more >

 
The Designers

The Designers

The designers For over half  the 20th century British aircraft design was dominated by just two people - Roy Chadwick at Avro and Sydney Camm at Hawker. It was all the more remarkable that these two outstandingly talented designers... more >

Breitling team

Brietling Formation

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

 
Guppies

A Fisherman’s Tale

The last Aero Spacelines Super Guppy SGT, originally built for Airbus, is now the sole flying example of this remarkable breed. Flown by NASA. Seen here at the Wings over Houston air show in 2011 it is still in service today.  Photo... more >

Boarding

Trident and VC10

A great day out! It’s always busy and DAS volunteers work hard but showing the public the result of all that work is very rewarding. Photo Charles Butler    more >

 
 
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