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RAMP RAMBLINGS 11

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw. Photos Steve Jeal, Keith Bradshaw and Ralf Manteufel. Welcome to Ramp Ramblings number 11. I can’t believe we have done that many plus the occasional specials. Time really does fly here at Duxford !! (No pun intended !) I have to kick off this month with some disappointing news. The planned Airliner […]

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New Paid Job Opportunity within DAS

Duxford Aviation Society is looking for an experienced Project Manager with engineering expertise and supervisory skills to work on a part time basis, overseeing volunteers working on the restoration of military vehicles and civil airliners. The successful candidate must be available to work on a flexible basis in conjunction with the existing Project Manager and […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 10 (Including Britannia update)

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw. Photos Steve Jeal and Keith Bradshaw Welcome to the first edition of Ramp Ramblings for 2017. Hope you had a good Christmas and may I wish you all a belated Happy New Year. This is the time of year for looking forward and we can certainly do that with a number […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw. Photos Steve Jeal and Keith Bradshaw Welcome to the Ramp Ramblings bumper Christmas special, as it gets colder and the festive season approaches I thought I would top and tail this edition with a couple of “Winter Tales”. So here we go.   Many years ago, in 1978 in fact, we had one […]

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Painting the Britannia

The top of the Britannia was painted in the summer, which entailed the hiring of expensive scaffolding. The Bristol Type 175 Britannia was a British medium-to-long-range airliner built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1952 to fly across the British Empire. During development two prototypes were lost and the turboprop engines proved susceptible to inlet […]

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CAN YOU HELP??

We urgently require your unwanted aviation books (civil and military), aircraft models, print, pictures, and aircraft memorabilia. All proceeds from the sale of these items goes towards the upkeep of the British Airliner Collection which we maintain at Duxford. Please ring 01223836593 or e-mail bookshop@das.org.uk Donations of any size will be appreciated. Thank you.

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 9

RAMP RAMBLINGS……….By Keith Bradshaw. Photos Steve Jeal and Keith Bradshaw Welcome to Ramp ramblings No.9, to kick off this month a few corrections and updates from previous editions. Firstly our book shop man ,John, has asked me to say that not only does he have a great selection of books, models, pictures etc in stock […]

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HOMAGE TO THE HERALD

HOMAGE TO THE HERALD…………. A short article by Keith Bradshaw, with assistance from John King, to celebrate the reuniting of our Herald’s fin and tailplane after seven years of forced separation. Photographs supplied by Steve Jeal and Keith Bradshaw. In the mid 1950’s Handley Page proposed a new short range airliner to be called the […]

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AISLE CHAT 2 by Sally Stewardess

AISLE CHAT 2: BY SALLY STEWARDESS The Viscount The Viscount team were given a £50 donation to be used specifically on the Viscount during a visit by Mrs Pat Broad whose late husband Captain Ron Broad used to fly our aircraft for Cambrian Airways. The Team had the privilege of meeting him in the late […]

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