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Unlike Pigs……. Cars can fly !

The story of the UK’s Air Ferry services using those eccentric aeroplanes the Bristol Freighter and the ATL Carvair. By keith Bradshaw. In 1948 the fledgling airline Silver City came into being. Initially as a freight airline it decided to try it’s hand at a new venture and offer Air Ferry services from its base […]

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2018 AGM Paperwork

Dear Members, Please see the attached forms (below) regarding the 2018 Duxford Aviation Society Annual General Meeting which will be held on Sunday 25th November 2018 at 2pm in the Astra Cinema, Northside, Duxford Airfield. Also attached is the Financial Statement  for the year ending 2017. Completed forms to be returned to the DAS Office no […]

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“The One and Only”…Ambassador LZO.

A short article to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first flight of an Airspeed Ambassador and the 65th birthday of the world’s sole remaining example.  By Keith Bradshaw. All photos by the author and Steve Jeal unless noted.   The One and Only … Ambassador LZO Photo credit Airspeed.       Prototype G-AGUA […]

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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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DAS Launches New Archive Section.

Over the years DAS has acquired or had donated large quantities of aircraft components, memorabilia, photographs and documents. That’s apart from the books, magazines and other items that continue to come in.  We also have filing cabinets full of documents and photographs that record the history of the aircraft and the restoration projects that have […]

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Poem for DAS 40th Anniversary

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Duxford Aviation Society Karina Bailey-Watson has written the following poem. DAS’s 40th Anniversary 1975-2015 Duxford Aviation Society motto:- Restituere et Conservo = Restore & Preserve Took off in 1945 To keep aviation history alive Now 40 years on DAS is still going strong Charity reaches for the skies Yet grounded it […]

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DAS Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Over 200 members and invited guests were present at Duxford Aviation Society’s 40th anniversary celebrations and all enjoyed a full day of entertainment. After an arrival coffee and cake in the AirSpace Concorde Suite all guests made their way to the Marshall Auditorium for a series of talks. First up was David Garside (DAS Chairman) who gave a talk […]

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New Concorde Nose Droop Video

On October 24th 2014 the Duxford Aviation Society revealed newly-restored features on its Concorde at IWM Duxford to mark the 11th anniversary of the last commercial Concorde flight. It followed 18 months of ‘painstaking restoration work’ and the aircraft now features fully-functional cockpit lighting and the operation of the its famous droop nose. It is […]

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