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Pond hopping!

4 October 2018 sees the 60th anniversary of the first commercial jet airliner flights across the Atlantic. Our Comet G-APDB, here at Duxford, was one of two aircraft that took part in that historic crossing. This is a brief history of commercial airliner flights over the Atlantic Ocean. It all began when two push bike […]

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Bastiste Jagoury, one of Duxford Aviation Society’s work experience students, talks about his summer at IWM Duxford

“I’m a 19-year old French Engineering student and two years ago, I began a five-year Aeronautical Engineering Course at ESTACA in Laval, south of Rennes, France. “Seized by a passionate love of flying machines when I was a child, I always wanted to be an engineer. But not any kind of engineer – the aeronautical […]

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New Berlin Airlift exhibition on Avro York

In 1948/9 the York was one of a fleet of Allied aircraft which delivered the largest humanitarian airlift ever attempted. The interior of Avro York G-ANTK has been reinterpreted for visitors to Duxford to celebrate the 70th anniversary of this record-breaking event. G-ANTK is part of the British Airliner Collection and visitors can board and […]

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Keeping the Concorde magic alive – Concorde 101 at Duxford

By Keith Bradshaw. All photos by the author and Steve Jeal unless noted. In December 1968 the world saw the flight of the first supersonic passenger airliner when the prototype Tupolev TU-144 took to the skies in the USSR. Rushed into flight in a bid to become the first airliner of this type, very little testing […]

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The Berlin Airlift.

A 124,420,813 mile round trip! By Keith Bradshaw. All photos by the author and Steve Jeal unless noted. Photo US Navy Museum Dakotas unloading on the famous curved ramp at Templehof airport in Berlin. That was the total distance flown by allied aircraft 70 years ago during the 15 months of operations known as the Berlin […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS 18

The final touchdown  By Keith Bradshaw Hello and welcome to Ramp Ramblings 18, ‘The final touchdown’, This heading will be explained later.  Those of you who read the last edition will remember I promised to bring you the story of the ‘Yellow Perils’ so without further ado let’s kick off with a look at Northeast […]

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DAS @ DAS or Duxford Aviation Society at a Duxford Air Show

We have hopefully all been to one of Duxford’s great air shows but how many of us have considered what goes on behind the scenes to bring to the public such a great day’s enjoyment. The centre of the DAS universe, Building 87 the control centre of all DAS air show activity. Let us take […]

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