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G-AMSV Returns to Coventry

An old friend returned to Coventry yesterday when G-AMSV, in her striking Indian Air force livery, landed here for extensive maintenance by our engineers. Sierra Victor was part of the Air Altantique fleet here for many years. She'll...

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Baginton Air Pageant

The initial details for the Baginton Air Pageant are up on the website! As we don't have the space for a full-on air show attracting 20,000 or so people, we're aiming for low-key, themed days like this. A couple of thousand people,...

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Newquay Pleasure flights

We promised we'd be back to fly in Cornwall, and here we are. We'll be heading south with a Rapide and Chipmunk to spend a week at Newquay from 25th July, with a further visit planned in August. The flights are bookable in the normal...

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New Dakota Book

Geoff Jones just told me that his new book on the DC-3, released to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Dak's appearance, is now available. The cover sports a lovely shot of G-ANAF, shot by Simon Westwood before her radome goiter was...

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Nimrod Engine Run

We've just confirmed plans by NPT to run all four of the Nimrod's Rolls-Royce Speys on Saturday 9th May. We expect the thunder to start just after lunchtime. Come along and enjoy some audio power - and please dip into your pockets...

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Manufacturer: A. V. Roe & Co., Yeadon, West Yorkshire
In Service: 1936 - 1972
Purpose: Navigational Trainer. Also various other duties including reconnaissance, light bomber, military liaison and transport.

G-VROE is a home-use version of the T-20 model used for service in Rhodesia

Construction: Wings: All metal
Fuselage: Fabric covering on steel tube framework
Tailplane: all metal
Control surfaces: Fabric covered, with mass-balanced rudder
Length: 42ft 3in
Wingspan: 57ft 6in
Height: 13ft 10in
Weight: Empty: 6,776lb
Power Plant: 2 x Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah 7-cylinder radial engines developing developing 300-475hp
Maximum Speed: 171mph
Cruising Speed: N/A
Range: 660 miles
Service ceiling: 16,000ft
Initial rate of climb: 700 ft/min