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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: Auster Aircraft Limited, Rearsby
In Service: 1945-1968
Purpose: Artillery spotter and reconnaissance aircraft with capacity for pilot and up to two passengers.
Construction: Wings: N/A
Fuselage: N/A
Tailplane: N/A
Control surfaces: N/A
Length: 23 ft 5 in (7.1 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 1,052 lb (478 kg)
Power Plant: Blackburn Cirrus Minor 2 piston engine, 100 hp (76 kw)
Maximum Speed: 120 mph (194 km/h
Cruising Speed: N/A
Range: 320 miles (515 km)
Service ceiling: 14,000 ft (4300 m)
Initial rate of climb: N/A