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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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Jem Shaw

Jem Shaw

05/10/2014 14:59:24

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Lovely to see so many people at Newquay yesterday when we ran our mini air show to round off a great season. Jon Corley put on a series of magnificent displays and the planes seemed to have a great time - the Meteor and Vampire were certainly whistling happily!

I'd have enjoyed the day even more if I hadn't managed to trip over the apron gate rails and faceplant the tarmac. It all seemed to go depressingly smoothly though while I was being glued back together (literally) at Newquay MIU.

(Superb photo by Kyle Greet)


07/10/2014 16:15:54

I attended the air day on Saturday, and was most impressed with the performance of the Meteor, Vampire and Jet Provost. the pilot, Jon Corley, deserves a medal for his performance too, the way he was switching from one type to another in minutes.

Tony Caunce

10/10/2014 10:35:01

Special thanks to all the staff and volunteers for making the day a successful and enjoyable one.

Will & Jo

29/10/2014 13:48:12

What a lovely and enlightening way to spend the afternoon! Some magnificent examples of how historically significant aircraft should be kept to be admired by the public. Staff were very friendly and informative too.

Jem Shaw

30/10/2014 09:41:52

Thank you Will and Jo - we had a great time too!

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