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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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de Havilland Dove or Devon?
Manufacturer: de Havilland Ltd, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
In Service: 1946-1984
Purpose: Dove: Short-haul feeder airliner for domestic travel
Devon: Military transport and communications
Construction: Wings: All metal
Fuselage: All metal
Tailplane: All metal
Control surfaces: All metal
Length: 39 ft 3 in (11.96 m)
Wingspan: 57 ft 0 in (17.40 m)
Height: 13 ft 4 in (4.06 m)
Weight: 6,325 lb (2,869 kg)
Power Plant: N/A
Maximum Speed: 230 mph (200 knots, 370 km/h)
Cruising Speed: 187 mph (163 knots, 301 km/h)
Range: 880 mi (765 nm, 1,415 km)
Service ceiling: 21,700 ft (6,610 m)
Initial rate of climb: 1,135 ft/min (5.8 m/s)