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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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Miles Gemini
Manufacturer: Miles Aircraft Limited
In Service: First flight 1945. Not used in military service
Purpose: Four-seat private touring aircraft
Construction: Wings: Fabric covering on wood framework
Fuselage: Fabric covering on wood framework
Tailplane: Fabric covering on wood framework
Control surfaces: Fabric covering on wood framework
Length: 22 ft 3 in (6.78 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 2 in (11.03 m)
Height: 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
Weight: 1,910 lb (868 kg)
Power Plant: 2 × Blackburn Cirrus Minor 2 in-line piston engine, 100 hp (75 kW) each
Maximum Speed: 145 mph (233 km/h)
Cruising Speed: 145 mph (233 km/h)
Range: 820 miles (1,320 km)
Service ceiling: 13,500 ft (4,115 m)
Initial rate of climb: 650 ft/min (3.3 m/s)