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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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Hawker Harrier - the ultimate fighting machine
Manufacturer: Hawker Siddeley
In Service: 1969-2011 (UK dates. type is still in service in USA and India)
Purpose: Multi-purpose strike aircraft
Construction: Wings: All metal
Fuselage: All metal
Tailplane: All metal
Control surfaces: All metal
Length: 47ft 2in (14.4m)
Wingspan: 25ft 3in (7.70m)
Height: 11ft 4in
Weight: (3.45m)
Power Plant: 1 x Rolls-Royce Pegasus 11 Mk 101 developing 21,800 lbf (97.0 kN) thrust
Maximum Speed: 731 mph (1,180 km/h)
Cruising Speed: N/A
Range: 200 nmi (370 km) combat radius
Service ceiling: 51,200 ft (15,600 m)
Initial rate of climb: 2m 23s to 40,000 ft (12,200 m)