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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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Percival Prentice: OK, what's all the hurry?
Manufacturer: Percival Aircraft Company
In Service: 1946-1956
Purpose: Single-engined basic trainer and radio trainer
Construction: Wings: All Metal
Fuselage: All Metal
Tailplane: All Metal
Control surfaces: Fabric covered
Length: 31 ft 3 in (9.52 m)
Wingspan: 46 ft 0 in (14.0 m)
Height: 12 ft 10 in (3.91 m)
Weight: 3,232 lb (1,466 kg)
Power Plant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Queen 32 6-cylinder, air-cooled inline engine, 251 hp (187 kW)
Maximum Speed: 124 knots (143 mph, 230 km/h) at 5,000 ft (1,500 m)
Cruising Speed: 118 knots (136 mph)
Range: 344 nm (396 mi, 637 km)
Service ceiling: 18,000 ft (m)
Initial rate of climb: Negligible!