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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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Manufacturer: Percival Aircraft Company
In Service: 1939-1955
Purpose: Three-seat radio trainer and communications aircraft
Construction: Wings: Fabric covering on wooden framework
Fuselage: Metal cowling, fabric covered rear section
Tailplane: Fabric covering on wooden framework
Control surfaces: Fabric covered
Length: 28 ft 2 in (8.59 m)
Wingspan: 39 ft 6 in (12.04 m)
Height: 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)
Weight: 2,375 lb (1,075 kg)
Power Plant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Queen II driving a 2-bladed propeller, 210 hp (157 kW)
Maximum Speed: 139 knots (160 mph, 257 km/h)
Cruising Speed: 122 knots (140 mph, 225 km/h)
Range: 435 nm (500 mi, 805 km)
Service ceiling: 14,000 ft (4,265 m)
Initial rate of climb: 700 ft/min (3.6 m/s)