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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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Jet Provost: Jet Trainer Extraordinaire
Manufacturer: Hunting Percival Aircraft
In Service: 1955-1993
Purpose: Jet trainer
Construction: Wings: All-metal
Fuselage: All metal
Tailplane: All metal
Control surfaces: All metal
Length: 34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)
Wingspan: 35 ft 4 in (10.77 m)
Height: 10 ft 2 in (3.10 m)
Weight: 4,888 lb [8] (2,222 kg)
Power Plant: 1 × Armstrong Siddeley Viper Mk-202 turbojet, 2,500 lbf (11.1 kN)
Maximum Speed: 440 mph (382 knots, 708 km/h) at 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
Cruising Speed: N/A
Range: 900 mi [9] (780 NM, 1,450 km)
Service ceiling: 36,750 ft (11,200 m)
Initial rate of climb: 4,000 ft/min (20.3 m/s)