Aeroplane Monthly 1981-01
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The Planes of Fame Museum’s Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero 61-120, being flown by Steve Hinton.
The world’s last commercial Comet flight leaving Gatwick for Lasham on November 3, 1980. Comet 4C G-BDIW had been operated by Dan Air, last commercial operators of the type.
The world’s last commercial Comet flight leaving Gatwick for Lasham on November 3, 1980. Comet 4C G-BDIW had been operated by Dan Air, last commercial operators of the type.
First aerial refuelling tests with the USAF/McDonnell Douglas KC-10 hooked up with a C-5, took place near Edwards AFB on October 30, 1980.
This reproduction Breguet 14 of the J. P. Salts Collection is seen at Bex on August 24, 1980.
Авианосный крейсер "Инвинсибл".
British Aerospace Sea Harriers have recently completed successful flying trials from HMS Invincible, the vessel’s ski-jump proving more efficient than land tests had indicated.
The first of 33 Boeing Chinook helicopters on order for the RAF has arrived in Britain. Designated Chinook HC.Mk 1 the example here bears the RAF serial number ZA670 as well as the American civil registration N37010.
A trio of No 11 Operational Training Unit Westland Lysanders
The Frankfurt-based commuter airline has leased this BAe 748 until delivery of their third 748 is made in July 1981.
First aerial refuelling tests with the USAF/McDonnell Douglas KC-10 hooked up with a C-5, took place near Edwards AFB on October 30, 1980.
Garth Elliot’s rare Taylor E-2 Cub, seen recently at Burbank International, was built in August 1933 and flew in July 1980 for the first time in 41 years. Registered C-GCGE the E-2 is powered by a 40 h.p. Continental and cruises at 56 m.p.h.
John Lee’s novel biplane glider, Rooster, during trials in June, 1980. The designer claims that the 30ft span glider can be rigged and flown single handedly.
Refuelling Gipsy Moth G-ABXT at Wynberg, Cape Town, April 23, 1933.