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Arthur Stevens: flying in Africa in the 1960s 1

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I have always had a fascination for aircraft and aviation. In fact this avgeekery stretches back to even before I can remember, providing an early reference point that has led to a lifelong hobby. 

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A380 From the Cockpit: Learning to Fly a Behemoth

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The Airbus A380 is the biggest airliner in the world and must surely represent the pinnacle of a pilot’s flying career?

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The story of the Dassault Mercure

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France has a long history at the forefront of aviation, and scored a couple of big hits at the start of the jet age with the Sud Aviation Caravelle, a twin-engined short- and medium-haul airliner which sold 282 airframes

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Britannia Airways, the “BA of leisure carriers"

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Britannia Airways was formed in 1961 as Euravia, to provide the airline component of package tours sold by Universal Sky Tours.It was based at Luton airport and started flying in May 1962 with a trio of second-hand piston-powered Lockheed Constellations

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