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2019 and a history of BEA

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2019 and a history of BEA

2019 Anniversaries and a history of BEA

2019 is an anniversary year par excellence! We have already celebrated 50 years since our BAC 1-11 first flew back in January, swiftly followed by 50 years of Concorde in March. However, between those two important events in February, the anniversary of 50 years since the first flight of the Boeing 747 Jumbo jet passed by, Unlike the two British planes it is still in limited production. In June it will be 75 years since the D-day landings. IWM Duxford and Daks over Normandy...

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Concorde from the engineer's seat

Trevor Evans in his office - the engineer's seat in Concorde

From the engineer's seat

Keith Bradshaw presents an article by retired British Airways Concorde Flight Engineer, Trevor Evans

2 March 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first flight of a special aircraft known for its speed and luxury, an aircraft that has become unique as a technological, if not commercial triumph of its era. Nearly 50 years ago, on that Sunday in 1969, I was probably gearing myself up to go to school the next day to face the work culminating in my GCE ‘O’ level attempts next Summer. Shall I follow the ‘pack’ and go to the Ford Motor Company (I lived in...

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Taking aim for the Paras
Rheinmetall gun

Two 20mm anti aircraft guns have arrived in the yard for refurbishment on behalf of the Parachute regiment,...

Searchlight restoration
Searchlights

Three impressively big lights arrived in the MV Wing workshop for restoration on behalf of IWM Duxford Measuring...

Nellie steps up
AEC Militant

A wet Sunday saw the dedicated DAS crew shifting the Trident into the Conservation Hall for repainting. On...

50 Glorious Years

Back in March 1969 - the second of March to be precise - test pilot André Turcat gathered...

Viscount Repaint
Our Viscount moves out for her new coat of paint

It’s always exciting to see one of the British Airliner Collection aircraft moving down the runway...

 
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Dates for your diary

May

Saturday

25

2019

Duxford Air Festival

The action-packed Duxford Air Festival returns for take-off Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Get ready to power your imagination... Concorde nose lowering demonstration at 12:00 From... more >

 
May

Sunday

26

2019

Duxford Air Festival Day 2

The action-packed Duxford Air Festival returns for take-off Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Get ready to power your imagination... Concorde nose lowering demonstration at 12:00. From... more >

 
June

Tuesday

4+

2019

Daks Over Duxford

anniversary week of events Daks Over Duxford will bring the extraordinary story of D-Day to life, uniting the greatest number of Douglas C-47 Skytrain and Dakota aircraft in one... more >

 

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