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2008-08-06 18:00:23

Airport passengers' plans in chaos as bird strike grounds RAF jet Full story P3 (c) 2008 The Journal - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-18 15:00:38

By Liam Rudden THUNDERING from the clouds, the roar of their engines ensuring every head below is turned skyward, some of the most spectacular civil and military aircraft in the history of aviation will fly- past East Fortune Airfield a week tomorrow, providing the highlight of the Museum of Flight's 2008 Airshow. Between 10,000-15,000 spectators are expected to attend the aeronautical celebration which, for Amanda Jopling, general manager at the National Museum of Flight, will be the...

2008-07-13 09:00:27

GE-Aviation was recently selected by BAE Systems to provide spares inclusive repair and overhaul of Royal Air Force VC-10 Powered Flight Control Units (PFCU). The five-year agreement is valued at up to $14 million. "This is an important contract for GE, demonstrating our continued commitment to providing through-life support to the Ministry of Defence," said Cathie Gridley, President, Systems Customer Services for GE-Aviation. "Our solutions include joint management of a responsive repair...

2008-07-01 00:10:00

By Olivier Vergnault Eleven teachers, headteachers and governors have been recognised by their pupils and peers in this year's Teaching Awards. Eight teachers and one school from Cornwall and Devon and six teachers from Somerset received an award at the Teachers of the Year ceremony held last week at the Riviera Centre in Torquay. They will now be put forward for the title of National Best Teacher of the Year. Caroline Evans, chief executive of the Teaching Awards, which has now been...

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2008-06-11 11:45:00

Flying saucers may soon be more fact than mere science fiction.University of Florida mechanical and aerospace engineering associate professor Subrata Roy has submitted a patent application for a circular, spinning aircraft design reminiscent of the spaceships seen in countless Hollywood films. Roy, however, calls his design a "wingless electromagnetic air vehicle," or WEAV.The proposed prototype is small "“ the aircraft will measure less than six inches across "“ and will be...

2008-03-06 12:00:39

By Jim Entwistle AN RAF Harrier jet was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday after the aircraft's canopy smashed during mid-flight refuelling.The fighter diverted to Durham Tees Valley Airport after its pilot reported getting into difficulties at 2.42pm.The airport was placed on full emergency status.But the Harrier, on routine exercises from RAF Cottesmore, in Leicestershire, limped to safety and touched down at 2.55pm.Emergency crews were stood down ten minutes later.Speaking...

2006-08-31 18:00:28

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson will remake "The Dam Busters," a classic British war film about a Royal Air Force mission to cripple the German steel industry, Universal Pictures said on Thursday. Jackson will produce the film to be called "Dambusters." It will be directed by Christian Rivers who won a 2006 Academy Award for his animation work on Jackson's version of "King Kong." Widely considered one of the most daring missions in aerial military...

2005-11-08 04:41:21

LONDON (Reuters) - British and French rescuers scrambled on Tuesday to reach the crews of three yachts which capsized in "ferocious" conditions during an Atlantic race. A spokesman for Britain's Royal Air Force said it received a distress warning around 0300 GMT from one yacht which had capsized, leaving its two crew members clinging to the overturned hull, west of the Bay of Biscay. A second yacht has lost its mast and a third has capsized. The yachts were part of a 34-strong fleet...

2005-11-08 04:25:50

LONDON (Reuters) - British and French rescuers scrambled on Tuesday to reach the crews of three yachts which capsized in "ferocious" conditions during an Atlantic race. A spokesman for Britain's Royal Air Force said it received a distress warning around 0300 GMT from one yacht which had capsized, leaving its two crew members clinging to the overturned hull, west of the Bay of Biscay. A second yacht has lost its mast and a third has capsized. The yachts were part of a 34-strong fleet...


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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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