Category Archives: Aviation

The Singapore Airshow is on at the moment. Billed as Asia’s largest airshow, the biennial event attracts defence and civil aviation experts and enthusiasts from around the world. The Changi Exhibition Centre is full of booths brimming with impressive examples of new technologies. Delegations in brass, braid, and crisp creases, snake through the maze of “pavilions” accompanied by […]

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Is there anything more magical than flight? … being transported through the air by an overweight contraption that somehow lifts itself (and you) into space? … watching graceful machines do impossible acrobatics high overhead? I love airplanes. I love their shiny, reflective surfaces; their lines and curves. While I know almost nothing about the actually mechanics of lift […]

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What a treat! We had headed out to Merimbula Airport, a small, single-runway regional airport in coastal south-eastern NSW, to see ‘Connie’, the Lockheed Super Constellation VH-EAG (Southern Preservation). The development of these large, four-engined propeller-driven planes was financed and influenced by Howard Hughes, who wanted them for his airline TWA. Lockheed built 856 aircraft in the Constellation range between 1943 and 1958. […]

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Nothing can beat a scenic flight over interesting terrain on a clear, sunny day. We knew we were in for a treat when the skies over our patch of the Australian coast turned pink on the eve of a coastal flight we had booked in a small aircraft. For it is generally true that a […]

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As we were heading for our departure gate at Heathrow yesterday and watching the rain on the airport windows, my husband remarked: “There won’t be too many planes flying at Farnborough today.”  True.  Pretty miserable weather for standing out of doors and peering up into the grey clouds!  How lucky we had been to be […]

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