As 2013 draws to a close the Westland Sea King makes the news for answering questions in the House of Commons, Philip Dunne, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology has confirmed that following on from an emergency landing by Sea King helicopter a new inspection regime has been introduced after a Royal Navy Sea King HAR mk 5 from HMS Gannet SAR Flight made a precautionary landing in Glencoe during a training exercise in September. 690 more words
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A plane carrying 95 tonnes of emergency aid has left Britain’s East Midlands Airport bound for the typhoon-devastated Philippines. The specially charted flight supplemented the RAF C-17 Globemaster III flights conducted earlier. 43 more words
The Blackburn Skua dive-bomber and a fighter was the Fleet Air Arm’s first monoplane and became first British aircraft to bring down an enemy aeroplane in the Second World War.
Wednesday 16 October 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the first flight of de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP924. ‘Foxy Lady’, as she is known by her operators DS (Drilling Systems) Aviation, is a highly distinctive presence on the UK display circuit with a unique sound and appearance. 411 more words