British Caledonian

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Name: British Caledonian
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

QUIRKY DOZEN: The 12 strangest-looking aircraft ever built

The Airbus A300-based Beluga is this week celebrating 20 years of transporting aircraft sections between the company's European plants. Named after the white whale because of their distinctive shape, the fleet of five Belugas carry out more than 60 flights ... [Published Flight International - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Brian Powell: Elite test pilot involved in pioneering projects during the post-war civil aviation boom

Brian Powell was one of the elite handful of test pilots who advanced Britain’s ambitions to lead the world in flight in the first two decades after the Second World War, flying aircraft including the world’s first passenger jet, the Comet. A personal ... [Published The Independent - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Speaking out for air cargo’s global image

IT BEGGARS belief that an industry vital to international trade remains so invisible to the rest of the world, writes Thelma Etim, deputy editor.This may be one of the reasons why the air cargo industry has been allowed to operate in a technological time-warp ... [Published Air Cargo News - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Sanjeev Mehta: The airplane man

Sanjeev Mehta is an aviation enthusiast. As a kid, he dreamt of becoming a pilot, but opted out, as his mother thought the profession was too risky for her only child. However, his passion took flight in other ways. Currently he is Managing Director, ... [Published Economic Times - Aug 07 2014]
First reported May 12 2014 - Updated May 12 2014 - 1 reports

Wing Commander Cliff Alabaster

was an officer who guided missions against V1 bases and battle cruisers but fell prey to friendly fire over Dorset Wing Commander Cliff Alabaster, who has died aged 95, was a highly decorated bomber captain who flew more than 100 raids with RAF Bomber ... [Published Telegraph - May 12 2014]

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"The kit had actual miniature rubber tyres. Even the pilot's figure came in pieces, " he says, his face lighting up at the memory. "The F-14 had a swing wing and an elaborate mechanism to permit movement. It was massive for a model, probably two-feet long or slightly more and was heavy" he reveals
After completing a further 30 operations, Alabaster was awarded the DSO. The citation noted "his fearlessness and skill have been an important factor in the many successes obtained. He is a most excellent Flight Commander" . Finally, his repeated requests to train as a pilot were granted and he completed his training in May 1944 when, at Bennett’s insistence, he returned...
"It is only expected that the new leadership of the Chamber will improve on the achievements of the past leadership and further strengthen the existing business and bilateral bond between the two countries to the mutual benefits of both countries" he stated

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