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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 9th October, 1913: Pilots are trying new stunts almost daily. One has just carried nine passengers on a biplane at Hendon, while others perform the impossible with the loop-the-loop. Thousands watched a French pilot, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 6th October, 1908: Wilbur Wright topped a series of record-breaking flights today by staying aloft more than an hour with a passenger and won himself a $100,000 patent rights deal with a French group … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 5th June, 1973 : Tragedy struck at the Paris International Air Show yesterday when the main attraction, a Russian Tupolev-144 supersonic airliner, exploded in mid-air, killing its six crew immediately. Nine more were … Continue reading

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november memories / 16

┬áNOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 16th November, 1920 : It may change the face of travel in remote stretches of northern Australia, or it may just prove an agreeable diversion for country people, but the partnership behind Queensland and … Continue reading

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august memories / 23

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd August, 1949 : The United States and Britain are both vying to keep ahead in aviation, with new military and civil aircraft pushing for the heights and speeds never before dreamt of. The … Continue reading

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june memories / 18

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th June, 1928 : An American woman brought her seaplane down in a South Wales estuary and so became the first woman to fly the Atlantic. Miss Amelia Earhart, 29 left Newfoundland at 2.51 … Continue reading

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