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Aeroplane meets... Shuttleworth chief pilot Paul Stone

The Shuttleworth Collection’s chief pilot holds a unique place in historic aviation — and the current incumbent, an ex-Sea Harrier man and test pilot, brings a wealth of experience

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A jumbo farewell: Flying on Lufthansa’s 747-400s

As Wilbur Sargunaraj makes an important trip home, he uses the opportunity to take one last flight on his beloved Boeing 747-400.

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What makes the 747-8 the ultimate Jumbo?

The age of the Jumbo jet began more than 50 years ago when Boeing launched the 747. As the final aircraft nears delivery, Bruce Hales-Dutton details the latest, and now last-ever, variant.

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Cathay Pacific: Where the Boeing 747 is still flying high

As Boeing prepares to deliver its last 747 airliner, we caught up with Mark Hoey, general manager for operations at Cathay Pacific and former 747 chief pilot, to reflect on the iconic jet...

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Joe Sutter: the man who designed the Boeing 747

A tribute to Joseph ‘Joe’ Sutter, the ‘father’ of the 747 from a 2021 special publication on the Jumbo.

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How's one of the world's most fascinating Spitfire restorations progressing?

A primary aim in returning Spitfire PRIV AA810 to flying condition is to pay tribute to the RAF’s photo-reconnaissance squadrons — and to do so with a meticulous rebuild of this very rare machine

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The remarkable story of Iran Air and its Boeing 747s

In the March 2014 issue of Airliner World, Babak Taghvaee chronicled the illustrious but often turbulent history of Iran Air’s Boeing 747s. 

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Inside all-Boeing 747 airline Cargolux

James Ronayne visited Cargolux to learn about the carrier’s operations and his article appeared in the November 2015 issue of Aviation News.

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Inside the cockpit flying 747 Hajj flights from Baghdad – part 2

In the April 2011 issue of Airliner World Captain Alan Carter concluded recounting his day’s task of flying pilgrims from Baghdad to Madinah and back.

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Baltic Defenders: Policing NATO skies with the Italian Air Force

AirForces Monthly spent time with Italian Air Force Eurofighters as they took up the mission of safeguarding NATO's skies over the Baltic region