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Why the Boeing 747 was a huge gamble

The 747 was, quite literally, a huge gamble. Standing six storeys high and 225ft-long, the aptly nicknamed Jumbo Jet dwarfed its rivals and stablemates alike in both size and expense. Airliner World’s Craig West chronicles the development of Boeing’s behemoth.

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British Airways’ 50 years of flying the Boeing 747

Five decades on from Britain’s first order for Boeing 747s, in the September 2016 issue of Aviation News Charles Kennedy looked back at the life and times of the British Airways jumbo fleet.

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An insight into Innsbruck Airport

Innsbruck’s alpine terrain and unpredictable weather can make it one of the most technically demanding airports in Europe. Ahead of a busy winter season, we learn more about the region’s most interesting air gateway.

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Why Melbourne Airport is feeling optimistic...

Chris Frame travels to Melbourne to learn how the Victoria gateway is rising to the challenges of a resurgent travel market.

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AirForces Monthly December 2022

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War Surplus: Belly Tank Racers

Frank Mormillo reports on the War Surplus on Wheels – World War II’s Influence on Hot Rodding exhibition at California's Lyon Air Museum

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A sit down with Widerøe chief executive, Stein Nilsen

After joining the E2 flight deck team, Andreas Spaeth heads down to Oslo to learn more about Widerøe with Stein Nilsen, the airline’s chief executive.

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What is it like to fly a Fairchild PT-26 Cornell?

The PT-26 was the USAAC’s first monoplane trainer and a huge step forward from its ageing biplanes. A limited number remain airworthy – our resident pilot Dave Unwin sampled Bob Tullius’ immaculate Florida-based bird

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From the Cockpit: Onboard the Widerøe Embraer E2

Widerøe was the global launch operator of the Embraer E2 in 2018. Andreas Spaeth takes the jump seat on a flight crossing the Arctic Circle to find out how the jet has settled in at the Norwegian carrier.

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Aviation News December 2022

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