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Short Brothers…the forgotten trailblazers

Short Brothers

Short Brothers…the forgotten tra

Innovative designers through the years

Ask any man in the street to name a famous UK aircraft manufacturer and you will hear Vickers, de Havilland, Avro or Handley Page mentioned. You would be very unlikely to hear the name Shorts. However, this company was making balloons in 1897, became Short Brothers in 1908 and continued in the aviation business achieving many firsts until bought by Bombardier in 1989. In 1897 two brothers Eustace and Oswald Short, both living in Sussex, took a ride in a coal gas filled balloon....

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Comet 360 Pano

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Britannia 360 pano

Click on image below to enter the Britannia 360-degree flight deck tour.    

All in a lifetime
Alcock & Brown

100 years on the 15th June 1919 the Vickers Vimy of Alcock and Brown 'landed' in Ireland to complete...

First of the Many
First of the Many

  On 13th June 1965 the prototype Britten Norman BN2 Islander G-ATCT took off from the grass airstrip...

Breitling Formation
Breitling team

Breitling team in formation A great display. Fantastic picture! Photo Charles Butler

Trident and VC10
Boarding

A great day out! It’s always busy and DAS volunteers work hard but showing the public the result...

A busy day boarding
Herald

Boarding now! Sales of Boarding Passes were brisk. The British Airliner Collection aircraft welcomed visitors...

Stearmans in formation
Aero Super Batics Stearmans

Hold on tight! Aero Super Batics gave an astonishing display of skill, bravery and elegance. Photo Charles Butler

Sally B fires up!
B17 Sally B

Sally B fires up The Boeing B-17G starts up in a cloud of smoke ready for her display. A firm favourite...

Viscount in the Sun
Viscount

The oldest surviving Viscount shows off her new paintwork Seen outside in the sunshine, no one would guess...

Apache
Apache

Fire! An exciting display by the Attack Helicopter Display team (AHDT)  featuring an Apache AH1 gave...

Tiger 9 in Formation
Tiger 9 Team

Bi-planes in formation In an impressive display on a gusty day, the Tiger 9 Formation team showed just...

Concorde Nose Lowering
Concorde nose

Concorde’s ever-popular nose lowering drew a large crowd at the Air Show. Restored to full working...

Back in the hot seat
Concorde crew

Ex- Concorde crew Captain Andy Mills, Flying Officer John Tye and Flight Engineer Ian Radford, visited 101...

Nellie steps up
AEC Militant

A wet Sunday saw the dedicated DAS crew shifting the Trident into the Conservation Hall for repainting. On...

50 Glorious Years

Back in March 1969 - the second of March to be precise - test pilot André Turcat gathered...

Viscount Repaint
Our Viscount moves out for her new coat of paint

It’s always exciting to see one of the British Airliner Collection aircraft moving down the runway...

Berlin Airlift Exhibition

In 1948/9 the York was one of a fleet of Allied aircraft which delivered the largest humanitarian airlift...

Emotional Reunion
Barbara Halbert and the Comet meet again after sixty years

Barbara Halbert made a special trip from her home in Guernsey to be aboard her beloved Comet 4 to celebrate...

Happy 50th
BAC 1-11 on the tarmac at Heathrow

Our BAC 1-11 first flew exactly 50 years ago today on 29 January 1969 and still looks as good as new thanks...

124m Air Miles
Avro York in Hangar

That was the total distance flown by allied aircraft 70 years ago during the 15 months of operations known...

 
Concorde app

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Our new virtual tour of Concorde, both inside and out, is available now on the Apple Store or Google Play.

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Dates for your diary

September

Saturday

19

2020

Battle of Britain Air Show Day 1

RAF Duxford, now part of Imperial War Museums, has been part of the RAF story for over 100 years. We are proud to be an official partner for the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show,... more >

 
September

Sunday

20

2020

Battle of Britain Air Show Day 2

RAF Duxford, now part of Imperial War Museums, has been part of the RAF story for 100 years. We are proud to be an official partner for the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, bringing to... more >

 

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Spitfire Mk XIV

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Aviation Magazines list 2

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de Havilland Comet 4 G-APDB

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