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Background imageAircraft Collection: Manchester Airport 35014_005

Manchester Airport 35014_005
Manchester Airport, Manchester, 2021

Background imageAircraft Collection: Farnborough Air Show, 1952 EAW046639

Farnborough Air Show, 1952 EAW046639
Various aircraft on display in the Static Park for the Farnborough Air Show, 5th September 1952. Farnborough, Hampshire

Background imageAircraft Collection: Wroughton, Wiltshire US_7PH_GP_LOC209_V_5004

Wroughton, Wiltshire US_7PH_GP_LOC209_V_5004
WROUGHTON, Wiltshire. This vertical photograph (taken in 1944 by the US Army Air Force) shows Barbury Castle hillfort, RAF Wroughton (centre), and the village of Wroughton

Background imageAircraft Collection: Aerial photography 1919 AFL03_aerofilms_c12930

Aerial photography 1919 AFL03_aerofilms_c12930
" Wills, Shaw and Friese-Greene Ready to Film". A publicity shot for the foundation of the Aerofilms aerial photography company taken at the London Aerodrome, Hendon

Background imageAircraft Collection: Balloonists CVS01_01_023

Balloonists CVS01_01_023
Tales of balloon flight. Intrepid balloonists Cecil Shadbolt (left) and Captain William Dale (right) posed in the basket of a gas balloon

Background imageAircraft Collection: Bristol Brabazon JLP01_08_070272

Bristol Brabazon JLP01_08_070272
FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. The Bristol Brabazon G-AGPW on the runway at Filton Airfield. The first prototype of the Bristol Brabazon, designed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company

Background imageAircraft Collection: Vulcan 20914_015

Vulcan 20914_015
Last flying Vulcan bomber taking off from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Photographed from the air in July 2009. The Vulcan, designed by Avro and later manufactured by Hawker Siddeley

Background imageAircraft Collection: Vulcan 20914_013

Vulcan 20914_013
Last flying Vulcan bomber taking off from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Photographed from the air in July 2009. The Vulcan, designed by Avro and later manufactured by Hawker Siddeley

Background imageAircraft Collection: Ballooning CVS01_01_019

Ballooning CVS01_01_019
Tales of balloon flight. A smartly dressed group has gathered to pose for a photograph with a near-inflated balloon. Cecil Shadbolt is pictured standing third from the right, wearing a bowler hat

Background imageAircraft Collection: ballooning CVS01_01_041

ballooning CVS01_01_041
A hand-coloured lantern slide showing Shadbolts balloon Reliance taking off from the grounds of Alexandra Palace, with large crowds watching. A second balloon is preparing for launch

Background imageAircraft Collection: Balloons and ballooning CVS01_01_001

Balloons and ballooning CVS01_01_001
Balloons and Ballooning - Upward and Onward. Title slide for a lantern slide show. From the Cecil Victor Shadbolt collection of lantern slides dating from 1882-1892

Background imageAircraft Collection: Red Arrows over Birmingham International JLP01_10_16460

Red Arrows over Birmingham International JLP01_10_16460
Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, Birmingham, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands. A Hawker Siddenley Andover aircraft on the runway at Birmingham International Airport

Background imageAircraft Collection: Belvedere helicopter JLP01_08_062441c

Belvedere helicopter JLP01_08_062441c
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. RAF Belvedere helicopter hovering above tarmac just to the north of Coventry Cathedral

Background imageAircraft Collection: Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062441b

Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062441b
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. Looking from the roof of Coventry Cathedral towards a RAF Belvedere helicopter parked on the tarmac below

Background imageAircraft Collection: Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062436

Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062436
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. A group of RAF staff on the roof of Coventry Cathedral watching a RAF Belvedere helicopter making an approach towards the cathedral

Background imageAircraft Collection: RAF centenary flypast DP221356

RAF centenary flypast DP221356
KINGS CROSS, CAMDEN, GREATER LONDON, 2018. Kings Cross, Camden, Greater London. General view of the London skyline, looking south-east from north-west of Kings Cross railway station and The Granary

Background imageAircraft Collection: Flying Boat JRU01_01_109

Flying Boat JRU01_01_109
TOWER BRIDGE, TOWER HILL, TOWER HAMLETS, GREATER LONDON. A Short Sunderland flying boat on the River Thames at Tower Bridge, with the bridge in the background, during the Battle of Britain Week

Background imageAircraft Collection: Armstrong Whitworth AW650 Argosy BAR03_01_506

Armstrong Whitworth AW650 Argosy BAR03_01_506
The nose cone, cockpit and port side of an Armstrong Whitworth AW650 Argosy on display at the Farnborough Airshow at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, September 1960

Background imageAircraft Collection: Stow Maries Airfield DP217226

Stow Maries Airfield DP217226
Stow Maries Airfield, Stow Maries, near Maldon, Essex. View from airfield looking towards Pilots Ready Room with a scale replica SE5A biplane in foreground

Background imageAircraft Collection: Luton Airport 26856_028

Luton Airport 26856_028
London Luton International Airport, Luton, Bedfordshire, 2010

Background imageAircraft Collection: Spitfire in flight 33889_058

Spitfire in flight 33889_058
A two seat Spitfire in flight near Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex, 2020

Background imageAircraft Collection: Spitfire in flight 33889_057

Spitfire in flight 33889_057
A two seat Spitfire in flight near Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex, 2020

Background imageAircraft Collection: Flight plan JLP01_08_051517

Flight plan JLP01_08_051517
Sports Ground, Elstree, Elstree and Borehamwood, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire. John Michie and a helicopter pilot deciding on a route to take back to the London to Yorkshire Motorway (the M1)

Background imageAircraft Collection: Rescue helicopter JLP01_20_021_17_08

Rescue helicopter JLP01_20_021_17_08
A RAF Rescue helicopter hovering over the Second Severn Crossing construction site during an emergency rescue exercise. This photograph is from a batch appearing to show an emergency rescue exercise

Background imageAircraft Collection: Canadian inspection JLP01_08_054611

Canadian inspection JLP01_08_054611
P. A. Gaglardi, the Minister of Highways for British Columbia, climbing into a helicopter for a tour of the London to Yorkshire Motorway (the M1)

Background imageAircraft Collection: Helicopter flight JLP01_08_053536

Helicopter flight JLP01_08_053536
Artist Terence Cuneo in a BEA helicopter, ready for a flight over the London to Yorkshire Motorway in preparation for a painting

Background imageAircraft Collection: Aerial inspection JLP01_08_051585

Aerial inspection JLP01_08_051585
A helicopter taking off from Project C Office to inspect progress in the construction of the M1, the London to Yorkshire Motorway. The helicopter flight was to inspect progress on the motorway

Background imageAircraft Collection: Pipeline JLP01_10_03787

Pipeline JLP01_10_03787
CUMBRIA. A helicopter flying over a row of Caterpillar pipelayers during the installation of the Brampton pipeline. In 1975

Background imageAircraft Collection: Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062441a

Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062441a
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. Looking up from the ruins of the old Coventry Cathedral towards a RAF Belvedere helicopter lowering the 80ft bronze spire on to the roof of the new

Background imageAircraft Collection: Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062439

Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062439
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. A view over Coventry Cathedral from the tower of the old cathedral, showing a RAF Belvedere helicopter lowering the 80ft bronze spire on to the roof

Background imageAircraft Collection: Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062432

Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062432
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. Looking up at a RAF Belvedere helicopter in the process of lowering the 80ft bronze spire on to the roof of Coventry Cathedral

Background imageAircraft Collection: Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062429

Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062429
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. A view looking north from the roof of Coventry Cathedral, showing a RAF Belvedere helicopter attempting to hoist the 80ft bronze spire for the new

Background imageAircraft Collection: Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062419

Operation Rich Man JLP01_08_062419
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. A RAF Belvedere helicopter lowering the 80ft bronze spire on to the roof of Coventry Cathedral

Background imageAircraft Collection: Seaplane Station 28837_011

Seaplane Station 28837_011
Seaton Carew II Seaplane Station, Hartlepool, 2015. NZ5326

Background imageAircraft Collection: Yorkshire Air Museum 28961_013

Yorkshire Air Museum 28961_013
Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York, 2017. The Yorkshire Air Museum is on the site of former RAF Elvington, a World War Two airfield. SE6748

Background imageAircraft Collection: Lysander in flight RAF_58A_50_1_O_502

Lysander in flight RAF_58A_50_1_O_502
A Westland Lysander in flight near York. Photographed by the RAF in August 1940. First used as an aerial observation post for the army, the Lysander was later used for operations behind enemy lines

Background imageAircraft Collection: Aerial photography 24511_003

Aerial photography 24511_003
Down Ampney, Gloucestershire. An aerial photography training flight over a rectangular double-ditched enclosure. Part of an aerial photography course to help spot

Background imageAircraft Collection: Vulcan 20914_002

Vulcan 20914_002
Last flying Vulcan bomber taking off from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Photographed from the air in July 2009. The Vulcan, designed by Avro and later manufactured by Hawker Siddeley

Background imageAircraft Collection: Handley Page O-type biplane CC025293

Handley Page O-type biplane CC025293
A Handley Page O-type biplane in a field, Horndean, Hampshire. These aircraft saw service during the First World War, initially with the Royal Naval Air Service to operate against shipping in

Background imageAircraft Collection: First manned hydrogen balloon CVS01_01_015

First manned hydrogen balloon CVS01_01_015
Tales of balloon flight. A hand-coloured engraving of a balloon ascending above a large crowd. This engraving may depict the first manned hydrogen balloon flight by Jacques Charles

Background imageAircraft Collection: Percival P-50 Prince 2 EAW028258

Percival P-50 Prince 2 EAW028258
Percival P-50 Prince 2 G-ALWH in flight, Falconwood, Bromley, 27th March 1950. This image has been produced from a print

Background imageAircraft Collection: Manchester Ringway Airport DAC01_01_008

Manchester Ringway Airport DAC01_01_008
Manchester Ringway Airport. The opening ceremony in 1938. This image shows dignitaries examining the brand new state of the art airport facilities

Background imageAircraft Collection: Crashed aircraft EAW014625

Crashed aircraft EAW014625
The wreckage of a Douglas Invader A-26B light bomber at Warton Bank, Lancashire. Photographed by Aerofilms on 21st April 1948. This plane crashed on 29th November 1944 shortly after take-off

Background imageAircraft Collection: Aircraft Museum 29111_048

Aircraft Museum 29111_048
De Havilland Aircraft Museum at Salisbury Hall, Hertfordshire, 2014

Background imageAircraft Collection: Flying Boat EAW002991

Flying Boat EAW002991
Short S.26 seaplane Golden Hind (G-AFCI) at anchor in Poole Harbour, Dorset. The first of three S.26 G-Class flying-boats built by Short Brothers at Rochester and first flown on the 21st July 1939

Background imageAircraft Collection: Vulcan 20914_003

Vulcan 20914_003
Last flying Vulcan bomber taking off from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Photographed from the air in July 2009. The Vulcan, designed by Avro and later manufactured by Hawker Siddeley

Background imageAircraft Collection: Ballooning CVS01_01_014

Ballooning CVS01_01_014
Tales of balloon flight. A hand-coloured engraving of French photographer Nadaras balloon aLe Geanta, following a crash landing

Background imageAircraft Collection: Worlds first hydrogen balloon CVS01_01_010

Worlds first hydrogen balloon CVS01_01_010
Tales of balloon flight. This unmanned balloon, Le Globe was launched by Jacques Charles and the Robert brothers on the Champ de Mars, Paris, on 27th August 1783



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