Feature – Flying Along With a SOFIA Mission

The SOFIA airborne telescope provides a unique capability to observe the heavens.  Charles Mason was able to see the aircraft up close and personal on two occasions with the media event held at Stuttgart and to participate in a mission from Palmdale.  In this feature for Global Aviation Resource, Charles details the history of the programme and describes the mission experience.

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Aviation Event – Sea King HAR3 Return to Flight

Historic Helicopters has been busy returning Westland helicopters to flight.  Following on from the Whirlwind and the Wessex, today an ex-RAF Sea King HAR3 joined the fleet in the air.  Kevin Wills was there and provided some video and photos of the flight for GAR.

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Aviation Event – Boeing 777X First Flight

The Boeing 777X has finally undertaken its first flight from Paine Field in Everett Washington and this delayed event will signal the start of a long-awaited the flight test campaign. Rob Edgcumbe reports on the process to get the 777X programme this far, with pictures from Jake Welty and Rob Edgcumbe.

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