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Big Boy Rolls Again

On Tuesday night, the world’s largest steam locomotive, Union Pacific’s Big Boy No. X4014, returned to life¹, and yesterday it made its first test run in preparation for a steam locomotive “race” starting tomorrow. Both of Union Pacific’s historic steam locomotives – Big Boy No. 4014 and...

A Horten Flies Again

The Horten name and flying wing concept was on show last week at the Aero Friedrichshafen show in Germany. Seventy-five years after the Horten brothers designed a flying wing in response to Herman Goering’s demand for a bomber that could carry a 1,000 kg bomb load for...

Pointe du Hoc, Normandy

Pointe du Hoc is the famous cliff promontory at the western edge of Omaha beach, that was heroically scaled and overrun by US Rangers on the morning of D-Day, June 6th 1944. Now it is a battlefield and memorial site. The History D-Day planners were particularly worried...

Robot Car Parking at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick will be the first UK airport to trial robots that valet park passengers’ cars. The airport signed a framework contract with Stanley Robotics on Tuesday, to set up a trial later this year. The trial will run from the second half of 2019 to early 2020...

Army Flying Museum to re-open in April

The Army Flying Museum in Hampshire will be re-opening its doors on the 1st April after a four month, £2.59 million makeover. The museum’s collection, which features fixed & rotary wing Army aircraft from WW1 to the present, is now supplemented with new exhibits, better lighting, a...

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