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Fairey Aviation
The Fairey Aviation Company
Fairey Aviation Company
Limited was a British aircraft manufacturer of the first half of the 20th century based in Hayes in Middlesex and Heaton Chapel
Heaton Chapel
and RAF Ringway
RAF Ringway
in Lancashire. Notable for the design of a number of important military aircraft, including the Fairey III
Fairey III
family, the Swordfish, Firefly, and Gannet, it had a strong presence in the supply of naval aircraft, and also built bombers for the RAF. After World War II the company diversified into mechanical engineering and boat-building. The aircraft manufacturing arm was taken over by Westland Aircraft
Westland Aircraft
in 1960
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Missile
In modern language, a missile is a self-propelled system, as opposed to an unguided self-propelled munition, referred to as a rocket (although these too can also be guided). Missiles have four system components: targeting or missile guidance, flight system, engine, and warhead. Missiles come in types adapted for different purposes: surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missiles (ballistic, cruise, anti-ship, anti-tank, etc.), surface-to-air missiles (and anti-ballistic), air-to-air missiles, and anti-satellite weapons
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Aircraft
An aircraft is a machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the air. It counters the force of gravity by using either static lift or by using the dynamic lift of an airfoil,[1] or in a few cases the downward thrust from jet engines. Common examples of aircraft include airplanes, helicopters, airships (including blimps), gliders, and hot air balloons.[2] The human activity that surrounds aircraft is called aviation
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Seaplane
A seaplane is a powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing (alighting) on water.[1] Seaplanes that can also take off and land on airfields are in a subclass called amphibious aircraft. Seaplanes and amphibians are usually divided into two categories based on their technological characteristics: floatplanes and flying boats; the latter are generally far larger and can carry far more. These aircraft were sometimes called hydroplanes,[2] but currently this term applies instead to motor-powered watercraft that use the technique of hydrodynamic lift to skim the surface of water when running at speed.[1] Their use gradually tailed off after World War II, partially because of the investments in airports during the war
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Babcock International
Babcock International
Babcock International
Group plc is a British multinational corporation headquartered in the United Kingdom, that specialise in support services managing complex assets and infrastructure in safety- and mission-critical environments. Although the company has civil contracts, its main business is with public bodies, particularly the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Ministry of Defence and Network Rail. The company has four operating divisions with overseas operations based in Africa, North America and Australia
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Westland Wasp
The Westland Wasp
Westland Wasp
was a small 1960s British turbine powered, shipboard anti-submarine helicopter. Produced by Westland Helicopters, it came from the same P.531 programme as the British Army
British Army
Westland Scout, and was based on the earlier piston-engined Saunders-Roe Skeeter
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Stockport
Stockport
Stockport
/ˈstɒkpɔːrt/ is a large town in Greater Manchester, England, 7 miles (11 km) south-east of Manchester
Manchester
city centre, where the River Goyt
River Goyt
and Tame merge to create the River Mersey. The town is the largest settlement in the metropolitan borough of the same name. Historically, most of the town was in Cheshire, but the area to the north of the Mersey was in Lancashire. Stockport
Stockport
in the 16th century was a small town entirely on the south bank of the Mersey, and known for the cultivation of hemp and manufacture of rope. In the 18th century the town had one of the first mechanised silk factories in the British Isles. However, Stockport's predominant industries of the 19th century were the cotton and allied industries
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Sylvanus Albert Reed
Sylvanus Albert Reed (8 April 1854 – 1 October 1935) was an American aerospace engineer who developed the modern metal aircraft propeller.Contents1 Early life and career 2 Later career 3 References 4 External linksEarly life and career[edit] Reed Graduated from Columbia University
Columbia University
in 1874.[1] He worked as an engineer specializing in electrical signals for railroad safety until retirement in 1912.[2] Later career[edit] In 1915 Reed experimented with metal propellers using a 10 hp electric engine driving propellers up to 19,000 rpm. He researched propeller shapes and materials that could withstand tip speed up to Mach 1.35. In 1920 He was encouraged by the local police to move his experiments from his attic and rented a shop at the Curtiss aircraft company's Garden City factory. He invented the Reed Metal Propeller, testing it in August 1921 on a Curtiss K-6 powered Standard
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Barton Aerodrome
City Airport
Airport
(ICAO: EGCB) is a general aviation airport in the Barton-upon-Irwell
Barton-upon-Irwell
area of Eccles, in the City of Salford, Greater Manchester, England. Formerly known as Barton Aerodrome and City Airport
Airport
Manchester, it is known by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as Manchester/Barton. It is situated 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) west of Manchester
Manchester
and was the United Kingdom's first purpose-built municipal airport. It features four grass runways. The airfield operates seven days a week, from 9 am (8.15am winter) until 8pm or sunset (whichever earlier) for fixed-wing aircraft
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Ministry Of Defence (United Kingdom)
The Ministry of Defence (MoD or MOD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. The MOD states that its principal objectives are to defend the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its interests and to strengthen international peace and stability.[3] With the collapse of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and the end of the Cold War, the MOD does not foresee any short-term conventional military threat; rather, it ha
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Manchester Airport
Manchester
Manchester
Airport (IATA: MAN, ICAO: EGCC) is an international airport in Ringway, Manchester, England, 7.5 nautical miles (13.9 km; 8.6 mi) south-west of Manchester
Manchester
city centre.[2][4] In 2016, it was the third busiest airport in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in terms of passenger numbers.[3][5] The airport comprises three passenger terminals and a goods terminal, and is the only airport in the UK other than London Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport
to operate two runways over 3,280 yd (2,999 m) in length. Manchester
Manchester
Airport covers an area of 560 hectares (1,400 acres) and has flights to 199 destinations, placing the airport thirteenth globally for total destinations served.[6] Officially opened on 25 June 1938,[7] it was initially known as Ringway Airport
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Sopwith Baby
The Sopwith Baby
Sopwith Baby
was a British single-seat tractor seaplane used by the Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Naval Air Service
(RNAS) from 1915.Contents1 Development and design 2 Operational history 3 Surviving aircraft 4 Operators 5 Specifications 6 See also 7 References7.1 Notes 7.2 Footnotes 7.3 BibliographyDevelopment and design[edit] The Baby (also known as the Admiralty
Admiralty
8200 Type) was a development of the two-seat Sopwith Schneider. Although the Schneider had won the Schneider trophy
Schneider trophy
in 1914, the RNAS did not place a formal order until January 1915. Sopwith's initial production version of the Baby differed little from the Schneider Trophy winner.[2] The Baby utilized a wooden structure with fabric covering
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De Havilland
De Havilland
De Havilland
Aircraft Company Limited /dəˈhævɪlənd/ was a British aviation manufacturer established in late 1920 by Geoffrey de Havilland at Stag Lane Aerodrome
Stag Lane Aerodrome
Edgware
Edgware
on the outskirts of north London. Operations were later moved to Hatfield in Hertfordshire. Known for its innovation, de Havilland were responsible for a number of important aircraft, including the Moth biplane which revolutionised general aviation in the 1920s, the 1930s Fox Moth, the first commercial transport able to operate without government subsidy,[citation needed] the wooden World War II Mosquito light bomber, and the passenger jet service pioneering Comet. The De Havilland
De Havilland
company became a member of the Hawker Siddeley
Hawker Siddeley
group in 1960, but lost its separate identity in 1963
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Flight Magazine
Flight International (or simply Flight) is a weekly magazine focused on aerospace, published in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1909 as "A Journal devoted to the Interests, Practice, and Progress of Aerial Locomotion and Transport",[1] it is the world's oldest continuously published aviation news magazine.[2] Flight International is published by Reed Business Information.[3] Competitors include Jane's Information Group and Aviation Week. Former editors of, and contributors to, Flight include Bill Gunston and John W. R
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White Waltham Airfield
White Waltham
White Waltham
Airfield
Airfield
(ICAO: EGLM) is an operational general aviation aerodrome located at White Waltham, 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) southwest of Maidenhead,[1] in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Maidenhead
in Berkshire, England. This large grass airfield is best known for its association with the Air Transport Auxiliary from 1940-1945 and also has a significant history of pre-war flying training, war-time and post-war RAF use and post-war use as flight test centre by the Fairey and Westland aircraft companies. In the mid 1950s it was HQ RAF Home Command
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Airco
The Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited (Airco) was a British aircraft manufacturer operating from 1912 to 1920. Airco
Airco
produced thousands of aircraft for the British military during the First World War, most of which were designed by their chief designer, Geoffrey de Havilland. Advertised in 1918 as the largest aircraft company in the world, Airco
Airco
established the first airline in the United Kingdom, Aircraft Transport and Travel
Aircraft Transport and Travel
Limited, as a subsidiary
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