Apache Helicopters at RAF Leuchars
Capt David Almot (left) and Major Howard Floyd take a close look at one of the Apache attack helicopters at RAF Leuchars due to participate in a flying exercise over Scotland and Northern England to test tactical leadership skills of frontline aircrew. Almost 50 fixed wing and 14 helicopters will take part in the exercise between February 18-28th, 2002. The night operations exercise is being held in Scotland and will hone the leadership skills of the aircrew in a controlled, but realistic night tactical environment. Flying will take place each evening, from Monday to Thursday, for the duration of the exercise, with all low level aerial activity completed by 11pm.
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Concordes maiden commercial flight
Taking off on her maiden commercial flight is Britain's supersonic Concorde, bound for Bahrain. The British Airways plane took off at about the same moment as an Air France Concorde which was inaugurating the first Paris-Rio de Janeiro supersonic service.
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Motor Racing - Australia-Britain Record Flight Attempt - Ron Flockhart
Ron Flockhart, known in motor racing as 'The Flying Scotsman', is travelling to Britain from Australia on a dual mission. Firstly, to marry BOAC air hostess Gillian Tatlow in London in March. Secondly, he is en route to attempt to break the Australia-Britain record for single-engined planes. Flockhart, a keen flier as well as an ace racing driver, will leave for England after competing in the Australian Grand Prix.
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