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Very few, it seems, even though this remarkable inventor paved the way for the Wright Brothers and all the aviators who followed. If it had not been for Sir George's pioneering work, the Wright brothers may not have got off the ground. Cayley is the man described by aviation experts as the father of aeronautics. He designed his first aircraft as long ago as 1799, and by the middle of the 19th Century, he was building and flying...

2003-07-05

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Police have arrested two women after they tried to take the body of a dead relative on to a plane at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

2010-04-06

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Flightradar24.com shows live aircraft traffic in the airspace above Europe.
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In a future world without aeroplanes, children would gather at the feet of old men, and hear extraordinary tales of a mythic time when vast and complicated machines the size of several houses used to take to the skies and fly high over the Himalayas and the Tasman Sea.

2010-04-17

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A team of amateur British space enthusiasts has achieved a world first by sending a paper plane into space. The plane, made of paper straws and covered in paper, was launched in Spain using a helium balloon. A camera on the plane's wing captured dramatic images as it flew back down through the earth's atmosphere. The plane eventually landed 25 miles (40km) away from its launch site in a wood and only suffered a small hole in the...

2010-11-11

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