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Amy Johnson was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, which she achieved at the age of 26. Her flying career began in 1928 and other triumphs included becoming the first female ground engineer licensed by the Air Ministry.


Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑrt/ air-hart; July 24, 1897 – disappeared 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. She was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. During a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.


The Boeing 777, the world's largest twin-jet airliner, featuring the most powerful jet-engine of any Earth-bound aircraft, Boeing's 1st fly-by-wire jetliner and the 1st commercial aircraft fully defined using CAD. The current lead derivative 777 is the stunning -300ER, which entered service ahead of spec following a development phase characterized by impressive gains in performance and record-breaking flights, including one-engine inoperable ETOPs flight duration, and MTOW for a twin-jet…


Concorde lands before dusk at Heathrow. Each day Concorde left Heathrow for New York disrupting life all along its flight path as people stopped to look.


Chestnut-cheeked Starling or Violet-backed Starling or Red-cheeked Starling; or Japanese Small Starling or Red-cheeked Myna(Sturnus philippensis). Breeds on south Sakhalin Island (Russia), northern Japan and several small islands in the Sea of Japan (like Askold Island, off Vladivostok). Winters on Ryukyu Islands (Japan), the Philippines and northern Borneo. Fairly common in Japan, uncommon in other parts.

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Did you know that the highest number of wrens recorded roosting in one nestbox is a whopping 61! #homesfornature

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Look out, he's behind you! Eight-ton orca leaps 15ft into the air to finally capture dolphin he wanted for dinner after two-hour chase

Astonishing: These photographs record the final act of a chase that lasted two hours