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Eurocopter TH Photo by Photographer Leszek Kobusinski

Captain Joan Hughes (1944).   By the time she was 22, Joan Hughes, one of the first and the youngest to join - she had started flying at 15 - had clocked up 600 hours ferrying everything from light trainers to heavy four-engine bombers. Hughes used her skills after the war teaching airline pilots and in 1965 starred in the film Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines flying a replica of a 1909 Demoiselle. She died in 1992, aged 74, with 11,800 hours in her logbook...

Silk stocking and Spitfires: The dark reality of the girls who flew dangerous wartime missions

"Captain Joan Hughes prepares to start up a Hudson in September That is Captain. WWII opened many doors for women. They where promptly shut after the war. But the women remembered that they had done "men's work", and done it very well.

Red Arrows and British Airways' A380 at the Royal International Air Tattoo

Pointing the way to the future of air travel: BA's giant A380 superjumbo leads perfect formation of Red Arrows as they appear at Royal Air Tattoo

The British Airways Airbus made its debut at the Royal International Air Tattoo yesterday as it took to the skies with the Red Arrows above RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

Video re: early flight

Science Week 10 and 11: Floating and Sinking and Flying

Brilliant footage shows the first attempts of flight - brave guys for sure

Farman flying machine, in

oisin-Farman I On Jan. French aviator Henri Farman won the Grand Prix d’Aviation for the first circular flight of more than 1 km mile).

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1947~Howard Hughes Built the Largest Flying Boat in the World, THE SPRUCE GOOSE. Stated by Hughes, "If the Plane Doesn't Make It, I'll Probably Leave the Country & Never Come Back, and I Mean It"....Oh Howard...You Were a Genius, A Million/Billionaire, and Weren't Afraid to TRY Anything Once!

Howard Hughes pilots his huge wooden flying boat, known as the "Spruce Goose," for the first and last time over Long Beach Harbor in California. The flight lasts for only a minute.

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