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Heli-Expo 2018: From zero to H160 in 24 weeks

Airbus Helicopters has renewed its commitment to beat the Dauphin’s 22-week final assembly process to a mere seven weeks with the company’s soon-to-be certified H160. Three H160 prototypes and ten pre-series (PS) aircraft are planned, the latter aircraft will spend no longer than 24 weeks on the assembly line, before being …

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SCOTTISH WAR BLINDED’S “VERY OWN JAMES BOND” TAKES TO SLOPES

Sight loss has proved no barrier to an adventure-packed life for nonagenarian, Gordon Mills. After trying his hand at air ballooning, paragliding and abseiling, the 96-year-old stepped up to a new challenge at the Midlothian Snowsports Centre — learning how to ski. “It was a little harder than I imagined …

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Paraglider who died at Mauao had won NZ reality TV show Our First Home

A young paraglider who died after crashing on Mt Maunganui at the weekend was set to marry his fiancee in a few months. Joshua Graeme Tingey was smiling and happy just moments before he struck rock on Mauao while on his second flight during the Bay of Plenty Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club’s dress-up and spot-landing day on …

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Plane lands on California highway median and no one injured

Authorities say a small plane has landed on the median of a Northern California highway but that no injuries have been reported. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the pilot reported engine trouble before bringing the plane down Sunday on a grassy strip dividing State Route 101 in Santa …

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