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“Flying an aeroplane in combat should be automatic. The mind must be free to think what to do. It must never be clouded with any thought on how it should be done.” - Tom Pattle
Which are the oldest airlines in the world still in operation?
In his book ‘Fight for the Sky’, Battle of Britain ace Douglas Bader described the siege of Malta as a fight for the key to the Mediterranean. “From June 1940 to November 1942, the island had 3 215 air raid warnings: an average of one every seven hours for two and a half years,” wrote Bader. That was the setting for the legend of ‘Faith’, ‘Hope’ and ‘Charity.’
Africa’s second largest country has an interesting but tragic history. This is a brief look at an unlikely air force which was formed in dire circumstances.
Twin-boom transport aircraft may be virtually extinct in our modern times, but not so long ago, they were a fairly common sight around the world. These aircraft benefitted from easy access for cargo, through large doors which were unobstructed by tail assemblies.