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    Dear all

    For those of you with nothing to do at lunch might want to cast an eye over these pages as they have been now been fully updated to cover all the years 1909 - 2004.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/index.html

    To say there is plenty of reading is a bit of an understatement!!

    Have fun as I know I will.

    Kind regards
    Pierre

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    Amrit guided me to these pages a few month ago, and I have to say that in some cases I have found a goldmine of information.

    Mikkel
    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
    fb.me/britainsvictorydenmarksfreedom
    danishww2pilots.dk - a resource on Danish aircrew during the Second World War

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    Thanks for flagging this up Pierre. The last time I looked at the Flight mag archives, only a week or two ago, they hadn't got 1941-1945 on there yet.

    Glad to see they're now available; there are some real goodies in there.

    Ian

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    I too was there very recently, didn't see anything new.

    "Gooooooodyyyyyy, Goody Goody Yum-Yum."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre Renier View Post
    Dear all

    For those of you with nothing to do at lunch might want to cast an eye over these pages as they have been now been fully updated to cover all the years 1909 - 2004.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/index.html

    To say there is plenty of reading is a bit of an understatement!!

    Have fun as I know I will.

    Kind regards
    Pierre
    Hi Pierre,
    Many thanks indeed for the information on the updates,
    I have waited ages for this..
    I need a bigger hard drive.......................
    Maybe we will see lower prices on e bay now ?
    cheers
    Jerry ( for whom christmas has come early ..........)

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    Thanks for the link to the Flight pages.

    I recently was able to read a few issuses of original copies of Flight from the 1920 30 and 40's period.

    these had the Boulton Paul turrets the Rolls Royce seaplane engines and a reference to Napier that I cant rember. Also had a good complete profile of a German bomber.
    Regards Scott McIntosh

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    It's been a long time since anyone added to this thread, but I'm becoming increasingly frustrated with the Flight archives - or perhaps it's just me.

    When the archive first came online I found that if a particular word was entered in the search box, then the spread of hits was across a reasonable time frame. However since the archive was expanded the balance of hits is in modern time. Thus, whereas 'CFS' used to give some WW1 hits, most are now post 1960-70.

    An archive is only good if it provides either a complete list of hits (not just the current maximum of 100 taken at random and unevenly balanced), or if one can fine-tune the time-frame, or one can use a combination of words (or at least two). Taking my example above has anyone discovered a way of restricting the search for CFS to, say, 1912-1920?

    My problem is that hits I've had previously no longer appear -does anyone else have the same problem?

    Brian

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