New boating videos released for Broads-wide safety campaign

Broads Authority, Great Yarmouth Yatch Station – August 2020 with Rangers helping customers

Ahead of this year’s tourist season, the Broads Authority and partners have released a new series of videos, to help inform all boat hirers how to stay safe on the Broads.

The new ‘how to’ boating videos are intended for new hirers and new private boat owners to watch before their visit, to help them get the most out of their time on the Broads. Hirers will be emailed a link to the videos before their holiday, to complement the safety handover they receive when they hire a boat. It is hoped that the videos will help to acquaint visitors with their boats and improve handling skills.

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Japan Coast Guard adds two H225s to growing fleet

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Tokyo, 30 March 2021 – Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will expand its fleet with two new H225 helicopters, taking its total Super Puma fleet up to 17, comprising two AS332s and 15 H225s. The largest Super Puma operator in Japan received its tenth H225 in February this year. The new helicopters will join its growing fleet to support territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in the country. 

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Bombardier Marks 50th Global 7500 Aircraft Delivery Milestone

Bombardier Marks 50th Global 7500 Aircraft Delivery Milestone

  • Global 7500 aircraft receiving positive market response for its unparalleled performance, innovative technology, unique cabin design and the smoothest ride
  • Global 7500 aircraft deliveries reaching steady run-rate as the company continues to swiftly progress through the program’s learning curve
  • Global 7500 in-service fleet demonstrating outstanding dispatch reliability rate of 99,7%
  • Global 7500 aircraft is the first business jet to have a third-party verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

MONTREAL, March 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier announced today that it delivered the 50th Global 7500 aircraft. The milestone delivery was achieved as production of the industry flagship continues to mature, and as the aircraft’s in-service performance continues to deliver very high levels of reliability.

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Airfix News Alert!



Lyndon Davies, chief executive of Hornby Hobbies has generously donated a privately bought Hawker Hunter XF509 to the Margate Hornby offices.

This particular plane is iconic because it was fixed on a pole outside of the Humbrol factory in Hull, which closed in 2006, for many years. It was then relocated to a military museum at Fort Paull also in Hull, until it’s unfortunate closure late last year. The Hawker’s story however, began with 54 Squadron in 1957…


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