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The Avro Ashton fleet was clearly «built for purpose», the aircraft performing every single test or trial with minimum fuss and excellent reliability. At least one complete Ashton deserved to have been displayed along with the many other research aircraft that grace the RAF Museum at Cosford today.

Five Ashtons were withdrawn from use between 1959 and mid-1962, beginning with the prototype WB490, which was allocated for cabin pressure test duties at Woodford on September 9, 1959. This short-lived secondary duty came to end on December 21, 1959, when the aircraft was sold to the specialist aircraft scrap company R.J.

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Winjeel-battlefield commander

THE ORIGINS OF THE Commonwealth [Aircraft Corporation CA-25 Winjeel (a title adopted from the Aboriginal language meaning «Young Eagle’) can be traced back to 1948. In that year the RAAF released to Australia’s aeronautical industries, a document that outlined the specifications pertaining to the design and construction of a fixed-wing aircraft for use in the basic training role. This aircraft was planned to replace the long serving DH.82 Tiger Moth and CA-16 Wirraway.

Australia’s Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) responded with a design that would provide ab initio student pilots with a basic training platform to furnish them with the skills

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What is light pollution?

Dave Ridgley

Light pollution is excessive or misdirected artificial light. It comes from a number of sources, from streetlights to external lighting. The majority of light pollution comes from lights either being pointed upwards or the light bouncing off of objects and scattering into the sky. With the main sources being street lights and illuminated buildings it is obvious that light pollution is considerably worse in heavily developed areas.

Excessive light pollution can have some notable effects, one being ‘skyglow’. Skyglow is the name given to the phenomenon of a glow effect that is often seen over populated areas. This

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Warbirds & Warriors.

World War II was a singular happening in the world’s history and, although it is fading in history’s stream, its men and machines live on in film and pixels.

Aces All.

Captains Obie O’Brien and Bud Anderson listen to Don Bochkay describe his latest aerial encounter. All three were aces and belonged to the 363rd FS, 357th FG. During WW II, the public relations machine worked overtime putting photos like this in papers across the U.S. to aid in bond drives. Today they are invaluable historical documents. O’Brien finished the War with seven victories, Anderson 16.25 and Bochkay 13.83.


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Viewing the Galilean moons

Named after their discoverer Galileo Galilei, the four moons which orbit around Jupiter are easily seen in binoculars and small telescopes.

The moons of Jupiter are some of the most fascinating things to observe in the night sky. The reason being is that they change their position from night to night and are relatively easy to see; a pair of 7×50 or 10×50 binoculars will show them well.

First recorded in 1610 by the Italian astronomer Galileo, the moons of Jupiter have proved to be an endless source of fascination for amateur and professional astronomers ever since. Jupiter, we now

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Treasured memories

Make a Connection Make a connection with the siblings. You don’t need to be a stand-up comedian or a children’s entertainer but keeping the atmosphere light, fun and happy will enable you to make a bond with the children. Be yourself but talk to them, ask questions (silly questions like: «Does your brother snore?» or «Does Alice have a boyfriend?») keep them smiling and interacting with you, laugh and be involved. Avoid stirring up any sibling rivalry or strong teasing, they will respond better to each other and to you if everyone feels happy and relaxed. Even if Mum and

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Top 5 facts SUN TZU



01 He wrote the manual for war

Sun Tzu is generally credited as the author of The Art Of War, an ancient Chinese military strategy guide that effectively served as the rulebook for warfare. The likes of Mao Zedong, Napoleon Bonaparte, Douglas MacArthur and George Patton have all studied it.

02 He defeated enemies with his mind

Many of Sun Tzu’s theories towards war were centred around psychologically defeating the opponent rather than doing so through brute force. He emphasised the importance of deception and convincing the

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A good shave will enhance your leader appeal. Leadership is a calling. Leadership in the boardroom is important so that time isn’t wasted; there is someone to lead and plan. Being a leader means channeling the courage to take risks by thinking of non-conventional ideas on how to execute tasks, being a game changer in the industry. It’s to listen and value everyone’s opinion, empowering your employees to speak and share their insights. And being well- groomed allows you to stay empowered. Leadership is being able to get all the employees motivated and working together on the same goal.»

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The inheritance of food

Gastronomy is something of a family heirloom in the Rostang household. But, that didn’t stop fifth generation chef and multiple Michelin star holder Michel Rostang from being one of the humblest chefs Sudeshna Ghost has interviewed.

He comes from a family of restaurateurs, so becoming a chef was an inevitability for Michel Rostang. As he himself admits, «I can’t imagine not being a chef. If is natural, I’ve been living and breathing food since I was a baby.” With seven restaurants, and over 30 years of cooking under his belt, many might say if is time for him to enjoy

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If you make music on the move but need pro performance, Steinberg has the interface for you.

With mobile music-making more popular than ever thanks to seriously powerful laptops, portable USB-powered audio interfaces are no longer the bundle of compromises they once were. Many now offer audio quality comparable with bigger units even if, by definition, they have fewer inputs and outputs.

We expect more from mobile gear these days, and the latest member of Steinberg’s UR family of interfaces is the UR22, the most compact yet. It’s compatible with all recent versions of Mac OSX and Windows and, after

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