Aviation Archive Registration Acknowledgements
BAC 100: 2010. Join in the Celebrations of 100 Years of Aviation in the West of England. Aviation image sequence: Photograph of the Bristol Flying School at Larkhill by T L Fuller © J T Fuller. Mercury engine installation diagram, courtesy of BAC/Rolls-Royce. Selection of old postcards from the collection of Jackie Sims. Photograph of A380 over Clifton Suspension Bridge courtesy of Airbus SAS 2006. Computer generated image of A350 XWB courtesy of Airbus. Artist's impressions of main exhibition by Simon Gurr. Sir George White (Airbus).
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Throughout the year we'll be adding a range of articles to this website inspired by the story of BAC and its associated companies.

Bristol's Transatlantic Crossings:
A look at the transatlantic crossings originating from Bristol before the age of aviation.

West of England Flight Before 1910:
Stories of some of the pioneers of flight from in and around the city-region before the founding of BAC.

Bristol International Airport:
A short history of the airport which celebrates its 80th birthday in 2010.

Now it Can be Told:
A revealing look at how the guided weapons programme ensured the survival of Bristol Aircraft in the 1950s.

Air Transport Auxillary:
The story of some of the resourceful and determined women who joined the ATA in World War Two.

On the Shoulders of Giants:
An appreciation of Bill Strang and Mick Wilde.

Please note that views expressed in these articles are not necessarily shared by all partners in BAC 100.




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M1C crossing the Andes (Bristol Aero Collection).
M1C crossing the Andes (Bristol Aero Collection).
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There is collection of articles in the Stories section of the Aviation Archive relating to BAC and its associated companies including: 'The Bristol Brabazon – Engineering Masterpiece of Great White Elephant', 'Britain First', 'The Developing Role of Women in Aviation' and 'Helicopter Production at Bristol Aeroplane Company'.

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