Business Traveller. Facebook Twitter Email. But there's nothing like the nostalgic thrill of getting close to some of aviation's greatest pioneers, from the Bleriot XI that took Louis Bleriot over the English channel in , to the de Havilland Dragon Rapide that carried both General Francisco Franco and Charles de Gaulle on history-changing operations, to the Tupolev Tus that were the workhorses of the Soviet bloc. Surprisingly, many of history's most iconic models of plane are still airworthy and even available to fly. Here are 20 of our favorites and tips on where you might be able to snag a seat. And if you like these, you can also take a look at our guide to groundbreaking planes of the modern era.
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Antique, classic, and contemporary aircraft fill the pages of Vintage Airplane as the official magazine of the Vintage Aircraft Association, an EAA division consisting of members who have a rich passion for preserving aviation history. Published six times a year, Vintage Airplane features articles detailing the restoration and history of aircraft rebuilt by members as well as historical pieces consisting of the recollections of those who were active during the heyday of these aircraft. Also included on a regular basis are features presenting historical images from the EAA and VAA archives along with commentary by members who volunteer their time and talents.
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