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Pioneering female pilot who flew Spitfires during Second World War and became magazine cover girl dies aged 91

Maureen Dunlop de Popp, a female pilot who flew Spitfires, Lancasters and Hurricanes during the Second World War, has died aged 91. Dunlop joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in 1942 and became one of a small group of female pilots based at White Waltham in Berkshire who were trained to fly 38 types of aircraft between factories and military airfields across the country.

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Holy smoke: Incredible images of vapour trails and cones created by planes in the sky

Parting the sky: As planes fly through clouds, the air pressure splits the cloud, as shown by this Boeing 767, taken above Gatwick airport

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RAF pilots with Beaufighter and Spitfire at Malta #flickr #plane #WW2 More unsung Aussie heros like the Rats of Tobruk in 1941 that held out against Rommel for 8 months till evacuated stealthily over several nights while the air force kept the enemy at bay by day ~

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Beautiful Avro Lancaster. Considered Britain's greatest bomber for WW2. Main aircraft used for night assaults on Germany. Four engines allow the plane to fly at 462km/h, and the heavy bomber delivered a bigger bombload than any other plane in Europe- 6350kgs to be exact. One of my familys favourite planes.

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Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires

Iconic: Soaring into the skies above the green and pleasant land they so spectacularly fought to defend 76 years ago, they are the last of the few airworthy Spitfires left. Now an air-to-air photographer has completed an exhilarating project - getting up close and personal to the legendary fighter planes in order to capture them like never before. This image shows Mk XVIII Spitfire TP280

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"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few..." (Churchill) This part of the speech refers to the ongoing efforts of the Royal Air Force pilots who were at the time fighting the Battle of Britain, the pivotal air battle with the German Luftwaffe with Britain expecting a German invasion.

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Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires

Commander: Mr Dibbs, who has snapped Concorde, the Red Arrows and F16 planes before, praised the skill of the Spitfire pilots to fly in formation

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