The Honourable Company of Air Pilots incorporating Air Navigators

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At the end of the 2017 air display season at which, despite some particularly poor weekend weather, the number of spectators at UK air displays increased on the previous year, this is a good time to reflect on past events.   In 1952, there was an air display accident at Farnborough when a prototype aircraft broke up in flight.  Prior to the Shoreham accident in 2015, that was the last occasion when an air display accident in UK killed members of the public.  Just as occurred...