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Airshow Blighty hits town - 100 years of UK powered flight

Robots, babe drops, space pods, greenwash and all

Farnborough Today is the opening day of the Farnborough Air Show, and the world's aerospace biz bigwigs - with attendant flacks, hacks, booth babes and renta-celebs - have all descended on this little corner of Hampshire to show off their stuff, complain about crappy British event organisation* and try to get a little business done. It's also the centennial of powered flight in Blighty today. Since a lot of the technology on display today is the world's most advanced - and some of it even involves IT - the Vulture overlords have agreed to dispatch the entire Reg flying car desk to cover the event.

So here's a quick walk around the halls and the static exhibits, just to whet your appetite for a couple of days of planes and flying robots.

Everybody's talking green - not that many are doing much yet

Plenty of greenwash on show - and also at least one serious new engine (story to follow)

At the photoshoot where Lewis Hamilton, F1 driver, was promoting some business jet

At the Lewis Hamilton photoshoot. What, you wanted to see Hamilton?

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