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How to fly a Harrier jump jet

One of Britain's greatest technical achievements, the Harrier jump jet, is being retired early, another high profile victim of the defence cuts.

The iconic planes will make their last operational flight at RAF Cottesmore on Wednesday.

Harrier instructor Flight Lieutenant James McMillan talked Richard Westcott through the secrets to flying the jet.

  • 15 Dec 2010
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