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An interesting video has been circulating social media over the last few days showing an aircraft arriving on stand, and being struck by lightning as the ground crew approach.

There are no injury's, the lightning flash is over in a split second with no damage to the aircraft - so is in all respects entirely unremarkable. After all, on average a commercial aircraft is struck by lightning at least once a year with no ill effects.

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The last few weeks saw us all at AV8 take some time away from all things aviation and enjoy some well deserved time with friends and family.

During this time however, I spent a time reflecting on the achievements we managed in a short space of time. The Summer of 2013 was spent researching technology and infrastructure in support of this website, we also built up the groundwork for what would become AV8|News. 

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A 'sensational' free zone...

Firstly, welcome on-board AV8|News. We hope to create an entirely different way to view and interact news relating to aviation, and the flying industry at large. AV8|News combines the best news, features and analysis of everything in the aerospace industry. Run by industry insiders, we overlay professional insight and opinion on all matters. It is a site by industry professionals, for everyone.

Our objective is simple, we intend to pool news sources from across the globe and provide a single point of entry to the comings and goings of what we do. In some cases, we may provide links to other news outlets. In such instances, we do so in order to provide full credit to the original authors and fulfill our track-back requirements where appropriate.

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