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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

U.K.'s Prince William Earns Wings, Flies Into Storm

The United Kingdom's Prince William joined the ranks of helicopter pilots, receiving Royal Air Force wings from his father, Prince Charles, in an April 11 ceremony at RAF Cranwell. He then promptly flew into a storm--of the public relations variety. According to The Telegraph of London, the prince piloted an RAF Chinook to Woolwich Barracks in South East London to pick up his brother and flew on to the Isle of Wight to celebrate his achievement. The flight saved the royal siblings "a 6-hr journey by rush-hour clogged roads and a ferry," the newspaper said. The RAF told the newspaper the flight had been approved and helped the prince complete his flight training. Another pilot flew the Chinook back to its base. For related news


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