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Farnborough airshow through the years

Updated 1240 GMT (2040 HKT) July 8, 2014
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Farnborough in Hampshire, England has a long association with air travel. This image circa 1909 shows aviation pioneer Samuel Cody's British Army Aeroplane No 1 flying at Farnborough. Cody later died in an air accident. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Another air innovation gets an outing at Farnborough in 1925 as test pilot Frank Courtney talks with officials and reporters at the aerodrome before taking an "autogiro" for a flight. Brooke/Getty Images
A de Havilland Comet, the world's first jet airliner, is displayed at the Farnborough's second major air show in 1949. Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images
Eight-year-old David Bailey stands by the undercarriage of an Avro York transport plane at the Farnborough Airshow rehearsal in 1950. Getty Images
Disaster strikes the airshow in 1952 when a de Havilland 110 broke up over spectators after breaking the sound barrier. The accident killed 29 people on the ground and injured dozens more. Leonard G. Alsford/Express/Getty Images
An experimental Rolls Royce aircraft capable of vertical take off, nicknamed the 'Flying Bedstead', exhibited in Farnborough in 1955. Monty Fresco Jnr/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
A model of the supersonic airliner Concorde at the Farnborough air show in 1962. Getty Images
A forerunner of modern day drone aircraft, the radio-controlled Westland Wisp was displayed at the 1976 Farnborough Airshow. Getty Images
The £40 billion Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft is unveiled at Farnborough in 1998. AFP/Getty Images
Members of the British Royal Airforce's "Red Arrows" aerial display perform stunts over Farnborough in 2004. AFP/Getty Images
Then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair visits the air show in 2006. Current Prime Minister David Cameron is reportedly opening this year's event. AFP/Getty Images
A Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft is pictured at Farnborough on July 22, 2010. AFP/Getty Images