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Farnborough

Flying began in Farnborough in 1908 with the creation of His Majesty’s Balloon Factory.

More than 1,000 sarsen stones still exist in and around Farnborough.

The top speed of Concorde is above Mach 2, which is over 2,000 km/hr.

$72 billion of sales were announced during the Farnborough Airshow 2012.

The sarsen henge that stood at Tower Hill near Farnborough was built around 2500 BC.

209,000 visitors attended the Farnborough Airshow in 2012.

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