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How to fly a Harrier jump jet

15 December 2010 Last updated at 06:28 GMT

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.