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Historic

Bolingbroke discovered in Canada

In early March, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) announced that the remains of a Bristol Bolingbroke had been discovered in the province of Manitoba and donated to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (CATPM), which is aiming to put an example of the type in the air.

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‘Marine One’ finds new home in Texas

Former United States Marine Corps Sikorsky VH-3D Sea King 159358 was delivered on permanent loan to the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Texas on February 27, 2024.

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Afterlife: How the Vulcan Display Flight survived beyond the type’s retirement

It’s now 40 years since the RAF’s Vulcan Display Flight embarked on its debut airshow season, keeping Vulcan XL426 flying despite reservations among some of the top brass. But how, exactly, did it happen? 

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New RAF Typhoon Display Scheme unveiled

The new Typhoon display scheme was unveiled today at RAF Coningsby.

Historic Aviation Quiz

How good is your knowledge of historic aviation? Test your knowledge of first flights and milestones.

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Military

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‘Marine One’ finds new home in Texas

Former United States Marine Corps Sikorsky VH-3D Sea King 159358 was delivered on permanent loan to the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Texas on February 27, 2024.

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Insight into RAF ops in response to the Gaza war

For more than six months the RAF has been at the forefront of Britain’s response to the Gaza war. Tim Ripley looks at what has been going on

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F-35 cross-servicing milestone to greater NATO interoperability

In a significant development of aircraft interoperability across NATO forces, one country’s personnel conducted the first-ever unsupervised F-35 cross-service operation of another air arm’s Lightning IIs.

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Commercial

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Step aboard for a flight on Air Zimbabwe’s Boeing 737-200 – one of the last examples still flying

From the days of operating a modern and varied fleet, Air Zimbabwe is a shadow of its former self. Daniel Johnston steps onboard the airline’s last 737-200 to experience the thrill of flying one of the world’s few remaining Boeing Classics

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Ethiopian orders the Boeing 777X

Ethiopian Airlines is to purchase eight Boeing 777-9s, with options for up to 12 more.

Royal Jordanian adds A321 freighter

Royal Jordanian Airlines boosted its cargo capabilities in March 2024 when it introduced a new A321-200PF converted freighter.

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Asiana bids farewell to passenger Boeing 747s

Asiana Airlines has drawn to a close more than a quarter-of-a-century of passenger operations with the Boeing 747-400.

Airlander 10 hybrid airship production for Yorkshire

Hybrid Air Vehicles has announced it intends to locate the factory and production programme for its Airlander 10 aircraft at Carcroft Common outside Doncaster.

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Flight Simulation

NAS Key West Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Skydesigners has released KNQX NAS Key West Airport v2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Lisbon Airport for MSFS now available

The latest destination from FeelThere is LPPT Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Tornado ready for take-off

Aircraft developer IndiaFoxtEcho has announced the Tornado multi-role combat aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow