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Historic

Swordfish receives Permit to Fly

The world's oldest Fairey Swordfish, Mk.I W5856, has completed its test flights and is now ‘operational’ once again

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What was the Air Transport Auxiliary?

The Battle of Britain is quite rightly associated with the endeavours of The Few – but these gallant airmen were not alone in contributing to the nation’s defence. Another key element was provided by the Air Transport Auxiliary, as Tara Leggett describes

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Who was Luftwaffe ace Roloff Von Aspern?

Many airmen paid the ultimate price in World War Two and some – especially from the German side – appear to have been forgotten. Chris Goss sheds light on a Luftwaffe ace who was killed in action and whose body was never found

HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO EDITION

With November 25, 2022 marking the 82nd anniversary of de Havilland’s quite incredible Mosquito, the Historic team ask the question… how much do you know about the ‘Wooden Wonder’?

Rare Skyraider for sale in US

Douglas AD-5 Skyraider N62466 has recently been listed for sale by Platinum Fighters

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Military

Algeria set to become first export customer for Akusungur UAV

The Algerian Army General Staff has reportedly approved the acquisition of six Akusungur medium-altitude, long-endurance UAVs from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ)

Mozambique strengthens counter-terrorism capabilities with new aircraft

The Mozambique Air Force has moved to strengthen its counter-terrorism capabilities with the purchase of two transport aircraft from South Africa-based aerospace/defence company, Paramount Group

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UK donates Sea King helicopters to aid Ukraine’s fight against Russia

As part of its latest military aid package to Ukraine, the UK MOD revealed on November 23 that three Westland Sea King helicopters have been donated to the war-torn country to provide additional key capabilities to the Ukrainian Armed Forces as it continues to fight off Russian invaders

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Commercial

Icelandair reveals NEW US destination

The flag carrier has unveiled plans for a new addition to its routemap from the Midwestern United States. Find out which city now…

Atlas Air takes delivery of penultimate Boeing 747

The end of the Boeing 747 era has moved one step closer following the delivery of the second to last airframe.

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ATR turboprops to Uzbekistan

A new regional airline called Silk Avia is to acquire Franco-Italian-built turboprops. Read more here…

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Flight Simulation

Giant flying boats and wine: how Microsoft Flight Simulator celebrated 40 years

Microsoft Flight Simulator reached a historic milestone this month when it celebrated its 40th anniversary in style at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Thomas Haynes reports from the special event

Seville Airport out now

MK-Studios has announced Seville Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

X-Plane touches down in Oklahoma City

Scenery developer, iniBuilds has released Will Rogers World Airport (KOKC) for X-Plane 11 and 12.

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Upcoming Events

Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference

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Florence, Italy

Now in its 23rd successful year, the Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference provides a critical forum to explore the strategic and tactical airlift capability in the region and offer allied programme managers the chance to network with leading tanker OEMs and systems integrators.

Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.