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Historic

Main access road to Stow Maries re-opened as aerodrome fights for survival

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is again accessible through its primary entrance on Hackman’s Lane in Purleigh, Essex, providing a crucial lifeline in its ongoing struggle for survival.

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Exploits of 500 Squadron Avro Ansons over Dunkirk

While the cry of many of the troops stuck on the beaches at Dunkirk was ‘Where are the RAF?”, 500 Squadron and its near-obsolete Avro Anson Mk.Is were there in the thick of it. Robin Brooks recalls some of the unit’s most notable combat exploits during Operation Dynamo

Alaska Aviation Museum Grumman Goose flies

The Alaska Aviation Museum’s Grumman G-21 Goose, N789, made its first flight for 16 years following a six-month restoration at the Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage on 29 May.

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Farnborough International Airshow 2024 aircraft listing

This year’s Farnborough International Airshow takes place between July 22 to 26 and once again a wide variety of aircraft types are scheduled to attend.

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South Korea bids farewell to the F-4 Phantom

As the Republic of Korea Air Force marked the end for the venerable F-4, Dino van Doorn was at the official retirement ceremony in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

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Military

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Russian Antonov An-22s to be retired

Russia plans to cease operating its remaining fleet of Cold War-era An-22 (NATO reporting name: Cock) strategic transports, the world’s largest turboprop-driven aircraft.

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FARNBOROUGH: Embraer announces new customer for the Super Tucano

Embraer announced the sale of six A-29 Super Tucanos at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Ukraine to gain Swedish AEW&C aircraft

In its 16th and largest military support package to Ukraine since the start of Russia’s invasion in February 2022, the Swedish government has confirmed it will donate a pair of S 100D Argus (ASC 890) airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, to strengthen its collective air-defence (AD) capabilities.

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Commercial

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Civil aircraft country registration prefixes quiz

How well do you know your civil aircraft country registration prefixes? Test yourself with our quiz.

IT issue has major impact on airlines and airports

The world has been hit by an IT issue today relating to Microsoft systems which has had a major impact on airlines.

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Farnborough International Airshow 2024 aircraft listing

This year’s Farnborough International Airshow takes place between July 22 to 26 and once again a wide variety of aircraft types are scheduled to attend.

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Civilian Yak-52 downs Russian UAV in Ukraine

As Ukraine continues to face relentless Russian attacks amid a serious shortage of air-defence (AD) assets, some unconventional methods have been employed to alleviate the situation, including the use of civilian aircraft to down UAVs.

Lufthansa Group purchase of ITA Airways stake approved

The European Commission (EC) has granted approval for the Lufthansa Group to acquire a 41% stake in ITA Airways with the view to a complete takeover in due course.

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Flight Simulation

OV-10 Bronco takes flight in MSFS

Aircraft developer AzurPoly has announced the OV-10 Bronco for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow