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Historic

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Spitfire export gets Turkish scheme

Following its arrival in Turkey on 27 May, Ali Ismet Öztürk’s recently acquired Supermarine Spitfire IX TE517/G-RYIX had been painted into Turkish Air Force markings at the MSÖ Air & Space Museum at Sivrihisar, 85 miles south-west of Ankara, by mid-June.

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Boscombe Down Lightning testing: two ETPS pilots reflect on their experiences

Two graduates of the Empire Test Pilots’ School look back on their Lightning experiences at Boscombe Down

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One man and his SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1

Phil Stevens caught up with Neil Atterbury – the man single-handedly returning a former RAF SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 back to its former glory…

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Gyrocopters saved at Newark Air Museum

Campbell-Bensen B.8M gyrocopter G-ASNY, previously on loan to Newark Air Museum, has now been bequeathed to the venue through the will of its late owner, Roger Light.

Historic Aviation Quiz

How good is your knowledge of the historic aviation? Test your knowledge here...

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Military

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Marshall hand over last C-130J for the Bangladesh Air Force

The Bangladesh Air Force has received its fifth and final former Royal Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules.

BREAKING: RCAF Demo Team Hornet to fly the Mach Loop

The Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Demonstration Team has announced they plan to fly the Mach Loop.

The Monday Military Quiz 201

If you think you have good knowledge of RAF squadrons, try our quiz.

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Commercial

Civil aircraft country registration prefixes quiz

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

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UK focus for SunExpress

Leisure carrier SunExpress is looking to expand its UK network by adding two destinations each year.

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IndiGo acquires Airbus A350s

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has placed a firm order for 30 Airbus A350-900s, with deliveries expected from 2027.

Akasa Air earmarks international expansion

Akasa Air is expanding its international network, adding three new destinations to its route map – Kuwait, Jeddah and Riyadh.

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Study reveals benefits of sustainable aviation fuel use

Airbus revealed in June 2024 that the world’s first in-flight study on the use of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in both engines of a commercial aircraft shows a large reduction in contrail formation and its associated warming effects.

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Flight Simulation

Tornado ready for take-off

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

Singapore for MSFS now available

Scenery developer, imaginesim has announced WSSS Singapore is out now.

DCS: CH-47F takes flight

Eagle Dynamics has announced the DCS: CH-47F is now available for pre-purchase.

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NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

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CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."