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The unusual reason a Nigerian C-130 visited Cambridge

A Nigerian Air Force C-130H Hercules paid a rare visit to the UK earlier this week when it landed at Cambridge City Airport.

Nigerian Air Force Hercules pays rare UK visit

Nigerian Air Force C-130H Hercules, NAF 913, was a rare visitor to Cambridge City Airport today (April 26).

WATCH: RAF rehearse for King’s Coronation flypast

The skies above RAF Cranwell were alive with a wide variety of aircraft yesterday (April 25) conducting a practice flypast ahead of King Charles III’s coronation

US Navy completes second sea trial with CH-53K King Stallion

The US Navy revealed on April 5 that the USMC’s new heavy-lift transport helicopter, the CH-53K King Stallion, had successfully completed another sea trial while operating aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, USS Arlington (LPD-24), in the Atlantic Ocean in February

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Exercise Spears of Victory: Saudi Arabia’s Red Flag

The Royal Saudi Air Force recently held its own Red Flag which saw three air powers from the Gulf Co-operation Council – GCC, as well as Greece, Pakistan, US and UK. AirForces Monthly explains

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Iran Air Airbus A310 turbulence report published

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) of the Iranian Civil Aviation Authority has released its final report into the events which led to the injuries of two people onboard an Iran Air jet.

Boeing 747s return to service with Emirates

Two Queens of the Sky have been leased by the operator – the first time they’ve been used by the carrier in six years

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Here's what to expect at the 2023 Paris Air Show

The global aerospace industry is preparing todescend on Le Bourget for the 2023 Paris Air Show. But with so many aircraft orders already announced, is the format still relevant? Richard Schuurman predicts the key themes for this year’s gathering

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FlyPast July 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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How much of Guy Gibson’s Dambuster Lancaster survives?

FlyPast’s Jamie Ewan explores how the yoke and throttle quadrant from Guy Gibson’s Lancaster still exists, 75 years after the aeroplane was scrapped

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To Hell and Back - Dambusters interviewed

None of the brave men who flew on the ‘Dams Raid’ are alive today. Tom Allett met several veterans and here remembers conversations with two of them

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Flight Simulation

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Exploring London Heathrow

This time, we fly to London Heathrow Airport and take a closer look at iniScene’s rendition of the primary gateway to the UK.

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Just Flight’s FS Traffic review

We take a look at FS Traffic from Just Flight, a package that provides high-quality replacement aircraft models for the default AI traffic in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Hong Kong for X-Plane out now

Scenery developer, TaiModels has announced Hong Kong International Airport for X-Plane 11 and 12 is now available.

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Upcoming Events



Bicester, United Kingdom

The company organising the event states Flywheel is "two jam-packed days of action celebrating all things wings, wheels and motion...Flywheel will see a host of classic motoring marques join the displays along the tree-lined avenues of the historic site. Fans of vintage flight can expect an equally spectacular showcase, with a broad range of historic aircraft set to grace the site’s grass airfield – winding back the years and commemorating the site’s heritage as an RAF Blenheim Bomber training station."

Wings and Wheels Henstridge


Henstridge, United Kingdom

The organisers' say: "With up to 130 classic aircraft and over 150 classic cars on show, plus a few traders and some great food this is a great day out for the family and enthusiast alike."

Midland Air Museum (Coventry) Aviation Fair


Baginton, United Kingdom

Aircraft enthusiasts fair

Ladies Day Fly-in


Bodmin, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "A great day to experience the joys of flying by all, but it is especially a celebration of all ladies in aviation.
Ladies day fly in
Visiting Aircraft – all are welcome
Vintage and classic vehicles"

Vulcan Aircrew Experience


Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

The Vulcan Restoration Trust website describes this event as: "New for 2023, the Vulcan Aircrew Experience is your chance to be a Vulcan crew member kitted out in authentic equipment as worn in the Falklands conflict.
This event is organised by UP AN’ AT ‘EM! HISTORY and admittance is by advance ticket-only."

English Riviera Airshow


Paignton, United Kingdom

Seafront airshow