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Historic

Retired airliner reconstructed in New Zealand

A former Air New Zealand ATR 72 is being rebuilt by a group from the country’s Classic Flyers organisation

Can you give a new home to historic Miles Messenger?

British-built 1952 classic being put up for sale by Sywell Messenger Trust

Historic Aviation Quiz - The Boeing 747 edition

With February 9, 2024 marking the 55th anniversary of the first flight of Boeing’s world changing 747, we dedicate this week’s Historic Aviation Quiz to the incredible ‘Jumbo Jet’…

EXCLUSIVE: Could Sywell Airshow take this year's number one spot? We speak to Richard Grace.

We speak to Richard Grace about the Sywell Airshow, taking place in June 2024

Veteran, 102, gets airborne in Spitfire

Sqn Ldr Jack Hemmings has flown as a passenger with Biggin Hill-based Fly A Spitfire

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Military

Germany to retire Tiger gunships six years earlier than planned

Germany’s Annual Armaments Report – which was published on January 31 – confirmed that Berlin is now bringing forward the planned retirement date for its Tiger UHT attack helicopters by six years from 2038 to 2032

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 181

Welcome to the 181st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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First three Greek MH-60R Seahawks nearing delivery

The first three Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks for the Hellenic Navy are a step closer to delivery after

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Commercial

Fresh woes for New Pacific Airlines

Anchorage, Alaska-based New Pacific Airlines cut Las Vegas from its network on January 1, 2024.

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Wind shear to blame for TUI go-around incident

The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released its report into a sink rate/go-around incident involving a TUI Airways Boeing 737-8K5 on June 12, 2023.

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Start-up Global Airlines takes ownership of first A380

UK-based start-up Global Airlines announced in early February that it had acquired “full 100% ownership” of its first Airbus A380.

Dawn of a new supersonic age?

In a recent Key Publishing special magazine called ‘21st Century Airliners’, Mark Broadbent examines the contenders and challenges of building new supersonic commercial aircraft

ULTIMATE UK GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN AIRLINES QUIZ!

This week, we take a trip down memory lane and test your knowledge of some of the UK’s gone but not forgotten airlines. Over the years, many airlines have come and gone; some have been more successful than others, but all have left their mark on the country's aviation scene. Good luck!

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Flight Simulation

Chisinau Airport for MSFS

MXI Design has announced Chisinau International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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SLH Sim Designs’ TXKF – L F Wade International review

In this review, we take a look at Bermuda Airport from SLH Sim Designs and see how it measures up using the following categories: imaging, enhancements and realism.

Salzburg Airport for MSFS out now

RDPresets has released Salzburg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

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!"

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event