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Historic

WIN A Spitfire Flight worth £2975!

Flypast, Aeroplane Monthly and Britain at War magazines have teamed up with Spitfires.com to give one lucky reader the chance to win a flight in a Spitfire.

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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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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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Golden Age SPAD replica airborne

Twelve years after construction began, the Golden Age Air Museum SPAD XIII replica made its first flight proper from the grass strip at Bethel, Pennsylvania on 15 June, the machine having made a brief hop in early November last year.

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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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Military

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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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Metrea acquires French air force Stratotanker fleet

Metrea has completed the acquisition of the French Air and Space Force’s (FASF) KC-/C-135 aerial refuelling fleet.

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RAF joins major exercises in Indo-Pacific

The Royal Air Force has sent aircraft and personnel to participate in two major exercises in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Commercial

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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FlyOne Armenia returns to Düsseldorf

FlyOne Armenia has resumed flights between Yerevan and Düsseldorf in Germany.

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Aurigny sells Embraer E195

Aurigny’s sole Embraer E195 has been sold to US-lessor Azorra.

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Embraer E190 freighter to debut at Farnborough  

Embraer will present its E190F, the new passenger-to-cargo conversion of the E190 regional jet, for the first time in public at the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow.

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Gatwick adds new routes for the summer

London Gatwick Airport’s busy summer period features a range of new routes.

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Flight Simulation

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PC Pilot Issue 152

Issue 152 July-August of PC Pilot in page-turning format features a review of SC Designs’ 1960s fighter F-5E Tiger II for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Halifax Stanfield Airport for MSFS upgraded

FSimStudios has released version 2 of CYHZ Halifax Stanfield International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Tomahawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Just Flight has announced the PA-38 Tomahawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Upcoming Events

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

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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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

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

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Airshow

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."