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Afterlife: How the Vulcan Display Flight survived beyond the type’s retirement

It’s now 40 years since the RAF’s Vulcan Display Flight embarked on its debut airshow season, keeping Vulcan XL426 flying despite reservations among some of the top brass. But how, exactly, did it happen? 

Historic Aviation Quiz

How good is your knowledge of historic aviation? Test your knowledge of first flights and milestones.

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New home planned for Aussie B-24 Liberator

In the Melbourne suburb of Werribee, Victoria, the state-owned Melbourne Water Corporation will soon begin a project to dismantle the larger of two Second World War hangars at the far end of the old training base – hangar 1 – and relocate it to a site adjacent to the B-24 Liberator Memorial Australia restoration hangar.

US Air Force museum receives KC-10 Extender

The National Museum of the US Air Force has added a McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender to its collection.

La Ferté Dragon Rapide takes shape

At La Ferté-Alais, restoration of the Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis’ de Havilland DH89A Dragon Rapide F-AZCA has seen application of more of its post-war Fleet Air Arm colour scheme.

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Aviation News June 2024

June 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format charts the history of the little jet that could - Italy’s AMX International A-11 Ghibli

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AirForces Monthly June 2024

June 2024 issue of AirForces Monthly in page-turning format puts the spotlight on Falklands' defenders - the RAF and its quick reaction alert Typhoons tasked with keeping the South Atlantic safe

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RNZAF Orion back together at Wigram

At Wigram, near Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand’s Lockheed P-3K2 Orion, NZ4203, has been reassembled following its 283-mile move by road from RNZAF Base Woodbourne during September 2023.

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Commercial

Airlander 10 hybrid airship production for Yorkshire

Hybrid Air Vehicles has announced it intends to locate the factory and production programme for its Airlander 10 aircraft at Carcroft Common outside Doncaster.

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QantasLink Boeing 717 incapacitation investigation

The Australian Transportation Safety Board (ATSB) has released its final report into an incident on June 6, 2023, involving QantasLink Boeing 717-231, VH-NXM (c/n 55094), operated by National Jet Systems, where the flight crew suffered incapacitation while on approach to Hobart Airport, Tasmania.

Boeing Launch Customers Quiz

Test your knowledge on Boeing launch customers.

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Bristell e-aircraft flown to AERO 2024

A Bristell B23 Energic, HB-SXD, powered solely by electricity, flew from Sion, Switzerland, to Friedrichshafen, Germany to be showcased at AERO 2024 general aviation trade show.

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Aegean Airlines ramps up routes

Aegean Airlines is increasing frequencies on routes between Greece and key European hubs. It has secured a fourth slot at London/Heathrow for a new daily (except Saturday) Athens service.

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Flight Simulation

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Maxx Tech’s HOTAS Pro Flight Combo Kit

In this review, we take a look at Maxx Tech’s first hardware controller designed specifically for flight simulation. Dubbed the HOTAS Flight Combo Kit, the unit consists of a flight stick and a throttle quadrant aimed at the beginner/intermediary flight simulation enthusiast.

RJ Professional development update

Following the release of the 146 Professional Version 2, Just Flight has unveiled a new development update for the upcoming RJ Professional for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Newcastle Airport for X-Plane out now

Aerosoft has announced Airport Newcastle XP for X-Plane 11 and 12 is now available.

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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."

CANCELLED - Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

CANCELLED - The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."