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Historic

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The technology that combined to make the DC-3 an unbeatable success

The DC-3 was initially developed as a widened sleeper version of the successful DC-2 airliner, being called the Douglas Sleeper Transport or DST. Reconfigured as a straight airliner with 21 passenger seats, rather than 14-16 sleeper berths, it became the ‘Douglas Commercial Three’.

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STARS of the FARNBOROUGH STAGE

Decades of Farnborough show attendance have brought many memories...

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Killed off before its time, or an inevitable end?

CANCELLATION FAIREY ROTODYNE It now seems debatable whether...

KLEMM TO GERMANY

The exquisite Klemm KI 35 SE-BGA at Siegerland, where it is now...

B-17F MEMPHIS BELLE UNVEILED

The dramatically posed B-17F 41-24485 Memphis Belle at Dayton...

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Military

Lebanon receives a trio of Huey IIs

A further three Bell UH-1H-II Huey IIs, valued at more than US$32m, have been donated to the Lebanese Air Force (LAF) by the US government

Undisclosed Asian nation orders Hermes 900 drones

Israel’s Elbit Systems revealed on March 2 that it has been contracted to deliver an unspecified number of Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft systems to an undisclosed Asian customer

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AIR International April 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Commercial

Coastal UAV selections

The Schiebel Camcopter S-100 is one of a number of systems that...

Rafale Romeo, next-gen missiles and new patrollers

FRANCE Rafale DM10 was one of six delivered to Egypt...

Complex aviation

MILITARY CAEX 2018 Riccardo Niccoli reports from the Italian...

Third Black Hawk for Polish National Police

POLSKIE ZAKLADY Lotnicze (PZL Mielec) announced on November 20,...

Regional change

Bombardier is exiting the commercial turboprop business after...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"