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Historic

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Spitfires leave UK for Australia and Turkey

The only single-seat Spitfire VIII in the UK, Maxi Gainza’s MV154/G-BKMI was flown from Duxford to Sywell on 4 May for dismantling ready for export to a new owner in Australia, where it is understood it will be repainted soon after arrival.

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Curtiss P-40E Warhawk makes public debut in Belgium

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk OO-WHK made its first public flying appearance in Belgium during the annual Stampe Fly-in at Antwerp-Deurne airport on 11 May.

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Aviation News July 2024

July 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format sees Coningsby let the cat out of the bag when Jamie Ewan interviews this year’s RAF Typhoon display pilot, Flt Lt David ‘Turbo’ Turnbull, as his freshly painted jet is unveiled

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D-Day Postal Hurricanes

Although the Hurricane was relegated to minor roles on D-Day, the veteran type played a significant part by delivering mail in the days that followed, as Andrew Thomas recounts

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Veteran reunited with Stow Maries Tiger Moth

RAF veteran Flt Lt John Cooper celebrated an impressive anniversary at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Essex on April 14.

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RAF’s first Wedgetail AEW1 breaks cover

The first of a current order of three E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 AEW&C aircraft that are set to join the RAF from 2025 was seen outside of STS Aviation Services’ hangar at Birmingham Airport in the West Midlands on May 29.

German Tornado unit planning to participate in Exercise Cobra Warrior

The RAF’s Exercise Cobra Warrior has attracted a wide range of participants and one of the most popular among enthusiasts has been German Air Force Tornados.

The Monday Military Quiz 199

Test your military aviation knowledge.

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Commercial

UK Holiday Airlines Quiz

Test your knowledge of UK holiday airlines.

AIR International July 2024

July 2024 issue of AIR International in page-turning format sees Mark Broadbent rising to the occasion by exploring whether reality will match the hype in the emerging eVTOL market segment

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Is the WIZZ MultiPass the start of a trend?

Wizz Air has introduced its WIZZ MultiPass subscription plan to the United Kingdom, expanding the airline's fixed-price travel model to UK travellers.

Swiss International installs AeroSHARK drag reduction

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has completed a world first after installing AeroSHARK drag reduction technology to its 12-strong Boeing 777-300ER fleet.

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Airbus strikes Saudia deal

The Saudia Group has placed an order with Airbus for 105 A320neo Family aircraft.

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Flight Simulation

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iniBuilds’ Leeds Bradford Airport (EGNM)

In this review, we travel to the north of England and explore iniBuilds' rendition of Lees Bradford Airport, located in the heart of Yorkshire.

Palm Beach for Microsoft Flight Simulator

BMWorld and AmSim have released KPBI Palm Beach International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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iniBuilds’ OMDB Dubai International reviewed

Yet again, prolific scenery developer iniBuilds has released another major airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This time, we travel to Dubai and explore its superb rendition of this iconic destination.

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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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

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."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow