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Aviation News August 2024

August 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format turns the spotlight towards the forthcoming Farnborough Airshow and sees Mark Broadbent battling through a wilderness of jargon to explain how to place an aircraft order

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Catalina to visit Scotland to honour VC pilots

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of two Catalina pilots being awarded the Victoria Cross in 1944, PBY-5A Catalina, G-PBYA, is to visit a number of locations in Scotland.

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Unique Tornado F2 TIARA to fly again

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Jared ‘ROOK’ Isaacman confirmed that he has added a Panavia Tornado F2 to his collection.

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Aeroplane August 2024

August 2024 issue of Aeroplane in page-turning format features a 48-page special to mark the 70th anniversary of the English Electric Lightning

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Military

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Brazil uses A-1Ms to assess flood damage

The Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB; Brazilian Air Force) conducted a vital aerial reconnaissance mission over Rio Grande do Sul on May 9 in support of Operation Taquari 2 – a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) operation that was launched after the Brazilian state was devastated by mass flooding.

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Special F-16 scheme honours F-117 Nighthawk

A US Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 8th Fighter Squadron ‘Black Sheep’ at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico now wears a matt-black paint scheme to honour the F-117 Nighthawk.

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USAF KC-46A Pegasus flies around the world non-stop

A US Air Force Boeing KC-46A Pegasus has completed the first non-stop westbound flight around the world by the type.

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Commercial

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WestJet launches third transatlantic route to Edinburgh

Canadian carrier WestJet started a new transatlantic route on June 21 with the introduction of a summer seasonal flight from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Edinburgh.

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Arajet receives tenth Boeing 737 MAX as it eyes expansion

The Dominican Republic carrier Arajet has taken delivery of its tenth Boeing 737 MAX, HI1101, as it develops a programme of expansion across the Caribbean as well as North and South America.

Freighters and Cargo Airlines Quiz

Test your knowledge of freighters and cargo airlines

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Aviation News August 2024

August 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format turns the spotlight towards the forthcoming Farnborough Airshow and sees Mark Broadbent battling through a wilderness of jargon to explain how to place an aircraft order

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Ethiopian Airlines opens new domestic terminal

Africa’s largest carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has opened a new domestic terminal at its main base at Addis Ababa/Bole International Airport.

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Cockspur’s Phenom 100 review

The Phenom 100 is part of a growing trend in aviation that has emerged in the last decade for Very Light Jets that offer luxury transport and modern technology. In this review, we test fly Cockspur's rendition of this popular aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

New York LaGuardia Airport released

Scenery developer MK Studios has released KLGA - New York LaGuardia Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Graphics card upgrade

Using a high-performance graphics card plays an important part in achieving high frame rates in Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this feature, we look at the performance benefits of upgrading from the NVIDIA RTX 3060 to the more recent RTX 4070S.

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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."

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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."