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Historic

Basically a military aircraft – but the “fighter pilot mentality” is discouraged. Feature Premium

When Alitalia used fighter jet trainers to teach its student pilots

In an unusual move in the 1960s Alitalia used military jet trainers to teach its students pilots. ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’ described this unusual training syllabus in its January 9, 1964 issue

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Imperial War Museum Live

Veterans and historic objects will be brought together with expert talks by curators and leading authors as Imperial War Museums launches first ever IWM Live event in 2022…

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week was taken by Steve Tugwell

James Stewart during a nostalgic return to his old base at Tibenham, Norfolk, in June 1975, photographed by TERRY FINCHER, Photographers International Feature Premium

Hollywood icon with a lifelong passion for flight

James ‘Jimmy’ Stewart is well-known for his acting career and also for flying bomber missions over Europe in World War Two. ‘Aeroplane Monthly’ accompanied him on a visit to his former wartime base and looked back over his lifelong love of aviation in its October 1979 issue

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First flight of the Supermarine Seafire

Key.Aero details a short but sweet whistle stop tour of the operational history of the Supermarine Seafire to mark the anniversary of the type's first flight

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 118

Welcome to the 118th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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AirForces Monthly December 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Aviation News December 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Commercial

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Warbird hunting in the Andes

Regulator contributor Ron Mak takes us back to 1973-74 with a fascinating trip to Bolivia’s La Paz/El Alto Airport, a facility nestled high in the uplands of the spectacular Andes Mountains and teeming with ex-World War Two-vintage types

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Getting to the Green Coast

Brazil’s Costa Verde is a popular holiday hotspot, thanks to its beautiful beaches and landscape. However, two of its aerial gateways, Angra dos Reis and Paraty, have often lacked scheduled air links. This all changed in December 2020, as Daniel R Carneiro finds out

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Airports of the World Jul/Aug 21: UK Visitors

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK...

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The ultimate guide to airport hotel plane spotting

For most guests, a hotel is a place for rest and relaxation. But for many aviation enthusiasts, it’s the promise of a glimpse of airline traffic at some of the world’s busiest airports that leaves them eager to book a room. Tom Batchelor finds out more

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How airports are recouping COVID losses

During March and April of this year, a £5 charge for vehicles dropping off passengers at both of Gatwick’s North and South Terminals was introduced. Are operators really this strapped for cash? Tara Craig examines how some gateways are recouping the dramatic losses of 2020

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update V: Nordics Released

The virtual world in Microsoft’s Flight Simulator latest major update focuses on Europe’s Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

Fabio Merlo Flight Control Replay Review Premium

Fabio Merlo’s Flight Control Replay

In flight simulation, most of the in-built replay functions are limited in the features they provide. Flight Control Replay is a way of bridging that gap. What’s more, it offers many other advanced features, particularly when compared with replay functions natively provided by some of the other platforms.

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Challenging Airports - Toronto City Airport, Canada (CYTZ)

Some airports are conveniently located in city centres and provide measurable savings for those who value time as a commodity. In this issue, we take a look at a popular near-city airfield that serves the bustling Canadian metropolis of Toronto: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

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Upcoming Events

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Hollomon Airshow 2024 Legacy of Liberty

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Holloman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."