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Aeroplane June 2024

June 2024 issue of Aeroplane in page-turning format is a D-Day 80th anniversary special commemorating the Allied landings on June 6, 1944 — and the air power that liberated Europe, hour-by-hour

Historic Aviation Quiz

How good is your knowledge of historic aviation? Test your knowledge here...

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Painting progress on Pima projects

The spray booth at the vast Pima Air and Space Museum complex in Arizona has been kept busy recently as several exhibits have been repainted before going on display.

Bolingbroke discovered in Canada

In early March, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) announced that the remains of a Bristol Bolingbroke had been discovered in the province of Manitoba and donated to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (CATPM), which is aiming to put an example of the type in the air.

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‘Marine One’ finds new home in Texas

Former United States Marine Corps Sikorsky VH-3D Sea King 159358 was delivered on permanent loan to the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Texas on February 27, 2024.

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Military

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Rare ‘Silver Dragon’ TU-2S sighted

After almost three years of extensive maintenance by the USAF’s 9th Maintenance Group in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, TU-2S Dragon Lady, (80-1078/‘BB’), graced the skies once more.

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Army Flying Museum to put Apache AH1 on display

The Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop in Hampshire will soon have an Apache AH1 attack helicopter on permanent display, making it the only place in the UK where the public can see the variant.

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Commercial

Tecnam launches P2006T NG

Tecnam launched a new edition of its P2006T training aircraft at the AERO Friedrichshafen show in Germany, held over April 17 to 20, 2024.

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Airliner World June 2024

June 2024 issue of Airliner World in page-turning format is a bumper 132-page souvenir edition celebrating 40 years of Virgin Atlantic and featuring an exclusive by the airline's founder Sir Richard Branson

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Step aboard for a flight on Air Zimbabwe’s Boeing 737-200 – one of the last examples still flying

From the days of operating a modern and varied fleet, Air Zimbabwe is a shadow of its former self. Daniel Johnston steps onboard the airline’s last 737-200 to experience the thrill of flying one of the world’s few remaining Boeing Classics

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Ethiopian orders the Boeing 777X

Ethiopian Airlines is to purchase eight Boeing 777-9s, with options for up to 12 more.

Royal Jordanian adds A321 freighter

Royal Jordanian Airlines boosted its cargo capabilities in March 2024 when it introduced a new A321-200PF converted freighter.

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Flight Simulation

Lukla for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Aerosoft has announced Mt Everest Airports Vol. 1 – Lukla for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Golden Age Simulations’ Boeing Stearman

The Boeing Stearman taught most of the US Navy how to fly and provided plenty of crop dusters for barnstorming fun post World War Two. We take a look at Golden Age Simulations' version of this legendary aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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iniBuilds’ A300-600R review

The wide-body design and the use of modern materials put the Airbus A300 on the cutting edge of 1970s technology. We take a closer look at iniBuilds rendition of this high-performance airliner for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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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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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."