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Historic

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Strike on the sea

It has been called the greatest air/sea U-boat battle of World War Two...

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The Aeroplane news from April 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back to see how The Aeroplane covered momentous events of April 1940...

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Top Gun 'T-Bird'

Highly polished and immaculate in every respect, Top Gun Voltige’s Canadair CT-133...

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Forever young: Portuguese Chipmunks

With the type approaching its 75th anniversary, it is remarkable that Portuguese Air Force student pilots are still going solo on the DHC Chipmunk...

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The Streetcar Line of the Virgin Islands

Beautiful flying boats serving sun-drenched Caribbean islands and a dash of Hollywood glamour - Antilles Air Boats seemed to have it all,...

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Military

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Adopting ASaC: Merlins take over Royal Navy surveillance role

Now responsible for covering the Royal Navy’s airborne surveillance and control mission, alongside its established maritime patrol helicopter roles, the Fleet Air Arm’s Merlin Helicopter Force is adapting to meet the challenges of a new operating environment, as we report

USAF to start retiring Joint STARS fleet this year

USAF authorisation has been granted for Air Combat Command and the Georgia ANG to begin divesting its Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint STARS fleet, beginning with four aircraft in FY22

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Flying Visit: USAF B-1B Bomber Task Force Europe deployment

The USAF showcased its indomitable Rockwell B-1B Lancer’s global reach and lethality during its recent Bomber Task Force Europe deployment. Ashley Wallace reports

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Commercial

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Spanish Night Owl

Vitoria Airport comes alive when the sun goes down. Sebastian...

Rocket drop

Mark Broadbent reports on a significant milestone for Virgin...

Testing times 75 years of ARDU

Nigel Pittaway provides an overview of Australia’s Aircraft...

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Menzies Scoops Air China Deal

GLOBAL AVIATION logistics specialist, Menzies Aviation has won...

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A Further Frontier

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL (MIA) will welcome a host of new routes from...

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Flight Simulation

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Back to Basics - Series 2, Lesson 3

Executing your flight plan

PC Pilot Issue 119 Downloads

Specially selected freeware and videos of flight sims reviewed in the January-February 2019 issue.

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Drzewiecki Design’s Seattle Airports Airports X

A round-robin trip visiting Seattle’s...

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, United States

US Marine Corps airshow

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."