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Historic

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“A damned interesting trip, but I wouldn’t want to do it again”

The verdict of one Lancaster pilot sums up Operation ‘Paravane’ well. In fact, September 1944’s strike on the German battleship Tirpitz, mounted from the USSR, did rather more damage than first thought — though Nos 9 and 617 Squadrons would have to attack it again

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ROCKET SCIENCE

While most of the British rocket fighter story is associated...

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INSIGHTS

Saro test pilot Peter Lamb remembered “an exceedingly pleasant...

MISS MONTANA MARKS ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY

The Missoula-based Museum of Mountain Flying Douglas C-47 N24320...

Last instructional Spitfire moves on

The last Supermarine Spitfire in the world to be used as an instructional airframe has a new home.

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Military

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How the Hellenic Air Force is still flying F-4 Phantoms after 50 years

After nearly 50 years in Hellenic service, the F-4 Phantom still remains a potent attack platform within the Mediterranean nation’s order of battle. Wiebe Karsten and Marco Muntz reveal how

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AIR International December 2021

The full issue in page-turning format

Spain orders three A330 MRTTs

The Spanish Ministry of Defence has signed a formal order for the acquisition of three Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft (MRTT)

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Commercial

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Chair-O-Planes

(Photo AirTeamImages.com/Christian Galliker) ZÜRICH-BASED...

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RwandAir expands into China and Israel

News Review • Africa/Middle East (Photo Airbus) ...

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American Selects A321XLR

News Review • Americas (Photo Airbus) AMERICAN...

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Vistara to Codeshare with United Airlines

(Photo AirTeamImages.com/Girish B) GURGAON-BASED VISTARA,...

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More 737 Problems

AS AIRLINER World went to press, US regulators disclosed a new...

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Flight Simulation

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DCS Spitfire LF Mk IX Operation Epsom

DCS Epsom Campaign Key features: •12 historic missions taken...

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! HINTS...

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Reality Check

From simulation to real world flying?An interview special In...

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Upcoming Events

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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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

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."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"