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120 Years of Powered Flight

To mark the 120th anniversary of the first powered flight by the Wright brothers on December 17, 1903, this week we bring you content featuring ground-breaking aircraft that have been at the forefront of aeronautical innovation

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Historic

Spitfires and Red Arrows salute RAF Mildenhall!

Established in 1930, RAF Mildenhall was used during World War II and is still in use today. A quartet of Supermarine Spitfires led the celebrations…

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Aviation News October 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's historic aviation quiz is here! Have a go and let us know how you get on!

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Glory Days in New York: JFK in the 1960s

The terraces at New York’s Idlewild Airport, renamed John F Kennedy International in December 1963...

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Varig Rise and Fall

Founded in the 1920s, Varig became Brazil’s biggest and best-known airline...

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Military

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Poland's NATO Baltic Air Policing mission report

Poland’s Military Contingency Orlik 10, deployed to Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, is midway through the 58th rotation of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission. Bartosz Głowacki reports

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In pictures: MiG-21 action at Croatia’s Zagreb-Pleso

Chris Lofting caught up with some MiG-21 action in the winter sun at Croatia’s Zagreb-Pleso in January

Flying different variants of the F-111

In the second part of our interview with Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) he details his flying career and the main differences between variants of F-111

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Commercial

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Flybe Fiasco: An undignified end

Even before the full scale of the coronavirus crisis became clear,...

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COVID-19: Lombardy Lockdown

Italy was hit hard early on by COVID-19 as it spread across Europe....

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Airliner World 250: Fourteen years at the helm

Airliner World’s first editor, Tony Dixon, recounts some of the more interesting trips...

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United Airlines' UK and Ireland boss interview

In recent years United Airlines has reinvented itself by investing in its fleet, people, and background infrastructure. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak,Airliner World’s Gordon Smith visited the carrier’s UK headquarters to chat with Bob Schumacher, the company’s managing director for UK & Ireland.

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COVID-19: View from the Middle East

Dominated by the ‘big three’ of Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad, the region’s aviation industry has not escaped the global COVID-19 crisis....

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Flight Simulation

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Baron’s Combat Corner

Air Combat Simulation for beginners...

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Round-Robin of the South of England

Joe Lavery visits three small airfields.

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Aeroplane Heaven’s Cessna 140

Aeroplane Heaven's Cessna 140

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