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Historic

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D-Day Spitfire pilot flies again with Boultbee

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Jim Schofield and Alan...

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New owner sought for European Sea Fury

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Hawker Sea Fury FB.11...

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Fokker replica emerges from workshop

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE A potentially airworthy...

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Royal opening for Army Flying Museum

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Sopwith Pup N5195 on...

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PACIFIC FIGHTER

WORLD WAR TWO ‘KIWI’ FIGHTER PILOT GUY NEWTON AND HIS...

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Military

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IN PICTURES: USAF B-1Bs perform maritime mission over Europe

USAF-operated Rockwell B-1B Lancers from the 9th EBS conducted air-to-air refuelling operations ahead of a counter maritime mission with NATO allies and partner nations in the Black Sea region on October 19. We joined the 100th ARW to witness the in-flight refuelling first-hand

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Norway to retire F-16 fleet by year end

The Royal Norwegian Air Force will retire its fleet of F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons by the end of the year leaving the service reliant on its new F-35A stealth fighter for all fixed-wing combat duties from 2022 onwards

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First two Kuwaiti Eurofighters take flight

The first pair of two-seat Eurofighter Typhoons destined for the Kuwait Air Force completed their long awaited maiden flights from Leonardo’s Torino-Caselle Nord facility, near Turin in northern Italy, during the afternoon of October 15

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Commercial

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Bombardier Forms New Aviation Arm

BOMBARDIER IS to consolidate its aerospace divisions into a single...

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Royal Air A Class of its Own

Dirk Grothe is reacquainted with a former staple of inter-European...

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Canada’s New Flag Carrier?

With the launch of three-class Dreamliner operations across the...

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A Century in 74 Years

IN ACCEPTING its seventh Airbus A330-900 on May 18, TAP Air Portugal’s...

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In brief

Yamal Airlines has cancelled the ten Sukhoi SuperJet 100 options...

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Flight Simulation

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sim-wings MALAGA X

The long-awaited rendition of Malaga Airport

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Cockpit Building

In this issue, Jessica takes a look at the Pro Sim: A320 cockpit...

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Carenado DO228 100 HD SERIES

The aircraft that can go anywhere!

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Upcoming Events

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.

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."