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Historic

Chipmunk pair find new homes in Belgium

Two DHC Chipmunks are under new ownership in Belgium

Shuttleworth to start season with a belter

Fury biplane among stars lined up for Best of British show

Historic '9/11' Cessna for USAF museum

Ex-Civil Air Patrol 172 becomes latest exhibit at Wright-Patterson

Historic Aviation Quiz: The Vulcan Edition

The mighty Avro Vulcan - how much do you know about the world-famous delta?

Polikarpov returns to flight in Spain

There was good news for the Spanish historic aircraft scene recently when a rare Polikarpov returned to the skies

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Military

The Monday Military Quiz 191

How well do you know your military aircraft? Test yourself here...

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Dyess Lancers wrap up first Morón B-1 deployment

Four US Air Force Rockwell B-1B Lancers from the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas recently completed a month-long deployment to Morón Air Base in Spain.

Famous Test Pilot Anatoly Nikolaevich Kvochur – 1952-2024

Once described as “a pilot by the grace of God”, world renowned Soviet, later Russian, test pilot Anatoly Nikolaevich Kvochur died at the age of 71 following a long illness on April 16, 2024.

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Commercial

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Qantas welcomes Airbus A220

Qantas introduced the carrier’s first two Airbus A220-300s on March 1, 2024. The carrier’s QantasLink subsidiary operated aircraft, VH-X4A (c/n 55253) and VH-X4B (c/n 55269), from Melbourne to Canberra and Brisbane.

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Sikorsky to flight-test HEX

Sikorsky plans to flight-test a distinctive new aircraft called HEX – a hybrid-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) demonstrator with a tilt-wing.

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C919 goes on tour

The COMAC C919 airliner, China’s equivalent of the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737, travelled beyond its home country for the first time in February 2024 as the manufacturer began a sales tour.

KLM tweaks livery for A321neo arrival

Dutch flag carrier KLM has unveiled a livery update for its incoming Airbus A321neo fleet.

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Aviation News May 2024

May 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format headlines with Little Jets in the East End and finds out why London City and Embraer are a perfect match

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Flight Simulation

Sydney Seaplanes released

Pyramid 8 Studios has announced YRAY Sydney Seaplanes for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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VSKYLABS’ SR-71 Blackbird

Always looking to produce detailed models of stunning-looking unique aircraft, VSKYLABS has released its SR-71-TB Blackbird for X-Plane 12. We find out what it can be like to fly at over Mach 3 at more than 70,000ft.

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Back to Basics - Series 4, Lesson 13

This time, we take a look at some key terms and aids that will assist you in nailing those perfect hand-flown ILS approaches.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

CANCELLED - Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

CANCELLED - The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."