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Army Flying Museum to put Apache AH1 on display

The Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop in Hampshire will soon have an Apache AH1 attack helicopter on permanent display, making it the only place in the UK where the public can see the variant.

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Peashooter back in Californian skies

Boeing P-26A ‘Peashooter’ 33-123 (NX3378G) made its first public flight in nearly five years on March 2 at Chino, California.

Historic Aviation Quiz

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Aviation News June 2024

June 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format charts the history of the little jet that could - Italy’s AMX International A-11 Ghibli

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Philippine Mars to join Pima Air and Space Museum

Coulson Aviation’s Philippine Mars flying boat – one of only five Martin JRM Mars ever produced – is to be donated to Arizona’s Pima Air and Space Museum later this year.  

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Viper Demo Team marks 50 years of the F-16 with retro scheme

The US Air Force F-16 Viper Demo Team has unveiled a 50th anniversary paint scheme for the 2024 airshow season.The F-16C Block 50D Fighting Falcon s/n 91-0395/SW from the 55th Fighter Squadron of the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina now wears a red, white and blue scheme honouring the YF-16 prototype.

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North East Land, Sea and Air Museums receive 100 Sqn Hawk

On May 13, 2024, a ceremony was held at the North East Land, Sea and Air Museums (NELSAM) to unveil a former 100 Sqn RAF Hawk T1 as a new exhibit.

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Vueling adds six new UK routes for the summer

Vueling has launched six new routes from the UK as part of its summer schedule.

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IndiGo places large A350-900 order

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has placed a firm order for 30 Airbus A350-900s.

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport reopening moves a step closer

The battle to reopen Doncaster Sheffield Airport to commercial operations has moved a step closer after the council signed a 125-year lease for the site.

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AAIB releases eVTOL VA-1X Kemble accident report

On May 2, 2024 the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) published a report into the August 9, 2023 accident involving Vertical Aerospace VA-1X G-EVTL at Cotswold Airport (Kemble) in Gloucestershire.

Aerobility adds Cornwall Airport Newquay to flying locations

Flying lessons for people with disabilities will be available from Cornwall Airport Newquay for a limited time in August 2024.

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Flight Simulation

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Drzewiecki Design’s Boeing Field review

This time, we explore Drzewiecki Design’s rendition of Boeing Field.

Lelystad Airport for MSFS

Scenery developer Papa Hotel has announced Lelystad Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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iniBuilds’ Leeds Bradford Airport (EGNM)

In this review, we travel to the north of England and explore iniBuilds' rendition of Lees Bradford Airport, located in the heart of Yorkshire.

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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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

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."

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."

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."