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Historic

B-17G crash memorial ceremony

A commemorative ceremony will be held in the town of Cornebarrieu, near Toulouse in southwest France, on May 7, 2024 to remember a US Army Air Force navigator killed on a June 1944 mission.

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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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Landing gear fitted to Argentine Ju 52

The restoration of a Junkers Ju 52/3mge (msn 4043) – formerly the Argentine Air Force’s T-158 – passed a new milestone on March 26 with the installation of its main landing gear.

Win RIAT tickets, worth £150

AirForces Monthly and Combat Aircraft Journal have teamed up with the Royal International Air Tattoo to offer one lucky reader a pair of general admission tickets, worth £150, for Sunday, July 21. 

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D-Day Spitfire operations

Spitfires flew on operations throughout D-Day, fulfilling a variety of crucial roles. Andrew Thomas details a memorable day for all involved

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Military

Tiger Meet participants announced

This year’s NATO Tiger Meet will be hosted by Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 51 at Schleswig Air Base in northern Germany from June 3 to June 13.

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Spain’s Freedom Fighters of Talavera

Like many European air forces, the Spanish Air and Space Force faces training shortfalls. Patrick Roegies and Jochem Manders visit Talavera La Real, home of the mighty SF-5Ms to discover how these issues are being overcome

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USAF revives Cold War designation for ‘Blue Foxes’

In a surprise move, the 354th Fighter Wing’s 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) ‘Blue Foxes’ – a part of the USAF’s Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) command – was redesignated as the 18th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS) at Eielson AFB, Alaska, on February 2.

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Commercial

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Manchester Airport adds new airlines and routes

Manchester Airport is seeing the start and return of several new routes with the introduction of the summer 2024 airline schedule, with new destinations to Asia, Africa and Europe.

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First European women’s football team special scheme airliner

FC Barcelona and Vueling have revealed the design of the new ‘Barça Women aeroplane’, marking the first time a women's football team in Europe has had an airliner painted with their image.

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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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British Airways restarts flights to the capital of the UAE

British Airways made its return to Abu Dhabi on April 21, 2024 resuming the route to Zayed International Airport after a four-year hiatus.

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Flight Simulation

Palm Beach for Microsoft Flight Simulator

BMWorld and AmSim have released KPBI Palm Beach International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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iniBuilds’ OMDB Dubai International reviewed

Yet again, prolific scenery developer iniBuilds has released another major airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This time, we travel to Dubai and explore its superb rendition of this iconic destination.

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​Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XVI: Caribbean

So here we have another monumental update from Asobo. This time, it depicts the beautiful islands of the Caribbean…

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