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Historic

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Mosquito T43 flies at Ardmore

On 18 March, former Royal New Zealand Air Force de Havilland Mosquito T43 NZ2308 — the fourth Mosquito to emerge from the Avspecs workshops at Ardmore, Auckland — took to the air with leading American warbird pilot Steve Hinton at the controls.

Historic Aviation Quiz

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BIG year for Meteor WS778!

Work to bring Meteor NF(T).14 WS788 back to life continues apace at Elvington’s Yorkshire Air Museum (YAM) near York…

Vast RCAF gallery on show as book launch beckons

An art exhibition has been launched as a special book celebrating the centenary of the RCAF is due for publication by CANAV books later this year

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Aeroplane May 2024

May 2024 issue of Aeroplane in page-turning format features UK Aviation Museums 2024 - your complete, updated guide to the UK's aviation collections

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First US Army C-27J begins upgrade in Italy

The first of seven US Army-operated C-27J Spartan tactical transports to undergo the C-27J 1.2+ avionics update departed Pope Army Airfield in North Carolina on February 19.

The Monday Military Quiz 189

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

Atlas: Airbus’s tactical titan

In the first of a two-part feature, Joe Campion looks at the A400M’s development and how initial operators utilised the airlifter in multiple disciplines

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Commercial

Record Stansted Airport passenger numbers

London Stansted Airport registered its busiest-ever year in 2023/24, new figures show.

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First E-Jet Freighter flies

Embraer has flown the first E190F conversion from its São José dos Campos facility in Brazil.

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Royal Jordanian inducts inaugural E2s

Royal Jordanian Airlines’ first two Embraer E195-E2s have joined the fleet. In total, eight examples are expected to operate on RJ’s short and medium-range routes.

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Airlander 10 starts certification

Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has formally begun the process of applying for a type certification for its in-development Airlander 10 aircraft, which it says is “designed to be the world’s most efficient large aircraft”.

Repercussions from Boeing 737 MAX delivery delays

Airlines are having to change fleet plans to cope with delivery delays of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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Flight Simulation

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Golden Age Simulations’ Boeing Stearman

The Boeing Stearman taught most of the US Navy how to fly and provided plenty of crop dusters for barnstorming fun post World War Two. We take a look at Golden Age Simulations' version of this legendary aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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iniBuilds’ A300-600R review

The wide-body design and the use of modern materials put the Airbus A300 on the cutting edge of 1970s technology. We take a closer look at iniBuilds rendition of this high-performance airliner for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Maxx Tech’s HOTAS Pro Flight Combo Kit

In this review, we take a look at Maxx Tech’s first hardware controller designed specifically for flight simulation. Dubbed the HOTAS Flight Combo Kit, the unit consists of a flight stick and a throttle quadrant aimed at the beginner/intermediary flight simulation enthusiast.

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Upcoming Events

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

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."

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

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."

Hollomon Airshow 2024 Legacy of Liberty

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Holloman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow