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Historic

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

Writing on the wall for Swiss Hunter

Hunterverein Obersimmental has confirmed the grounding of its 1959-built Hawker Hunter F.58 after two decades of operation

Win! a Signed print of Mosquito BMk.25 by Michael Rondot

The well-known aviation artist Michael Rondot has release a new painting called de Havilland Mosquito. The print is signed by three wartime Mosquito veterans

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Military

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Bahrain’s first F-16C/D Block 70s on delivery

The first three F-16C/D Block 70 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters for the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) departed Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Greenville, South Carolina, on their delivery flight to Shaikh Isa Air Base, Bahrain, on March 6.

‘Bats’ complete final EC-130H sortie

The USAF’s 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS) ‘Bats’ – a part of Air Combat Command’s 55th Electronic Combat Group (ECG) – marked a major milestone in its transition to the new Gulfstream G550-based EA-37B Compass Call electronic attack (EA) aircraft on February 15, when the unit completed its final flight with the legacy EC-130H Compass Call (pictured) at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.

F-35 achieves major production, nuclear milestones

The Pentagon’s Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, William A LaPlante, formally approved the US-led Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program – the development project behind the F-35 Lightning II – to finally move into full-rate production (FRP), following the attainment of the type’s Milestone C landmark, writes Tom Kaminski.

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50 years of British Airways

It is 50 years since British Airways in its current guise was created by the merger of BOAC and BEA. Bernie Baldwin takes a look at events since then and what the airline has in store

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Airliner World May 2024

May 2024 issue of Airliner World in page-turning format hails the 'Queen of the Skies' in a feature looking at classic Boeing 747s still flying around the world

MRO Americas 2024

As the industry gathers in Chicago for MRO Americas, Airliner World presents a special supplement in page turning format on some of the region’s leading players

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ETOPS extension for Embraer E2s

Embraer has secured 120-minute extended-range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) approval for its E190-E2 and E195-E2 jets.

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‘Baby Boom’ takes flight

Boom Supersonic, the company attempting to build the world’s fastest airliner, successfully flew its technology demonstrator, the XB-1, for the first time on March 22

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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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Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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US Navy 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."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

Bagotville International Air Show

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Royal Canadian Air Force airshow