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Historic

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Countering the 1940 night blitz - desperate times, desperate measures

With the onset of the night blitz in autumn 1940, German bombers were operating over Britain with virtual impunity. Something, almost anything, needed to be done. Steve Richards explains

Volunteers to go behind the scenes at Stow Maries

An award-winning museum in Essex is giving potential volunteers a chance to enjoy a ‘behind the scenes’ experience

Piasecki taking shape at Helicopter Museum

Weston-super-Mare’s Helicopter Museum is continuing to make progress on its restoration of Piasecki H-21C FR41

Classic airliner repainted in Berkshire

The Museum of Berkshire Aviation’s Handley Page Dart Herald G-APWA has been professionally repainted by Cladspray Solutions

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FlyPast May 2024

May 2024 issue of FlyPast in page-turning format puts the spotlight on Goodyear FG-1D Corsair NZ5648, which has taken to New Zealand skies once again after a six-year hiatus

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Military

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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

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 187

How well do you know your military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz below...

VIDEO: Formation farewell for Apache AH1

The career of the Army Air Corps Apache AH1 came to an end at Wattisham Airfield, Suffolk on March 25.

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Commercial

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AIR International April 2024

April 2024 issue of AIR International in page-turning format features Gulfstream’s G700 and G800 series - offering comfort, range, and performance to business aviation

GALLERY: Cuban classic airliners from 1995

In the March 2024 issue of Aviation News, Richard Vandervord shares a selection of classic commercial airliners from a 1995 trip to Cuba

The story of First-class air travel

From a new special Key Publishing magazine called ‘Luxury Air Travel’, Alex Preston in this article examines the development of first-class air travel over the decades

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On board Air India's first Airbus A350 flight

After decades of struggles, Air India is looking forward to positive new beginnings, including the highly anticipated introduction of its brand new Airbus A350 fleet. Siddharth Ganesh reports on the type’s inaugural service.

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Canadian Classic Boeing 737 comeback

Canadian charter carrier Nolinor Aviation has announced plans to restore its Boeing 737-200 fleet to pre-pandemic levels.

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Flight Simulation

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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…

Sydney Seaplanes released

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

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Upcoming Events

Royal Canadian Air Force - Cold Lake Air Show

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Cold Lake, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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Anchorage, United States

US military airshow

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow