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Historic

Historic Aviation Quiz - The Boeing 747 edition

With February 9, 2024 marking the 55th anniversary of the first flight of Boeing’s world changing 747, we dedicate this week’s Historic Aviation Quiz to the incredible ‘Jumbo Jet’…

EXCLUSIVE: Could Sywell Airshow take this year's number one spot? We speak to Richard Grace.

We speak to Richard Grace about the Sywell Airshow, taking place in June 2024

Veteran, 102, gets airborne in Spitfire

Sqn Ldr Jack Hemmings has flown as a passenger with Biggin Hill-based Fly A Spitfire

New future beckons for Spanish Falcon

A Spanish example of the Dassault Falcon looks set for a second ‘life’ as an instructional airframe

Has Amelia Earhart’s Electra been found?

South Carolina sonar specialists Deep Sea Vision may have located the final resting place of Amelia Earhart’s long-lost Lockheed 10-E Electra Special

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Military

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First US fighter ace since Vietnam emerges in Red Sea conflict

As the skies over the Red Sea grow more volatile in light of recent attacks on international shipping in the region from Houthi-backed militants in Yemen, Capt Earl Ehrhart V – a USMC AV-8B Harrier II pilot – has intercepted and shot down seven confirmed Houthi drones since December 2023, becoming the first American fighter ace since the end of the Vietnam War

Hungary's first KC-390 airlifter takes flight

The first KC-390 Millennium tanker-transport for the Hungarian Air Force (HuAF) completed its maiden flight from Embraer’s Gavião Peixoto facility in Brazil on February 8, months later than was originally planned

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US Army axes FARA and UH-60V upgrade in favour of more UH-60Ms, CH-47Fs

The US Army revealed plans to rebalance its aviation modernisation investments on February 8, including the cancellation of its multi-billion dollar Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme – which was set to see a fly-off competition between Bell’s 360 Invictus and Sikorsky’s Raider X offerings in the near future – and also the axing of the service’s plan to upgrade hundreds of Black Hawks to UH-60V standard

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Commercial

Fresh woes for New Pacific Airlines

Anchorage, Alaska-based New Pacific Airlines cut Las Vegas from its network on January 1, 2024.

Delta adds Airbus A350-1000s

Delta Air Lines has ordered 20 Airbus A350-1000s, with options for a further 20.

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Saudi Arabia's Flynas eyes aircraft order

Saudi Arabian low-cost airline flynas aims to increase its firm aircraft orders to cover up to 250 airframes in 2024, Bander Almohanna, the carrier’s CEO and managing director has said.

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Wind shear to blame for TUI go-around incident

The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released its report into a sink rate/go-around incident involving a TUI Airways Boeing 737-8K5 on June 12, 2023.

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Start-up Global Airlines takes ownership of first A380

UK-based start-up Global Airlines announced in early February that it had acquired “full 100% ownership” of its first Airbus A380.

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Flight Simulation

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Microsoft’s Famous Flyer 7: Mitsubishi MU-2 review

The Mitsubishi MU-2 has earned a reputation for its speed and versatility, as well as being one of Japan’s most successful post-war era aircraft. We take a closer look at iniBuilds rendition of this high-performance twin for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Chisinau Airport for MSFS

MXI Design has announced Chisinau International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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SLH Sim Designs’ TXKF – L F Wade International review

In this review, we take a look at Bermuda Airport from SLH Sim Designs and see how it measures up using the following categories: imaging, enhancements and realism.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

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

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

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."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. 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."