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Historic

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

Waco set for full return to flight in Idaho

A rare 1937-built Waco EGC-7 Cabin class biplane has been donated to The Spirit of Flight Foundation museum in Nampa, Idaho

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Courage beyond praise - the story of B-17 ‘Ten Horsepower’

Attempting to land a stricken Flying Fortress, two crewmen died attempting to save their badly injured captain. Dominic Ward salutes a tremendous act of heroism

Dragon Rapide progress at Old Warden

The classic machine was one of several on display at a special open day last month

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Military

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NASA DC-8 retirement

NASA will shortly retire its DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory after 37 years of missions.

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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.

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Commercial

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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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Profit pressure at KLM

KLM warned of fleet challenges and constraints at its Amsterdam base in its annual results for 2023.

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Flight Simulation

Lukla for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Aerosoft has announced Mt Everest Airports Vol. 1 – Lukla for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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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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Upcoming Events

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."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

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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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

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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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow