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Historic

WIN A Spitfire Flight worth £2975!

Flypast, Aeroplane Monthly and Britain at War magazines have teamed up with Spitfires.com to give one lucky reader the chance to win a flight in a Spitfire.

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Prototype Jackaroo back in the air

The prototype Thruxton Jackaroo, G-AOEX (c/n 86483), has been restored to airworthiness for the first time in almost 60 years. The aircraft made its first post-restoration flight in February with Dan Griffith at the controls, and has since been issued with a permit to fly.

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‘Wings over Windermere’ exhibition set to open

Charity The Lakes Flying Company is setting up a permanent exhibition called ‘Wings over Windermere’ at Windermere Library to tell the story of the Waterbird, the first successful British seaplane.

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Main access road to Stow Maries re-opened as aerodrome fights for survival

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is again accessible through its primary entrance on Hackman’s Lane in Purleigh, Essex, providing a crucial lifeline in its ongoing struggle for survival.

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Military

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Ukraine to gain Swedish AEW&C aircraft

In its 16th and largest military support package to Ukraine since the start of Russia’s invasion in February 2022, the Swedish government has confirmed it will donate a pair of S 100D Argus (ASC 890) airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, to strengthen its collective air-defence (AD) capabilities.

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Farnborough International Airshow 2024 aircraft listing

This year’s Farnborough International Airshow takes place between July 22 to 26 and once again a wide variety of aircraft types are scheduled to attend.

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Commercial

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FARNBOROUGH: 50 ME-1A amphibious aircraft ordered by India’s MEHAIR

Maritime Energy Heli Air Services Pvt Ltd (MEHAIR) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with US-based Mallard Enterprises for the purchase of 50 ME-1A amphibious aircraft.

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FARNBOROUGH: Drukair opts for more Airbuses to expand international network

Drukair - Royal Bhutan Airlines, the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bhutan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for A320neos and A321XLRs.

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Virgin Atlantic to stop serving mainland China

Virgin Atlantic will drop its Shanghai service – its sole link to mainland China – on October 26, after 25 years of operating the route.

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Airbus A321XLR receives EASA certification

Airbus has secured European certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the A321XLR.

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FARNBOROUGH: Major Korean Air widebody order

On the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow it has been announced that Korean Air is to buy up to 50 widebody jets from Boeing.

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Flight Simulation

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PC Pilot Issue 152

Issue 152 July-August of PC Pilot in page-turning format features a review of SC Designs’ 1960s fighter F-5E Tiger II for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Halifax Stanfield Airport for MSFS upgraded

FSimStudios has released version 2 of CYHZ Halifax Stanfield International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Tomahawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Just Flight has announced the PA-38 Tomahawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."