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Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation ends operations

The Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation (DHHF) has announced it will close down its operations and divest its Hawker Hunter T.68 G-EHLW (marked as ‘N-322’).

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Spitfires leave UK for Australia and Turkey

The only single-seat Spitfire VIII in the UK, Maxi Gainza’s MV154/G-BKMI was flown from Duxford to Sywell on 4 May for dismantling ready for export to a new owner in Australia, where it is understood it will be repainted soon after arrival.

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Curtiss P-40E Warhawk makes public debut in Belgium

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk OO-WHK made its first public flying appearance in Belgium during the annual Stampe Fly-in at Antwerp-Deurne airport on 11 May.

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D-Day Postal Hurricanes

Although the Hurricane was relegated to minor roles on D-Day, the veteran type played a significant part by delivering mail in the days that followed, as Andrew Thomas recounts

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Veteran reunited with Stow Maries Tiger Moth

RAF veteran Flt Lt John Cooper celebrated an impressive anniversary at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Essex on April 14.

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USMC Harriers and Ospreys deploy to Sweden for BALTOPS

Four US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier IIs and the same number of MV-22B Ospreys stopped for fuel at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk on Sunday, June 9, 2024 en-route from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) to Sweden for Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 24.

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First-ever Ramstein 1v1 fighter exercise

Fourth and fifth-generation fighter aircraft from nine NATO countries recently participated in a basic fighter manoeuvres (BFM) exercise at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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A Belgian F-35 gets airborne for the first time

The third F-35A Lightning II to be produced for the Belgian Air Force (BAF) carried out its maiden flight from Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 14.

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TUI paints Boeing 737 in mixed retro scheme

To mark its 50th anniversary, TUI fly Deutschland went back in time with a special colour scheme for Boeing 737 MAX 8, D-AMAH (c/n 44629).

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Is the WIZZ MultiPass the start of a trend?

Wizz Air has introduced its WIZZ MultiPass subscription plan to the United Kingdom, expanding the airline's fixed-price travel model to UK travellers.

Swiss International installs AeroSHARK drag reduction

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has completed a world first after installing AeroSHARK drag reduction technology to its 12-strong Boeing 777-300ER fleet.

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Airbus strikes Saudia deal

The Saudia Group has placed an order with Airbus for 105 A320neo Family aircraft.

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Flight Simulation

NAS Key West Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Skydesigners has released KNQX NAS Key West Airport v2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Lisbon Airport for MSFS now available

The latest destination from FeelThere is LPPT Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Tornado ready for take-off

Aircraft developer IndiaFoxtEcho has announced the Tornado multi-role combat aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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