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Gyrocopters saved at Newark Air Museum

Campbell-Bensen B.8M gyrocopter G-ASNY, previously on loan to Newark Air Museum, has now been bequeathed to the venue through the will of its late owner, Roger Light.

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Roadworks could force Stow Maries airfield closure

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Europe's largest surviving World War One airfield, is facing permanent closure because the main access public road to the site has been closed without warning.

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Lake Michigan Grumman Wildcat restored for display

Staff at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan, have completed an 11-year restoration of Grumman FM-2 Wildcat 57039 (also see May 2024 issue of FlyPast).

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Sea Harrier and Lynx arrive in Falklands for display

The Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust (FINMT) has received BAE Systems Sea Harrier F/A.2 ZH801 and Westland Lynx HMA.8SRU XZ725 following an epic journey by the two aircraft from the United Kingdom to the South Atlantic.

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Military

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USAF KC-46A Pegasus flies around the world non-stop

A US Air Force Boeing KC-46A Pegasus has completed the first non-stop westbound flight around the world by the type.

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Boeing delivers first CH-47F Block II Chinook to US Army

Boeing announced on July 1 that it had delivered the first CH-47F Block II Chinook to the US Army, marking a significant milestone in the modernisation programme of the Army's heavy-lift capabilities.

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End of a chapter for MH-139A Grey Wolf as it leaves Eglin AFB

The MH-139A Grey Wolf left Eglin Air Force Base for the last time on June 27 signalling its transition to a combat-capable aircraft under Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC).

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Commercial

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WestJet launches third transatlantic route to Edinburgh

Canadian carrier WestJet started a new transatlantic route on June 21 with the introduction of a summer seasonal flight from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Edinburgh.

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Arajet receives tenth Boeing 737 MAX as it eyes expansion

The Dominican Republic carrier Arajet has taken delivery of its tenth Boeing 737 MAX, HI1101, as it develops a programme of expansion across the Caribbean as well as North and South America.

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Ethiopian Airlines opens new domestic terminal

Africa’s largest carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has opened a new domestic terminal at its main base at Addis Ababa/Bole International Airport.

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Cebu Pacific signs MoU for huge A321neo order

Cebu Pacific has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus to purchase 152 A321neos.

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Flight Simulation

OV-10 Bronco takes flight in MSFS

Aircraft developer AzurPoly has announced the OV-10 Bronco for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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.

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Upcoming Events

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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

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

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Airshow

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

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."