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Aviation News August 2024

August 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format turns the spotlight towards the forthcoming Farnborough Airshow and sees Mark Broadbent battling through a wilderness of jargon to explain how to place an aircraft order

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Catalina to visit Scotland to honour VC pilots

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of two Catalina pilots being awarded the Victoria Cross in 1944, PBY-5A Catalina, G-PBYA, is to visit a number of locations in Scotland.

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Unique Tornado F2 TIARA to fly again

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Jared ‘ROOK’ Isaacman confirmed that he has added a Panavia Tornado F2 to his collection.

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Aeroplane August 2024

August 2024 issue of Aeroplane in page-turning format features a 48-page special to mark the 70th anniversary of the English Electric Lightning

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Military

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Brazil uses A-1Ms to assess flood damage

The Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB; Brazilian Air Force) conducted a vital aerial reconnaissance mission over Rio Grande do Sul on May 9 in support of Operation Taquari 2 – a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) operation that was launched after the Brazilian state was devastated by mass flooding.

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Special F-16 scheme honours F-117 Nighthawk

A US Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 8th Fighter Squadron ‘Black Sheep’ at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico now wears a matt-black paint scheme to honour the F-117 Nighthawk.

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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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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.

Freighters and Cargo Airlines Quiz

Test your knowledge of freighters and cargo airlines

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Aviation News August 2024

August 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format turns the spotlight towards the forthcoming Farnborough Airshow and sees Mark Broadbent battling through a wilderness of jargon to explain how to place an aircraft order

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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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Flight Simulation

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Cockspur’s Phenom 100 review

The Phenom 100 is part of a growing trend in aviation that has emerged in the last decade for Very Light Jets that offer luxury transport and modern technology. In this review, we test fly Cockspur's rendition of this popular aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

New York LaGuardia Airport released

Scenery developer MK Studios has released KLGA - New York LaGuardia Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Graphics card upgrade

Using a high-performance graphics card plays an important part in achieving high frame rates in Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this feature, we look at the performance benefits of upgrading from the NVIDIA RTX 3060 to the more recent RTX 4070S.

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Upcoming Events

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."