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Historic

Veteran, 102, gets airborne in Spitfire

Sqn Ldr Jack Hemmings has flown as a passenger with Biggin Hill-based Fly A Spitfire

New future beckons for Spanish Falcon

A Spanish example of the Dassault Falcon looks set for a second ‘life’ as an instructional airframe

Has Amelia Earhart’s Electra been found?

South Carolina sonar specialists Deep Sea Vision may have located the final resting place of Amelia Earhart’s long-lost Lockheed 10-E Electra Special

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When the RAF flew two Chipmunks around the world

It was the ultimate celebration of the DHC Chipmunk: an around-the-world flight by the RAF. A quarter of a century on, we recall Exercise ‘Northern Venture’ — strange fuels, wild horses, Russian extortion and more…

The Last Lightning Show at Binbrook

RAF BINBROOK – AUGUST 22, 1987 Brian Hodgson recalls an historic event that was a fitting farewell to the charismatic Lightning, despite rain and low cloud.

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 181

Welcome to the 181st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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First three Greek MH-60R Seahawks nearing delivery

The first three Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks for the Hellenic Navy are a step closer to delivery after

Lockheed Martin rolls out first C-130J-30 for New Zealand

Lockheed Martin formally rolled out the first of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical transports for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) at its production facility in Marietta, Georgia, on February 15

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Commercial

Fresh woes for New Pacific Airlines

Anchorage, Alaska-based New Pacific Airlines cut Las Vegas from its network on January 1, 2024.

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Wind shear to blame for TUI go-around incident

The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released its report into a sink rate/go-around incident involving a TUI Airways Boeing 737-8K5 on June 12, 2023.

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Start-up Global Airlines takes ownership of first A380

UK-based start-up Global Airlines announced in early February that it had acquired “full 100% ownership” of its first Airbus A380.

Dawn of a new supersonic age?

In a recent Key Publishing special magazine called ‘21st Century Airliners’, Mark Broadbent examines the contenders and challenges of building new supersonic commercial aircraft

ULTIMATE UK GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN AIRLINES QUIZ!

This week, we take a trip down memory lane and test your knowledge of some of the UK’s gone but not forgotten airlines. Over the years, many airlines have come and gone; some have been more successful than others, but all have left their mark on the country's aviation scene. Good luck!

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Flight Simulation

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Microsoft’s Famous Flyer 7: Mitsubishi MU-2 review

The Mitsubishi MU-2 has earned a reputation for its speed and versatility, as well as being one of Japan’s most successful post-war era aircraft. We take a closer look at iniBuilds rendition of this high-performance twin for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Chisinau Airport for MSFS

MXI Design has announced Chisinau International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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SLH Sim Designs’ TXKF – L F Wade International review

In this review, we take a look at Bermuda Airport from SLH Sim Designs and see how it measures up using the following categories: imaging, enhancements and realism.

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Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

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."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Duxford Flying Evening

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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."