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Exploits of 500 Squadron Avro Ansons over Dunkirk

While the cry of many of the troops stuck on the beaches at Dunkirk was ‘Where are the RAF?”, 500 Squadron and its near-obsolete Avro Anson Mk.Is were there in the thick of it. Robin Brooks recalls some of the unit’s most notable combat exploits during Operation Dynamo

Alaska Aviation Museum Grumman Goose flies

The Alaska Aviation Museum’s Grumman G-21 Goose, N789, made its first flight for 16 years following a six-month restoration at the Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage on 29 May.

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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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South Korea bids farewell to the F-4 Phantom

As the Republic of Korea Air Force marked the end for the venerable F-4, Dino van Doorn was at the official retirement ceremony in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

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Golden Age SPAD replica airborne

Twelve years after construction began, the Golden Age Air Museum SPAD XIII replica made its first flight proper from the grass strip at Bethel, Pennsylvania on 15 June, the machine having made a brief hop in early November last year.

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South Korea bids farewell to the F-4 Phantom

As the Republic of Korea Air Force marked the end for the venerable F-4, Dino van Doorn was at the official retirement ceremony in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

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Metrea acquires French air force Stratotanker fleet

Metrea has completed the acquisition of the French Air and Space Force’s (FASF) KC-/C-135 aerial refuelling fleet.

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RAF joins major exercises in Indo-Pacific

The Royal Air Force has sent aircraft and personnel to participate in two major exercises in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Commercial

Lufthansa Group purchase of ITA Airways stake approved

The European Commission (EC) has granted approval for the Lufthansa Group to acquire a 41% stake in ITA Airways with the view to a complete takeover in due course.

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Aurigny sells Embraer E195

Aurigny’s sole Embraer E195 has been sold to US-lessor Azorra.

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Embraer E190 freighter to debut at Farnborough  

Embraer will present its E190F, the new passenger-to-cargo conversion of the E190 regional jet, for the first time in public at the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow.

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Gatwick adds new routes for the summer

London Gatwick Airport’s busy summer period features a range of new routes.

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Turkish Airlines orders more Boeing 777 Freighters

Turkish Airlines has announced an order for four additional Boeing 777 Freighters, further expanding its capacity in the global air cargo market.

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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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NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian 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.

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

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."