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Army Flying Museum to put Apache AH1 on display

The Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop in Hampshire will soon have an Apache AH1 attack helicopter on permanent display, making it the only place in the UK where the public can see the variant.

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Peashooter back in Californian skies

Boeing P-26A ‘Peashooter’ 33-123 (NX3378G) made its first public flight in nearly five years on March 2 at Chino, California.

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Aviation News June 2024

June 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format charts the history of the little jet that could - Italy’s AMX International A-11 Ghibli

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RNZAF Orion back together at Wigram

At Wigram, near Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand’s Lockheed P-3K2 Orion, NZ4203, has been reassembled following its 283-mile move by road from RNZAF Base Woodbourne during September 2023.

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Military

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First T-54As arrive at Corpus Christi

Textron Aviation delivered the first two T-54A multi-engine training system (METS) aircraft to Training Air Wing 4 (TAW-4) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, on April 18.

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Allies gather to celebrate 50 years of the F-16 and Tornado

On May 23, 2024, F-16s and Tornados launched from Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany to fly a formation to mark the 50th anniversary of both aircraft types first flights in 1974.

New groundbreaking mental health policy for USAF aircrew

The US Air Force has revised its mental health policy to allow aviators more flexibility and earlier access to treatment without compromising their flight status.

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Commercial

Aerobility adds Cornwall Airport Newquay to flying locations

Flying lessons for people with disabilities will be available from Cornwall Airport Newquay for a limited time in August 2024.

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Manchester Airport adds new airlines and routes

Manchester Airport is seeing the start and return of several new routes with the introduction of the summer 2024 airline schedule, with new destinations to Asia, Africa and Europe.

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First European women’s football team special scheme airliner

FC Barcelona and Vueling have revealed the design of the new ‘Barça Women aeroplane’, marking the first time a women's football team in Europe has had an airliner painted with their image.

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Aviation News June 2024

June 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format charts the history of the little jet that could - Italy’s AMX International A-11 Ghibli

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Flight Simulation

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PC Pilot Issue 151

Issue 151 of PC Pilot in page-turning format features VSKYLABS’ SR-71 Blackbird - a Spyplane for X-Plane 12 - as its cover star

Bundaberg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Impulse Simulations has announced Bundaberg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Old Warden Aerodrome for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest destination from Burning Blue Design is Old Warden Aerodrome for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships