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Historic

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HOOKS' TOURS - PILATUS P2

Given that its first flight took place on 27 April 1945, it was unsurprising the Pilatus P2 bore the appearance of a wartime design with Germanic overtones ...

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'We could hardly believe it'

No wonder Ray Parer and John McIntosh were so dumbfounded...

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PROVING A POINT - BAC 221

It was an aircraft that led a double life...

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A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY - Air Transport Auxiliary

A world of opportunity was how the late Lettice Curtis described flying as a ferry pilot for the Air Transport Auxiliary.

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The Aeroplane News from February 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered momentous events of 1940...

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Military

F-35A officially wins Finland’s HX programme

On December 10 the government of Finland authorised the Finnish Defence Forces to sign a procurement contract for 64 F-35A Block 4 multi-role fighters with the US Government

First Brazilian Federal Police Embraer E175 delivered

During a ceremony in the Coordenação de Aviação (CAV – Aviation Co-ordination) hangar at Brasilia International Airport on December 8, the first of two Embraer E175s (ERJ170-200STDs) for Brazil’s Departmento de Policia Federal (DPF – Federal Police Department) was handed over

Philippines to buy 32 more S-70i Black Hawks

A further 32 Polish-built Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters are to be purchased to supplement the Philippine Air Force (PAF) fleet

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Commercial

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Airliner Deliveries

The latest commercial aircraft deliveries from manufacturers...

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Pushing the Envelope

While the term is more closely associated with their military...

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Departure Gate

Information for the traveller. End of a Super Jumbo JAVIER...

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TRAINING FUTURE PILOTS

A new name and a new training centre, L3Harris Technologies received...

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A Tropical Adventure

Airliner World’s regular correspondent Sebastian Schmitz travelled...

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Flight Simulation

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Ultimate 787 takes flight for Prepar3D

QualityWings has announced the Ultimate 787 Collection for Prepar3D...

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Just Flight’s C152

Cessna’s all-time popular trainer

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Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 6

Settling down in the cruise

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Upcoming Events

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."

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

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...".

Southport Air Show

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Southport, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "The annual Air Show takes place on Southport beach and is a weekend packed with entertainment! If you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids, as well as the flying programme, there is plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, climbing walls, assault courses and plenty more!"

AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."