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Historic

Aeroplane archive May 1940 Feature Premium

News from May 1940

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

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How the YF-12 interceptor was revealed in secret to the UK

When US President Lyndon Johnson announced the existence of a high-speed, high-flying Lockheed interceptor...

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Lieutenant Kelly's boots

The footwear of US Army Lt George E. M. Kelly features prominently...

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Aeroplane meets Steve Jones

It was no surprise when this outstanding aviator took so readily...

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Four fighting Fairchilds

Even with more than 2,200 Fairchild F-24s built and extensive military service...

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Military

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Behind-the-scenes with the USAF 56th Rescue Squadron

As the 56th RQS is on the verge of a new deployment to the Middle East, Air Forces Monthly visit the squadron for an update on its activities

UK MOD goes for sustainability in BAe 146 replacement

The UK Ministry of Defence will acquire two Dassault 900LX business jets to replace the outgoing BAe 146 fleet in the Command Support Air Transport role

Brazil moves to acquire the V-BAT drone

Shield AI has announced that it has signed a contract with VSK Tactical, through reseller and facilitator Contingent Global, to provide Brazil with V-BAT 128 unmanned aircraft systems

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Commercial

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Amazonian Cargo Running

Colombia is a country that has been blessed with a fascinating...

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Pilots Ignored Warnings in Moments Before Crash

Air Safety Reports and details of recent incidents. ...

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Inspiration Through Simulation

Louise Jones was granted special access to the CAE training centre...

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A Very British Flagship

In August, British Airways launched its new Airbus A350-1000,...

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Lufthansa Technik

MRO The latest news from maintenance, repair and overhaul...

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Flight Simulation

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Manchester City and Barton Heliport

The Original Manchester Airport for X-Plane 11

FSFlyingSchool for X-Plane 10 and 11

FSFlyingSchool has been reviewed in PC Pilot over the years in its various iterations for FSX but did you know that it also supports X-Plane?

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KLAX - Los Angeles Intl HD

The gateway to California

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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