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Historic

NEWS IN BRIEF

Former Belgian Air Force Stampe SV-4B V-27/D-EIHD arrives home

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Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view of aviation history

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“I am awaiting the final order”

Words from a kamikaze pilot who met his death in June 1945 are among the powerful, and sobering, exhibits in two museums dedicated to the Japanese suicide missions

Corrigan’s Robin emerges at Planes of Fame

The totally original fuselage of ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan’s...

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The whole 9 yards

PILOT REPORT DH9 flight-testing

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Military

Gripen E deliveries to Brazil and Sweden begin

Saab has begun deliveries of the series production Gripen E with hand-over of the first six aircraft, comprising four to the Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB – Brazilian Air Force) and two to the Swedish Air Force.

Six more US Special Ops MH-47Gs ordered

Boeing has been awarded a contract to supply an additional six MH-47G helicopters by US Special Operations Command.

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Kuwaiti H225M Caracal at Dubai Airshow

A nice surprise at the Dubai International Airshow, was the Kuwait Air Force H225M Caracal (608), the eighth of 24 for Kuwait on order

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Commercial

H145 high altitude trials

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS has begun high altitude flight trials of the...

NAVBLUE for Silver

REGIONAL CARRIER Silver Airways has selected NAVBLUE to design,...

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Airport Movements

A round-up of notable aircraft visiting UK airports. ...

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Foxhound to the Fore

The Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxhound may be a Cold War design, but upgrades...

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CIVIL NEWS

Paris Air Show 2019 As always, Paris attracted a range of...

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Flight Simulation

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BlueSky Flight Simulations’ Curtiss P-40F Warhawk

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DCS: F/A-18C Hornet available for pre-purchase

Eagle Dynamics SA and Belsimtek have announced that the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet is now available for pre-purchase.

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MilViz’s FG-1D Corsair

Bent-wing beauty! ADD-ON FOR PREPAR3D

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Upcoming Events

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".