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‘Marine One’ finds new home in Texas

Former United States Marine Corps Sikorsky VH-3D Sea King 159358 was delivered on permanent loan to the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Texas on February 27, 2024.

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New Helicopter Museum hangar nearing completion

At Weston-super-Mare, phase two of construction of The Helicopter Museum’s new exhibition hangar is now approaching completion, with the walls and doors installed.

Bolingbroke discovered in Canada

In early March, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) announced that the remains of a Bristol Bolingbroke had been discovered in the province of Manitoba and donated to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (CATPM), which is aiming to put an example of the type in the air.

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Afterlife: How the Vulcan Display Flight survived beyond the type’s retirement

It’s now 40 years since the RAF’s Vulcan Display Flight embarked on its debut airshow season, keeping Vulcan XL426 flying despite reservations among some of the top brass. But how, exactly, did it happen? 

Historic Aviation Quiz

How good is your knowledge of historic aviation? Test your knowledge of first flights and milestones.

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Rare ‘Silver Dragon’ TU-2S sighted

After almost three years of extensive maintenance by the USAF’s 9th Maintenance Group in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, TU-2S Dragon Lady, (80-1078/‘BB’), graced the skies once more.

The Monday Military Quiz 192

How well do you know your NATO reporting names? Test yourself here...

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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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Commercial

Royal Jordanian adds A321 freighter

Royal Jordanian Airlines boosted its cargo capabilities in March 2024 when it introduced a new A321-200PF converted freighter.

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Asiana bids farewell to passenger Boeing 747s

Asiana Airlines has drawn to a close more than a quarter-of-a-century of passenger operations with the Boeing 747-400.

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QantasLink Boeing 717 incapacitation investigation

The Australian Transportation Safety Board (ATSB) has released its final report into an incident on June 6, 2023, involving QantasLink Boeing 717-231, VH-NXM (c/n 55094), operated by National Jet Systems, where the flight crew suffered incapacitation while on approach to Hobart Airport, Tasmania.

Airlander 10 hybrid airship production for Yorkshire

Hybrid Air Vehicles has announced it intends to locate the factory and production programme for its Airlander 10 aircraft at Carcroft Common outside Doncaster.

Boeing Launch Customers Quiz

Test your knowledge on Boeing launch customers.

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Flight Simulation

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Drzewiecki Design’s Boeing Field review

This time, we explore Drzewiecki Design’s rendition of Boeing Field.

Lelystad Airport for MSFS

Scenery developer Papa Hotel has announced Lelystad Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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iniBuilds’ Leeds Bradford Airport (EGNM)

In this review, we travel to the north of England and explore iniBuilds' rendition of Lees Bradford Airport, located in the heart of Yorkshire.

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NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

CANCELLED - Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

CANCELLED - The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."