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Historic

Historic Aviation Quiz - Aviation firsts

Test your knowledge of aviation firsts in this week's historic quiz...

WATCH the trailer for the new film of RAF Spitfire ace

The soon to be released film ‘Shamrock Spitfire’ tells the story Brendan “Paddy” Finucane – the legendary Irish pilot who became one of the most celebrated fighter aces of World War Two.

Mirage pair delivered to university campus

A pair of retired Mirage F-1 series jets have been allocated to a new home in Spain

Ten Horsepower remembered 80 years on

The act of heroism and bravery of the RAF Polebrook-based crew resulted in them becoming the most decorated crew in the Eighth Air Force

Well-travelled F-16 on show in Thailand

Lockheed Martin F-16B 87-0404 has been transferred to the Don Mueang-based Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) Museum in Bangkok, Thailand

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Military

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Ukraine’s first future F-16 pilots complete basic flying training with RAF

The RAF revealed on February 24 that the first cohort of Ukrainian Air Force (UkrAF) pilots to receive basic flying training (BFT) in the UK have now completed their syllabus and are now learning to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon

Italian Air Force marks end of HH-212A ops with final flight

The Italian Air Force’s (ItAF’s) 9° Stormo (Wing) held a celebratory event at Grazzanise Air Base on February 22 to mark the final flight of the HH-212A combat search-and-rescue (CSAR) helicopter fleet

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Maryland ANG to lose flying mission after upcoming A-10C departure

When its 21-strong fleet of A-10C Thunderbolt II close air support/ground attack aircraft are retired from use, the Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Wing will transition to a new cyber-based mission. Announced on March 7, the move will leave the Maryland ANG without a flying mission

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Commercial

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EasyJet reopens ‘Runway’

Low-cost airline easyJet reopened its ‘Runway’ university graduate training initiative in January.

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Red Wings Tupolev Tu-214 restoration

Moscow-based Red Wings Airlines has received a Tupolev Tu-214 as it looks to expand its fleet.

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Air Samarkand takes flight

New Uzbekistan carrier Air Samarkand has received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Ministry of Transport's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) after conducting its maiden demonstration flight from Samarkand to Tashkent on December 28.

ULTIMATE BEOND QUIZ!

The latest issue of Airliner World is out now. In it, Andreas Spaeth takes a trip onboard BeOnd, the world’s first all-premium leisure airline. So, for this week’s quiz, we look at the new Maldivian carrier.

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Why the last SAS Boeing 737 is configured as an air ambulance

The Norwegian Government has announced it is to continue its cooperation with the EU to provide an air ambulance service to Ukrainians needing medical treatment.

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator lands in Java

Scenery developer Project MAX has announced Husein Sastranegara for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

CH47D lifts off in Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest product from Miltech Simulations is the CH47D for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Cherokee takes flight in X-Plane

Aircraft developer AeroSphere has announced the Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee C for X-Plane 11 and 12 is out now.

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Upcoming Events

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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

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."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow