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Historic

Gate guard Mentor comes ‘home’

A former gate guardian has been returned to ‘terra firma’ for a special event

Military medal awarded to Polish Heritage Flight project members

Silver Medal of the Polish Army presented at London embassy

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How Lancasters unknowingly led the way on D-Day 

As the bombs rained down from Lancaster ‘J-Jig’ just before midnight on June 5, 1944, Patrick Otter recounted in the June 2014 issue of FlyPast how the crew had no idea they were unleashing the opening salvo of D-Day.

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How the Lancaster became the first British aircraft to fly around the world 

A Lancaster called ‘Aries’ was the first British aircraft to fly around the world and later became a pioneer of polar flying. In a 2022 special publication on the Lancaster, Graham Pitchfork described its remarkable achievements

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The ‘other’ Lancaster Dams raids you might not have heard of 

In a 2022 special publication on the Lancaster, Andy Thomas explains that as well as the famous 617 Squadron raid, other German dams were in Bomber Command’s sights

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Military

US Army names Bell’s V-280 Valor as Black Hawk successor

The US Army revealed on December 5 that it has awarded the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft contract to Bell Textron and its V-280 Valor tiltrotor – a platform that will eventually replace the service’s Black Hawk helicopters and shape the future of US Army Aviation operations

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Why is Brazil retiring its Mi-35M gunships after just 10 years of ops?

The decision by Brazil to ditch its Hind gunships by the end of 2022 came as a surprise. AirForces Monthly examines the factors behind the grounding of the fleet

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 122

Welcome to the 122nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

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Why is a Lufthansa Airbus A350 stranded in Angola?

A Lufthansa Airbus A350 is stranded on the ground at Luanda/Quatro de Fevereiro in Angola after it was forced to divert while enroute to Munich.

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IN PICTURES: Why Antalya is a planespotters paradise

Ton Jochems returns to Antalya on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast to capture some of the rare and diverse operators on display at the booming tourist gateway.

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Insight into Air Astana: We sit down with the airline's president and CEO

Airliner World’s Craig West travelled east to the Kazakh city of Almaty to hear how flag carrier Air Astana is transforming its business and cementing its position as the leading airline in the region.

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Flight Simulation

Offshore Landmarks: North Sea released

Aerosoft has released a new scenery pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator covering the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish sea with platforms, wind farms and shipping traffic.

Oslo Gardermoen out now

JustSim has released ENGM Oslo Airport Gardermoen for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Fulcrum announces new simulator controls

Fulcrum Simulator Controls has started pre-orders for the upcoming Fulcrum Throttle, with shipping expected to commence in February 2023. The company also unveiled two new products: the Pro Jetliner Levers and Trim Wheel.

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.