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Historic ‘9/11’ Cessna for USAF museum

The National Museum of the US Air Force has received Cessna 172P N9344L, newly retired by the Civil Air Patrol.

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Mosquito T43 flies at Ardmore

On 18 March, former Royal New Zealand Air Force de Havilland Mosquito T43 NZ2308 — the fourth Mosquito to emerge from the Avspecs workshops at Ardmore, Auckland — took to the air with leading American warbird pilot Steve Hinton at the controls.

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BIG year for Meteor WS778!

Work to bring Meteor NF(T).14 WS788 back to life continues apace at Elvington’s Yorkshire Air Museum (YAM) near York…

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Aviation News May 2024

May 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format headlines with Little Jets in the East End and finds out why London City and Embraer are a perfect match

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Military

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REVEALED: RCAF Hornet display scheme which will be seen at RIAT

This year the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) celebrates the centenary of its formation as an independent military service and to mark the occasion its CF-18 display jet will appear in a commemorative paint scheme.

US Air Force museum receives KC-10 Extender

The National Museum of the US Air Force has added a McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender to its collection.

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Argentina buys F-16s from Denmark

Twenty-four F-16 Fighting Falcons have been procured by Argentina from Denmark.

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Commercial

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Airbus A320 upgrades for American Airlines and Air Canada

More than 200 Airbus A320 Family aircraft based in North America are to receive major cockpit and avionics upgrades.

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From Mystère to millennium

In the first of two parts, Rod Simpson details Dassault’s diversification from fast jet fabricator to the founding of the Falcon family

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Record Stansted Airport passenger numbers

London Stansted Airport registered its busiest-ever year in 2023/24, new figures show.

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First E-Jet Freighter flies

Embraer has flown the first E190F conversion from its São José dos Campos facility in Brazil.

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Flight Simulation

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Flight simulator training – Mountain flying

In this lesson, we explore the incredible and scenic terrain of the Rocky Mountains and learn about the challenges of mountain flying.

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Cockspur’s Phenom 100 review

The Phenom 100 is part of a growing trend in aviation that has emerged in the last decade for Very Light Jets that offer luxury transport and modern technology. In this review, we test fly Cockspur's rendition of this popular aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

New York LaGuardia Airport released

Scenery developer MK Studios has released KLGA - New York LaGuardia Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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

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."