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Historic

A walk around tour of the iconic Bell UH-1 ‘Huey’

In the second of our Huey Flight Experience videos, chief pilot Neil Airey takes us on a tour of Huey 509 ‘Miss Joe’…

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Support the restoration of France's last flying Rapide

The Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis is making excellent progress with its de Havilland Dragon Rapide restoration, but needs funding to see it through

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What is it like to fly Europe’s sole Me 262?

A privilege to fly! Tom Allett spoke to Airbus test pilot Geri Krähenbühl who has the pleasure of displaying the Manching-based Messerschmitt 262 replica...

Concorde – First To Last: A new film tribute

A new DVD and HD stream documents the history of a genuinely iconic airliner

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How did the first Lympne Trials influence aviation?

The inaugural edition of the Lympne light aeroplane trials took place 100 years ago — and didn’t exactly swing a lamp over the future. How did the correspondents of the time view it?

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Military

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US Army plots major UH-60 Black Hawk fleet reduction

The US Army is moving forward with plans to reduce the size of its UH-60 Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopter fleet by approximately 7.5%. This reduction will include roughly 157 legacy UH-60A+ and UH-60L airframes, all of which are operated by the Army’s active-duty component

Canada formalises MQ-9B SkyGuardian purchase

Canada became the latest customer to acquire the MQ-9B SkyGuardian UCAV from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) on December 19, when it agreed to purchase 11 MQ-9Bs, six ground control stations and related support equipment and services for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at a cost of $1.87bn

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Croatia’s Cold War-era MiG-21 fighter fleet enters twilight months of service

As originally planned, the Croatian Air Force is set to begin retiring its aging fleet of Cold War-era MiG-21 Fishbed fighters in the coming months, with the type being replaced by a fleet of second-hand Dassault Rafale B/Cs

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Commercial

Ultimate British Airliner Collection Quiz!

Earlier this week Airliner World was invited to the British Airliner Collection at Duxford for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the collection! So what better topic to get the grey matter working this week than a deep dive into the fascinating history of some of these iconic aircraft on display.

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Aviation News December 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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South African Airways CEO reveals his plan to rebuild the airline

Despite being a shadow of its former self, South African Airways has ambitions to rebuild its operation. Andreas Spaeth chats to CEO John Lamola about his plans for the future

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Welcoming the A220: Air France's short-haul fleet transformation

Two years on from receiving its first Airbus A220, Babak Taghvaee looks at how Air France prepared for its arrival and the impact it has had on the aircraft it will replace

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Air Nostrum and CityJet finally unite - but not through merger

The long-awaited tie-up between Air Nostrum and CityJet has finally been confirmed.

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Flight Simulation

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Back to Basics – Series 4, Lesson 11

In the previous lesson, we saw how Standard Instrument Departures can alleviate congestion at busy airports. This time, we look at how Standard Terminal Arrivals route inbound flights before landing.

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iniBuilds' Honolulu International review

In this review, we explore iniBuilds rendition of Honolulu International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. So, let's dive in and see if this monolith of an airport has been well-represented.

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A History of Military Flight Simulation – Part 4

We look at how improvements in hardware and the introduction of 3D acceleration in graphics during the late 1990s enabled programmers to take combat flight simulation to the next level.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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 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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

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."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

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."