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Historic

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Proctor I makes debut public appearance

Whitby, Yorkshire-based Paul Gliddon’s Percival Proctor I VH-UXS made its public debut at the Tyabb Air Show in Gliddon’s hands on 10 February, nearly five years after its first post-restoration flight at Latrobe Valley Regional Airport, 90-odd miles west of Melbourne.

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Save the Skymaster closes

North Weald-based Save the Skymaster has announced that it is to close its charity and halt restoration work on Douglas C-54, N44914 (c/n 10630) ‘56498’.

The Thomas Castle Aviation Heritage Scholarship trust has announced its 2024 scholarships

Applications for one of five available scholarships will open on May 1

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How the Soviets improvised to counter Luftwaffe night intruders

How to take on Luftwaffe intruders by night when you lack any dedicated night fighters? The Soviet Northern Fleet was forced to improvise — and the results were mixed

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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Military

The Monday Military Quiz 190

How well do you know your military aircraft? Test yourself here...

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12 B-2 Spirits perform mass launch

The impressive sight of 12 US Air Force B-2 Spirit bombers launching in quick succession made for an impressive sight recently at Whiteman AFB, Missouri.

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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.

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Commercial

Boeing Launch Customers Quiz

Test your knowledge on Boeing launch customers.

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Bristell e-aircraft flown to AERO 2024

A Bristell B23 Energic, HB-SXD, powered solely by electricity, flew from Sion, Switzerland, to Friedrichshafen, Germany to be showcased at AERO 2024 general aviation trade show.

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Aegean Airlines ramps up routes

Aegean Airlines is increasing frequencies on routes between Greece and key European hubs. It has secured a fourth slot at London/Heathrow for a new daily (except Saturday) Athens service.

BA’s pilot cadet scheme opening for new applications

Scheme offers successful candidates free training and a job on graduation

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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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Flight Simulation

Mega Airport Oslo-Gardermoen released

Aerosoft has announced Mega Airport Oslo-Gardermoen for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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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.

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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."