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Historic

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Kamikaze’s flight to London for the coronation of King George VI

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Historic Archives recently placed an aviation artefact of international importance on public display in Yokohama.

Historic Aviation Quiz

How good is your knowledge of the historic aviation? Test your knowledge here...

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Should rare and historic aircraft be allowed to fly?

Pilot Dave Unwin assesses the pros and cons of allowing historic aircraft to continue flying

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Slovak museum adds MiG-29 Fulcrum

The Slovakian Military History Museum (SMHM) in Piešťany has added Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29UB Fulcrum 5304 to its collection

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Last operational Belgian Starfighter on display at B&B

At Bilzen, Belgium, 20-odd miles north of Liège, Luc Degens has completed restoration of the last Lockheed F-104G Starfighter to fly with the Belgian Air Force, serial FX99 (c/n 9172).

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Military

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Unique Tornado F2 TIARA to fly again

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Jared ‘ROOK’ Isaacman confirmed that he has added a Panavia Tornado F2 to his collection.

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Swedish Gripens latest road operations exercise

Alan Warnes headed to Sweden to see Swedish Air Force Gripens in action, flying from highways. Just as they did during the height of the Cold War all those years ago...

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First combat-ready F-15EX Eagle II delivered to the USAF

The US Air Force received the first combat-ready Boeing F-15EX Eagle II on June 5, 2024.

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Commercial

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Gulfstream G700 deliveries begin

Gulfstream Aerospace announced on April 24 that customer deliveries of its new G700 business jet have now commenced.

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easyJet to return to London Southend Airport

EasyJet will reopen its base at London/Southend in March 2025, five years after it closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The relaunch will see the airline position three Airbus A320neos at the site.

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IAG shifts A321XLR debut to Iberia

Iberia will be the first operator of the Airbus A321XLR. The Spanish carrier said it expects its initial example of the new long-range A321neo variant “later this summer”.

IATA Airline Codes Quiz

Test your knowledge of IATA two-letter airline codes

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Sir Richard Branson’s reflections on 40 years of Virgin Atlantic

Exclusively for Airliner World, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic, describes in his own words why the carrier has not just survived but thrived over the last four decades

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Flight Simulation

Local Legends 15: The Dornier Do 31 out now

The Microsoft Flight Simulator Team has announced Legends 15: The Dornier Do 31 is now available.

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Flying freight in Microsoft Flight Simulator

In this feature, we explore flying freight and the various options available for creating realistic cargo flights using the Airbus A320, Headwind Simulations’ A339x and the ATR-72 in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Highland Bush Strips Pack 2 released

Orbx has announced PNG Highland Bush Strips Pack 2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

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MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."