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Alta Airport Out Now

The latest Norwegian destination from Aerosoft is Alta Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

What makes the Vulcan so special?

Ben Dunnell, Editor of Aeroplane, and Jamie Ewan, Editor of Aviation News, discuss the Vulcan’s impact on aviation engineering…

The design genius of the Vulcan

What made the Avro Vulcan bomber so far ahead of its time? Designed just five years after the Lancaster, it’s incredible to understand the advancements that were made in such a short time

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Roskilde Airport: Small but perfectly formed

Roskilde Airport is significantly smaller than big brother Kastrup, but this compact facility has carved out a place for itself at the heart of general aviation in Denmark, finds Sebastian Schmitz

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Runway to the stars: Spaceport Cornwall's vision for UK-based space exploration

Spaceport Cornwall’s Mel Thorpe outlines her exciting vision for air-launched exploration from UK soil

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A new day dawns: Inside Bahrain's new terminal

The opening of a new passenger terminal at Bahrain International Airport has propelled one of the Arabian Gulf’s oldest gateways into the 21st century, reports Heba Hashem

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How Australia's smaller airports have navigated the COVID crisis

Chris Frame discovers how some of Australia’s smaller gateways have navigated the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis

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Green light: AGS Airports' environmental efforts

Airports rarely get the kudos they deserve for the efforts they are making to be more environmentally friendly. Chris Smith hears how one UK group is leading by example

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UK Visitors: Airports of the World May/June 2021

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK.

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The amazing artwork inside Vancouver International

Artworks are often placed to awe and inspire onlookers, but Vancouver International Airport has gone a step further – using art to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region’s indigenous people. Howard Slutsken visited the Pacific hub to admire the view...

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Could Cornwall become the location for Europe's first spaceport?

Could a former RAF airfield in the UK’s West Country become the first spaceport in Europe to fly air-launched rocket missions? Nick Spall tracks the horizontal flight plan from airport runway to low Earth orbit and speaks with Melissa Thorpe of Spaceport Cornwall

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Snapshot: Pacific perfection on transborder travels

Regular contributor Ron Mak recalls the Pacific Northwest in 1980 during a transborder adventure that stopped at Seattle’s Tacoma gateway in the USA before crossing into Canada for a whistle-stop tour of British Columbia

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Snapshot: What a show in Guangzhou!

Located in southern China, Guangzhou is one of the country’s largest cities and is served by the new Baiyun Airport, a sleek 21st-century gateway designed to cater for the boom in demand. Peter Apsey visited the busy hub in late 2019, prior to the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Key West: The little island that could

Key West – the southernmost city in the continental United States and Pan Am’s birthplace – is bucking all the trends. Chris Sloan charts the airport’s past, present and promising future

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Airports of the World Issue 95 - May-June 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 38

Welcome to the 38th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

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Your Historic Aviation five-a-day

Kicking off our daily series of historic photographs from our archive, we commemorate 86 years to the day since the Bristol Blenheim took to the air for the first time

Battle of Britain statue found

Leicestershire police have published a plea to find the rightful owner of the 30-year-old commemorative anniversary bust... do you recognise it?

US Navy Poseidon tests RFCM prototype

A US Navy Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 (VX-20) Boeing P-8A Poseidon has successfully completed an airworthiness test of a pod-mounted radio frequency countermeasure prototype at the NAWCAD Atlantic Test Ranges

Korean KF-16 undergoes upgrade testing at Edwards AFB

As part of the Korea F-16 Update Program, a Lockheed Martin KF-16D Block 52N Fighting Falcon from the Republic of Korea Air Force is being used as a trials aircraft at Edwards AFB in California

The operational history of Vulcan XH558

She turned out to be the gentle giant at the heart of the Cold War despite much more serious intentions. This is the story of XH558, one of Britain’s most loved and missed aircraft

The Vulcan and the V-Force

Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s Chief Engineer, Taff Stone, talks about XH558 and its role in Britain’s Cold War-era nuclear deterrent

The inside story of easyJet’s European expansion

After successfully launching flights linking Luton with Glasgow and Edinburgh in 1995, easyJet quickly began its expansion into Europe the following year. Tony Anderson, the firm’s first marketing director, reveals how it went about doing this

You’ll never guess the simple mistake that caused underpowered TUI 737 take-off

A case of ‘Miss' identification which caused a ‘serious incident’ at Birmingham Airport last year

KAI rolls out first KF-X prototype

Korea Aerospace Industries has rolled out the first prototype for its highly anticipated indigenously-developed multi-role fighter, which has been officially named the ‘KF-21 Boramae’ by the Republic of Korea Air Force

 

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