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Exploits of 500 Squadron Avro Ansons over Dunkirk

While the cry of many of the troops stuck on the beaches at Dunkirk was ‘Where are the RAF?”, 500 Squadron and its near-obsolete Avro Anson Mk.Is were there in the thick of it. Robin Brooks recalls some of the unit’s most notable combat exploits during Operation Dynamo

Alaska Aviation Museum Grumman Goose flies

The Alaska Aviation Museum’s Grumman G-21 Goose, N789, made its first flight for 16 years following a six-month restoration at the Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage on 29 May.

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Farnborough International Airshow 2024 aircraft listing

This year’s Farnborough International Airshow takes place between July 22 to 26 and once again a wide variety of aircraft types are scheduled to attend.

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South Korea bids farewell to the F-4 Phantom

As the Republic of Korea Air Force marked the end for the venerable F-4, Dino van Doorn was at the official retirement ceremony in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

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Spitfire export gets Turkish scheme

Following its arrival in Turkey on 27 May, Ali Ismet Öztürk’s recently acquired Supermarine Spitfire IX TE517/G-RYIX had been painted into Turkish Air Force markings at the MSÖ Air & Space Museum at Sivrihisar, 85 miles south-west of Ankara, by mid-June.

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Military

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Civilian Yak-52 downs Russian UAV in Ukraine

As Ukraine continues to face relentless Russian attacks amid a serious shortage of air-defence (AD) assets, some unconventional methods have been employed to alleviate the situation, including the use of civilian aircraft to down UAVs.

More Royal Saudi Air Force A330 MRTTs

Saudi Arabia has ordered four additional Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).

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South Korea bids farewell to the F-4 Phantom

As the Republic of Korea Air Force marked the end for the venerable F-4, Dino van Doorn was at the official retirement ceremony in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

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Commercial

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Civil aircraft country registration prefixes quiz

How well do you know your civil aircraft country registration prefixes? Test yourself with our quiz.

IT issue has major impact on airlines and airports

The world has been hit by an IT issue today relating to Microsoft systems which has had a major impact on airlines.

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Farnborough International Airshow 2024 aircraft listing

This year’s Farnborough International Airshow takes place between July 22 to 26 and once again a wide variety of aircraft types are scheduled to attend.

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Civilian Yak-52 downs Russian UAV in Ukraine

As Ukraine continues to face relentless Russian attacks amid a serious shortage of air-defence (AD) assets, some unconventional methods have been employed to alleviate the situation, including the use of civilian aircraft to down UAVs.

Lufthansa Group purchase of ITA Airways stake approved

The European Commission (EC) has granted approval for the Lufthansa Group to acquire a 41% stake in ITA Airways with the view to a complete takeover in due course.

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Flight Simulation

OV-10 Bronco takes flight in MSFS

Aircraft developer AzurPoly has announced the OV-10 Bronco for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

NAS Key West Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Skydesigners has released KNQX NAS Key West Airport v2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Lisbon Airport for MSFS now available

The latest destination from FeelThere is LPPT Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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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."

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Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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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."