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Historic

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Aero Legends Battle of Britain Show is back this week!

It's only a few days until Aero Legends host their annual Battle of Britain air show and we've got the low down of this year's line up! Are you as excited as we are?

WATCH: Restoring an F-111 infested by wasps!

When Darren Priday joined the RAF Museum, his first job was to restore an F-111. But it wasn’t completely straightforward…

FlyPast Podcast Episode 26

Flypast talks to author Robert Forsyth about his latest book, Luftwaffe Special Weapons 1942-45...

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FlyPast August 2021

The full issue in page-turning format

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Historic Aviation Quiz

What will you score this week?

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Military

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Leonardo AW249: What we know about Italy's new attack helicopter

Ahead of its planned first flight, AirForces Monthly outlines what is known so far about Leonardo Helicopters’ an all-new, technologically advanced AW249 attack helicopter

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 105

Welcome to the 105th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Raytheon 727 testbed participates in Valiant Shield

Raytheon Multi-Program Testbed (RMT) Boeing 727-223, N289MT, was one of the more unusual participants in Valiant Shield 22 (VS 22), the ninth iteration of the biennial exercise

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Commercial

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The Baron’s 2021 predictions

We’ve enlisted our good friend Baron Felix von Tempelhof to highlight some topics to keep on your radar for the year ahead…

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Testing times

Gordon Smith catches up with Peter Foster, CEO of Air Astana...

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A pilgrimage to the Pyrenees

The French town of Lourdes is renowned globally as a destination of religious pilgrimage. However, in the aviation industry, its airport is synonymous with aircraft storage and scrap. In the second instalment of this series, Sebastian Thoma provides a remarkable snapshot of Tarbes–Lourdes Airport from both the air and the ground

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The ‘other’ low-cost airlines

Charles Woodley recounts some of the upstarts that tried to squeeze in on the low-cost revolution that swept through the UK in the mid-1990s and early 2000s

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The Brandenburg wait

Berlin’s brand new, multi-billion-euro Brandenburg airport is finally handling flights, but seemingly endless setbacks threatened the entire plan. Chris Croot examines the complex story of a project that ran nearly a decade late and €5bn over budget

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Flight Simulation

Vancouver International Airport for Prepar3D

FSimStudios has released CYVR Vancouver International Airport for P3D v4+ over on OrbxDirect.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Update #5 Out Now

Asobo Studio has announced version 1.10.7.0 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Hawk T1/A for Aerofly FS 2

Just Flight, in partnership with Propair Flight, has announced the Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer for Aerofly FS 2 is released.

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Upcoming Events

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."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow