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Historic

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Dutch museum set to restore unique Catalina

The sole remaining Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina to have served...

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Wild Horse Salute

Living History AUSTRALIAN MUSTANG AND SABREWarbird virtuoso,...

Completed Hellcat flies home to Minnesota

After more than two years of restoration at Chino, California’s...

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Meteor engine returns ‘home’ to West Raynham

The recovered Meteor engine was delivered to West Raynham Control...

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ACCESSIBLE ARCHAEOLOGY

Getting Closer FENLAND & WEST NORFOLK AVIATION MUSEUMPaul E Eden reports...

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 101

Welcome to the 101st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Behind the Scenes of Top Gun: Maverick – Filming the aerial sequences

Some of the cast and crew from Top Gun: Maverick describe how the stunning flying scenes were captured on film

Final Ohio ANG C-130H departs

Operations with the C-130H Hercules by the US Air Force/Ohio Air National Guard’s (ANG’s) 179th Airlift Wing/164th Airlift Squadron at Mansfield Lahm ANGB, Ohio, have finally drawn to a close

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Commercial

A complete 100-year timeline of KLM's fleet

The world's oldest airline has had a lot of aircraft in its 100-year history, here they all are!

BREAKING: Hi Fly to end A380 operations

As a result of the pandemic, the wet-lease specialist is dropping the world’s largest commercial airliner in favour of a smaller alternative

Ryanair reveals plan for 737 MAX service entry

While announcing significant financial losses, the low-cost carrier set out its service entry schedule for the embattled jet

Delta retires final Boeing 777

The American carrier’s last remaining Triple Seven bowed out over the weekend with a transcontinental service

Boeing vs Airbus: how do their product lines compare?

The scale of these two manufacturers is impressive, but how do their product portfolios compare. Key.Aero investigates…

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Flight Simulation

Denver for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Flightbeam Studios has announced its debut airport for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator platform is now available.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studio have released the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

FS-FlightControl Announces Support for Microsoft Flight Simulator

FS-FlightControl has released an update to support the new Microsoft Flight Simulator platform.

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Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." 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."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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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."

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."

Duxford Flying Evening

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The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Duxford Flying Finale

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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".