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Historic

How rock climbers help to keep museum aeroplanes clean

With museums set to reopen on May 17, the aircraft on display need to look their best. But how do you dust a plane that’s suspended from the ceiling? Watch this video to find out…

Happy 40th Birthday, FlyPast!

A few people from the historic aviation industry sent some birthday wishes to congratulate FlyPast on four decades of publishing!

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Aeroplane meets Carl Scholl

Becoming one of the warbird industry’s great specialists on the B-25 Mitchell has led to many colourful exploits...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 19

With museums set to reopen on May 17 (fingers crossed!), we chat to Darren Priday at the RAF Museum at Cosford...

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Aeroplane June 2021

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Military

Lockheed Martin awarded ROKAF F-16 upgrade contract

Lockheed Martin has received a further contract to upgrade the Republic of Korea Air Force’s (ROKAF’s) fleet of F-16C/D Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters

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Belgium's 1st Fighter Squadron 'Stingers' celebrates 105 years of service

As the Belgian Air Force ‘Stingers’ Squadron celebrates 105 years of service, Combat Aircraft Journal reports on its role and how it is preparing for the arrival of the fifth-generation F-35A Lightning II

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Bayraktar Akıncı B makes debut at Anatolian Eagle 22

This year's edition of Exercise Anatolian Eagle saw multiple international participants, but one visitor certainly drew a lot of attention, the Bayraktar Akıncı B UCAV

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Commercial

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Salvador’s salvation

A frenetic two years of investment, expansion and improvement...

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AIR International November 2020

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North America Airports Guide 2020: Turning back the clock

Airports don’t make the Top 40 list overnight...

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MANSTON: A fresh start

Can the new owners of Manston Airport succeed where others have failed?...

The world’s longest flight returns – and it’s now longer

Singapore Airlines is returning to the Big Apple next month after suspending its service from the city-state on March 23

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Flight Simulation

Munich Prepar3D

Aerosoft has announced Munich Airport is now available.

Las Vegas for X-Plane

FlyTampa has announced Las Vegas McCarran (KLAS) Airport is now available for X-Plane 11.

Malmo for Prepar3D Out Now

Orbx has released ESMS Malmo Airport for Prepar3D v4 and v5.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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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".