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Historic

Revealed: rare historic insights into the YF-12A and SR-71 Feature Premium

Revealed: rare historic insights into the YF-12A and SR-71

“I unreservedly describe them as the most thrilling birds in the sky today,” was how legendary aviation writer Bill Gunston described the YF-12A and SR-71 in the March 1974 issue of Aeroplane Monthly. Read his article here…

FlyPast Podcast Episode 22

This week the team discuss classic historic aviation books and going to the 75th anniversary at Arnhem... and a familiar controversial subject from the world of film rears its head, too...

VIDEO: Pilot Describes Wild Weasel Missions Over Vietnam

Colonel Richard Graham is most well-known for his time on the SR-71 Blackbird, but he also flew the F-4 Phantom which included a spell in the Wild Weasel role during the Vietnam War

What's your favourite FlyPast cover from the last 40 years?

Closing Date: 2nd September 2021

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FlyPast July 2021

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Military

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Inside ESQ601: Portugal's P-3C CUP+ Squadron

With the aging Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion commonly being replaced by the Boeing P-8A Poseidon, Joe Campion reports on how the Portuguese Air Force and its fleet prove the maritime patrol legend is still worthy of its role

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Final 737 to become RAF E-7 Wedgetail arrives in the UK

The last of three Boeing 737s destined to become the next generation of RAF E-7 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) touched down on UK Soil on July 14.

AT-6E Wolverine achieves USAF Military Type Certification

Textron Aviation Defense’s Beechcraft AT-6E Wolverine has achieved Military Type Certification from the US Air Force.

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Commercial

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The Long Beach Luxury Liner

It has been half a century since the first flight of the mighty McDonnell Douglas DC-10...

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Flybe: Aviation’s comeback kid?

The industry’s landscape has experienced seismic changes...

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Planespotting in the DPRK

Just a decade ago, a trip to North Korea to photograph aircraft would have been a surefire way of sparking a diplomatic crisis. However, a thawing of international tensions meant Keith Otto was able to cross the demilitarized zone and step aboard some of Air Koryo’s Soviet-built relics

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Is V the shape of things to come?

Dutch developers are working on a futuristic-looking jet...

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Airliner World December 2020

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator - Japan World Update

The Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has announced World Update I: Japan at the Tokyo Game Show 2020.

Alesund Vigra Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Orbx has announced ENAL Alesund Vigra Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Upgraded

Asobo Studios has announced a new patch for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available to download.

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Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

Airshow

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, United States

US Marine Corps airshow

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."