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The bold rival designs to the Bristol Brabazon

The idea of the Bristol Brabazon, deemed the most prestigious of all the types to emerge from the Brabazon Committee’s deliberations, actually entering trans-Atlantic service today seems utterly fanciful — but it was nothing compared to some of the concepts conceived by other manufacturers as potential stop-gaps and rivals

Historic Aviation Quiz

Here's this week's Historic Aviation Quiz!

The baby Mustang you could build in your back garden

It may not have been ground breaking, but it was one of the first and most popular aeroplane kits that aviation enthusiasts could build in their back garden.

Spitfire Week Quiz

We dedicated last week to the iconic Spitfire as part of our celebrations to mark the end of the 80th Battle of Britain anniversary. How much were you paying attention? Test yourself!

The complete evolution of the Spitfire

Charting the development and evolution of Britain’s greatest fighter.

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Military

First Qatari NH90 NFH variants delivered

The first two NH90 helicopters of the naval operations NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) variant were delivered to the Qatar Emiri Air Force on March 31

Sikorsky’s first Raider X prototype is more than 85% complete

Sikorsky announced on April 4 that the production of its Raider X competitive prototype for the US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft programme – a part of the service’s wider Future Vertical Lift portfolio – is now more than 85% complete

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US refuses to be drawn on Ukraine link to Bulgarian F-16 sale

The US Department of Defense has declined to be drawn on the prospect of Bulgaria looking to shift its existing Soviet-era MiG-29 multi-role fighters to Ukraine, following Washington’s approval of the possible sale of F-16 aircraft to Sofia

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Commercial

ZIPAIR Tokyo to Launch Cargo-Only Flights

The low-cost start-up airline ZIPAIR Tokyo, has revealed plans to launch cargo-only flights between Tokyo/Narita and Bangkok/Suvarnabhumi from June 3. The Japan Airlines subsidiary – which was unveiled last year – originally planned to begin passenger services from the Japanese capital to Bangkok and Seoul this summer.

PIA A320 Crashes in Karachi

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A320 has reportedly crashed into a residential area near Karachi.

Air France Axes A380s

Air France has revealed plans to accelerate the retirement of its Airbus A380s announcing the “definitive end” to the type’s operation with the flag carrier.

Heathrow Trials Temperature Screening Tech

The UK’s busiest airport has begun trialling thermal imaging technology in a bid to develop a common international standard for health screening, which it says is needed to unlock global trade and travel.

Which Berlin Airport is Due to Close on June 15?

In a bid to conserve cash, the operators of Berlin Tegel have decided to temporarily close the facility and move traffic to Schönefeld from June 15. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, both airports have each recently been handling just 2,000 passengers a day.

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Flight Simulation

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Back to Basics - Series 2 Lesson 9

Using real world techniques to navigate in Flight Simulator

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Interview with Aerosoft

Winfried Diekmann discusses Aerosoft’s past and future projects

Flight Sim 2019

For many flight simulator enthusiasts, the Flight Sim show at RAF Cosford in the UK is a staple in their annual simulator diets.

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Upcoming Events

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."

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

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."

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."

Southport Air Show

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Southport, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "The annual Air Show takes place on Southport beach and is a weekend packed with entertainment! If you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids, as well as the flying programme, there is plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, climbing walls, assault courses and plenty more!"