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Historic

How the de Havilland story began

As we begin our week-long celebration of de Havilland’s 100th anniversary, we look back at where it all began…

Spitfires and Red Arrows salute RAF Mildenhall!

Established in 1930, RAF Mildenhall was used during World War II and is still in use today. A quartet of Supermarine Spitfires led the celebrations…

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Aviation News October 2020

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Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's historic aviation quiz is here! Have a go and let us know how you get on!

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Glory Days in New York: JFK in the 1960s

The terraces at New York’s Idlewild Airport, renamed John F Kennedy International in December 1963...

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Military

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Dassault Rafale: Greece’s game changer?

With the Hellenic Air Force taking delivery of its first Dassault Rafales in January, Babak Taghvaee reviews all aspects of Greece’s procurement of the type in the country’s ongoing bid for air supremacy over the Aegean

Japan’s first Global Hawk arrives at Misawa Air Base

Northrop Grumman announced on March 14 that it had successfully ferried the first of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s three RQ-4B Global Hawk HALE UAVs to Misawa Air Base in Japan

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RAF Typhoons on Op Ellamy

Following AFM's tenth anniversary review of Operation Ellamy in Jan 22 issue – the UK’s contribution to the UN-approved intervention over Libya in 2011, Jon Lake describes the RAF Typhoon Force’s baptism of fire in the multi-role domain during the conflict

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Commercial

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AIR International March 2020

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How to protect airliners?

The shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752...

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777X breakthrough for Boeing

After a series of delays, the Boeing 777-9 has finally taken to the skies...

California’s rotary round-up

Ian Frain reports from Anaheim, California, on Heli Expo 2020...

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Canadian dreams, Canadian reality

A major milestone has been achieved by Air Canada...

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator Episode 2 – Weather

The Microsoft development team has released the second episode of the Feature Discovery Series covering the atmospheric modelling in the upcoming flight simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – First look!

In the new issue of PC Pilot, we get hands-on experience for the first time with the upcoming and highly anticipated Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Terra Flora for X-Plane Incoming

Orbx has announced TerraFlora XP for X-Plane 11 is in development.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

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."

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."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

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."