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Historic

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The young black woman who changed aviation

Nearly 100 years ago, an ambitious African American woman from Chicago headed to France to become a pilot. She ended up being a trailblazer for her race and gender

Amazing warbird display marks VJ Day

Watch our 8-minute video with incredible footage of historic aircraft honouring the landmark 75th anniversary of the war’s end

80 years of the North American P-64

Celebrating the P-51 Mustang’s lesser-spotted cousin, which had a production run of just 13

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MEDITERRANEAN MAELSTROM

Morten Jessen and Andrew Arthy describe how Fw 190 operations...

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How de Havilland survived after Comet crashes

After two Comet jetliners plunged into the Mediterranean Sea in 1954, doubts were cast over the survival of de Havilland. This article looks at the manufacturer, its aircraft and Ken Ellis explains how the company came back from the brink

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Military

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USAF sets up new logistics units for high-intensity warfare

Arguably, the biggest innovation in the world’s leading air force isn’t technological, it’s organizational. The US Air Force (USAF) is setting up new logistics units that are optimized specifically for high-intensity warfare. David Axe reports

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The upcoming withdrawal of the Mirage 2000C from the Armée de l’Air

In June, the withdrawal of the Mirage 2000C from the Armée de l’Air et de l’Espace will take place, 38 years after its entry into service. Frédéric Lert explores the impact of this machine

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AirForces Monthly April 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Commercial

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Yak-40: The USSR’s regional jet

The Yak-40 brought jet travel to the remoter parts of the Soviet Union...

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Ilyushin Il-86: First Soviet widebody

Alexander Mladenov and Krassimir Grozev examine the Il-86’s development and servcice career...

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Room with a view: Paris

Michael Kelly reveals the photographic opportunities
from a hotel at one of the world’s busiest airports...

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Tu-154 Tupolev’s Trijet Airliner

The Tupolev Tu-154 trijet was a workhorse of Aeroflot in the 1970s and 1980s...

A330-800 Receives Regulatory Greenlight

The European Aviation Safety Agency and the US Federal Aviation Administration have awarded the Airbus A330-800 a joint type certificate.

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Flight Simulation

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Aerosoft’s Canary Islands professional - Gran Canaria

An Oasis in the northern Atlantic ...

PC Pilot Issue 124 Downloads

Specially selected freeware and videos of flight sims reviewed in the November-December 2019 issue.

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A2A Simulations - T-6A Texan II

Interview with Scott Gentile from A2A Simulations on the T-6A Texan II.

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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."

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."

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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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."