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Historic

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The Aeroplane News from February 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered momentous events of 1940...

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DATABASE: CONVAIR F2Y SEA DART

If aircraft carriers were vulnerable to nuclear strike,
water-based fighters provided an alternative...

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PILOT-MAKER GERMAN-STYLE

Among some 50 surviving Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz trainers, just five original Bremen-built airframes remain...

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VERTICAL LEAP - VAAC Harrier

It might seem a huge step from 1969-vintage Harrier to 21st-century Lightning II, but one very historic aircraft links them.

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AEROPLANE MEETS... RICHARD GRACE

It was his childhood dream to fly Second World War aeroplanes...

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Military

F-35A officially wins Finland’s HX programme

On December 10 the government of Finland authorised the Finnish Defence Forces to sign a procurement contract for 64 F-35A Block 4 multi-role fighters with the US Government

First Brazilian Federal Police Embraer E175 delivered

During a ceremony in the Coordenação de Aviação (CAV – Aviation Co-ordination) hangar at Brasilia International Airport on December 8, the first of two Embraer E175s (ERJ170-200STDs) for Brazil’s Departmento de Policia Federal (DPF – Federal Police Department) was handed over

Philippines to buy 32 more S-70i Black Hawks

A further 32 Polish-built Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters are to be purchased to supplement the Philippine Air Force (PAF) fleet

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Commercial

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A Tropical Adventure

Airliner World’s regular correspondent Sebastian Schmitz travelled...

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Latest news from maintenance, repair and overhaul providers

The latest news from maintenance, repair and overhaul providers...

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Flying to the Frozen Continent

Choosing to fly commercially to Antarctica rather than sail across...

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Air Safety

Reports and details of recent incidents. Communication Breakdown...

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News Review

AIRLINER WORLD’S COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF WORLDWIDE NEWS ...

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Flight Simulation

Nvidia GTX 1180 rumoured to touch down in July

According to a report on the Tom’s Hardware website, the first...

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Wildfire Warriors

Richard Benedikz travelled to Spain to discover how flight simulators are being used to improve safety in firefighting

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Back to Basics: Stage 1 - Lesson 11

Getting through the checkride

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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".