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Historic

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The Magnificent Seven

Seven Gloster Gladiators: not much of a defence against invasion....

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Slain giant: Caproni Ca.60

Gianni Caproni's idea was the right one...

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The Aeroplane news from April 1940

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

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Strike on the sea

It has been called the greatest air/sea U-boat battle of World War Two...

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Aeroplane meets... Martin Holloway

A marvellous stalwart of the vintage aeroplane world...

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Military

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Brazilian KC-390 delivers aid to Haiti following deadly earthquake

A Brazilian Air Force-operated Embraer KC-390 Millennium tactical tanker-transport has delivered humanitarian aid to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after the Caribbean nation was hit by a deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake on August 14

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 15

We take a look at the fallout from the ongoing airlift operation in Afghanistan with Dr Tom Copeland, Professor of Politics at the Colorado Christian University, for his take on the continued mission and its consequences for US policy

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USAF releases accident report into T-38A mishap in Sacramento

The USAF has released an Aircraft Accident Investigation Board report into the mishap at Sacramento Mather Airport, California, on February 18, 2021, which involved a T-38A Talon from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s 1st Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale AFB, California

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Commercial

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How COVID-19 has changed the airport experience

This time last year, no one could have guessed that COVID-19 would still have global aviation quite so firmly in its grip. Tara Craig looks at the latest measures airports are taking to protect both travellers and the bottom line

De Havilland Canada to pause Dash 8 production

The turboprop manufacturer says the “prevailing industry circumstances” have hindered its ability to land new orders

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines?

Welcome to this week's commercial aviation quiz! This time we're asking you to identify a wide range of carriers with no discernable link to each other. Let us know what score you get!

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Flight Simulation

Spitfire – A Flight Simmer’s Guide: Part 2

In this the second part of our look at Spitfire simulations currently available on the market, we compare their respective graphical treatments, flying characteristics and how well each of them has replicated its real-world counterpart.

Just Flight Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer for X-Plane 11

We have received news that Just Flight’s superbly detailed Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer, developed in partnership with Thranda Design has been released.

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X-Plane 11.30

An Interview with Laminar Research Several general...

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.