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Historic

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2021 Aviation Puzzle Book

Test your puzzle skills and aviation knowledge with the 2021 Aviation Puzzle Book

Bristol Blenheim VS. Vickers Wellington

How to do two popular bombers compare to one another?

Wally: A Prisoner of War

In this third and final instalment of MyPast we hear the remainder of Wally Layne's story. David Layne details his father's time as a prisoner of war...

FlyPast Podcast Episode 7

In Episode 7, we chat to Geremy Britton and Sarah Thorpe - a couple who've just spent eight years restoring one of only two Nimrod simulators ever made...

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A-7 Corsair II: The Swashbuckling SLUF

What it lacked in speed, the subsonic A-7 Corsair II made up for in payload and persistence. It also ushered in a new era of strike accuracy, as Key.Aero reports.

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Military

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Going MAD: Inside the airborne nuclear forces of NATO and Russia

With the threat of nuclear weapons possibly being used in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, Air Forces Monthly looks at the Russian and NATO aerial components that would be involved in such a scenario

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What changes are being made to US Navy adversary air squadrons?

Air Forces Monthly reports on the developments taking place within the US Navy adversary squadrons

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Schiebel says reports on S-100 use by Russian military are incorrect

Rotary uncrewed aircraft systems manufacturer Schiebel has moved to refute suggestions one of its S-100 platforms, operated by Russian forces, was shot down by the Ukrainian military in mid-April

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Commercial

Boeing Confirms End to 747 Production and Delays 777X to 2022

American aerospace giant Boeing will end the production of the iconic 747 – as part of a series of changes its making as losses continue to mount due, in part to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The future of commercial flight (at an altitude of 317,000ft)

Watch incredible footage inside the cabin of Virgin Galactic, where passengers can literally watch the world go by... at 2,485mph

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Here’s Where Your Money Goes When You Book a Flight

Fuel, crew, airport charges and even aircraft maintenance: here’s the breakdown of your airline ticket.

Airports That Don’t Exist Anymore

From housing developments to business parks, many airports all over the world have been closed and repurposed as something entirely different. Here’s eight examples you might not have heard of.

UK Flight School Orders 10 Electric Aircraft

Gloucestershire-based Skyborne Airline Academy has become the first UK pilot training school to place an order for Bye Aerospace’s all-electric aircraft.

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Flight Simulation

C90 GTX King Air Ready for Take-Off

Chilean developer, Carenado has unleashed the C90 GTX King Air for X-Plane 11.

Wycombe Air Park for X-Plane 11 Released

Orbx has revealed EGTB Wycombe Air Park for X-Plane 11 is out.

EPKK Kraków X V3 Out Now

Drzewiecki Design has released EPKK Kraków X V3 for FSX and Prepar3D.

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