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Historic

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Scandinavian synchronicity

Two Swedish Air Force aerobatic teams, ACRO Hunters and ACRO Deltas, delighted airshow spectators across the country during the 1950s and 1960s, as Jan Forsgren recounts...

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Atomic Delta

Dassault’s Mirage IVA made its nuclear alert debut with the French Air Force 56 years ago. Former pilot Claude Michel tells the story to FlyPast contributor Frédéric Lert...

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Short flying boats ‘down under’

I was pleased to see the photos of Short Sunderland G-BJHS at Tower Bridge in the January issue...

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Focus on rare Vildebeest survivor in New Zealand

The rebuild of Vickers Vildebeest...

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FlyPast

Historic Aircraft Collection’s immaculate Hawker Fury K5674...

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Military

Australia to acquire AH-64Es and expand its MH-60R fleet

The Australian government announced on May 9 that it will proceed with the purchase of 29 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardians and expand its fleet of Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopters by 13

F-15C arrival alleviates training burden on Seymour Johnson F-15Es

The USAF’s 4th FW – based at Seymour Johnson AFB in North Carolina – has received a single F-15C Eagle from Nellis AFB, Nevada, to help alleviate the training burden on its fleet of F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role fighters

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Weather defeats Russia’s Victory Day flypast

A planned flypast of Russia’s combat air assets due to participate in Moscow’s Victory Day parade commemorations on May 9, held to mark the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War, was cancelled at late notice

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Commercial

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Aviation News August 2020

Welcome to Aviation News August 2020

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Thai Airways: Asian Airline Royalty

A pioneer in jet operation and widely celebrated for its standard of service...

How well do you know your airline liveries?

Have a go at our airline livery quiz. How well do you really know them?

Cockpits Through the Ages

The design of a cockpit has changed dramatically over the years. As technology has improved, dials with needles have been replaced with an increasing amount of glass. Take a look at this selection of photos which really show the leaps that have been made.

How Old Are the World's Airlines?

Here's how long some of the best-known airlines have been around - and there are few surprises.

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Flight Simulation

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

Developer's Diary

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Orbx’s TrueEarth US Northern California HD

Orbx continues its redefining of the US landscape

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Boeing 747 50th Anniversary Flight Adventure

This issue Peter Stark flies the ‘Queen of the Skies’

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Upcoming Events

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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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".

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."