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Historic

The de Havilland Hornet Moth

Enclosed cockpit, side-by-side seats and room for the golf clubs: enter the 1930s and de Havilland’s touring aircraft.

Operation Firedog: Last of the Hornets

A pictorial tribute to the last RAF piston-engined fighters in front line service

Moth Minor Miracle

Craig P Justo describes the rebirth of Australian Mark Carr’s superb DH.94

The incredible engineering of the DH.88 Comet

Just 14 years after de Havilland was founded, they made a wooden aircraft that flew from England to Melbourne in just over 70 hours. As this video shows, the design was a thing of beauty.

The de Havilland Tiger Moth

De Havilland started the 1930s with a reliable training aircraft that would have military use right until the end of the ’50s.

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Military

88th TES welcomes new HH-60Ws as operational testing kicks off

The USAF announced on March 30 that the 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada, has launched the sustainment operational test process for the Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II: US operators

Dave Allport details the units and bases operating the F-35 (and its variants) across three pillars of the United States Armed Forces

Blue Air Training and Top Aces combine forces

Blue Air Training and Top Aces announced a business combination on March 30

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Commercial

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Short haul, long aircraft: Iberia A340-600 to London

Spencer Bennett samples a short-haul Iberia
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Coronavirus: Airlines Scramble for Survival

The Key Publishing commercial aviation team has put together a list of what some of the biggest names have done so far to deal with this rapidly evolving situation. *all information correct of March 16

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AIR International March 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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The 757 conundrum: why this airliner is not easily replaceable

The multi-purpose Boeing 757 remains peerless four decades after its first flight. Mark Broadbent charts the history of the ‘Swiss army penknife’ of aviation and considers operator options to replace the enduring all-rounder.

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Stranded in a Soviet time capsule

Bernd Sturm reflects on a trip to the land that time forgot...

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Flight Simulation

St. Tropez for X-Plane Released

Aerosoft has announced St. Tropez for X-Plane 11 is out now.

New Stationair Takes Flight in X-Plane

Carenado has announced the CT206H Stationair for X-Plane 11 is out.

Atlanta for X-Plane Released

imagineSim has announced KATL Atlanta 2019 X-Plane 11.

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CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Wales Airshow

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The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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US Air Force airshow

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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International air show.

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."