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Historic

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Aviation News August 2020

Welcome to Aviation News August 2020

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Turbine Times: The Viscount and BEA

With the Vickers Viscount, BEA was the world’s first airline to fly a turbine-powered aircraft...

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South American Sojourn Part 2: An Unexpected Journey

Gerry Manning recalls a memorable Ian Allan Aviation Tours trip...

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The Birds from Brazil: 40 Years of the Tucano

First flown in 1980, the Embraer EMB-312 Tucano has excelled...

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Three Nations, Four Engines: East African Airways VC10s

Jointly owned by three governments, East African Airways was the only non-UK Super VC10 operator. The type was well suited to its operating conditions, but the airline struggled to compete with larger carriers and eventually collapsed, as Barry Lloyd explains

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Military

USAF retires first E-8C JSTARS

RETIREMENT OF the US Air Force’s fleet of 16 E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft officially got underway on February 10, when the first of these aircraft departed from its home at Robins Air Force, Base, Georgia, for the final time.

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SCOOP: Finland to build hundreds of F-35 forward fuselages

Finland will build hundreds of forward fuselages for Lockheed Martin’s global F-35 stealth fighter programme it has emerged, as the Finnish defence authorities inked deals on February 11 to confirm the acquisition of the fighter

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Saab says Finland HX fighter bid was “good offer”

Saab’s CEO has sprung to the defence of the company’s ultimately unsuccessful bid for Finland’s HX Programme, intended to replace the Finnish Air Force’s ageing F/A-18 Hornets

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Commercial

Kiwi Carrier Cancels UK Connection

AIR NEW Zealand to withdraw its only route to and from Europe

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CAPE OF EXTREMELY GOOD HOPE

The past 12 months have seen Cape Air’s roadmap grow ...

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Farewell to A Legend

Airliner World’s regular correspondent Sebastian Schmitz shares his memories working on board a Junkers Ju 52

Water Evacuation Trainer for Singapore

Spatial, one of the world’s leading providers of cabin crew...

Pulkovo Expands

PULKOVO/ST PETERSBURG has announced a selection of new and extended services for its winter 2019/2020 schedule.

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Flight Simulation

Paderborn for X-Plane available

Aerosoft has released its home airport, Paderborn-Lippstadt for X-Plane 11.

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Baron’s Combat Corner: Part One

Falcon – A History of a classic combat flight simulation

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DCS: F-14 Tomcat

Is this the best module ever produced for DCS World?

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IWM Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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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."

IWM Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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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 Battle of Britain Air Show

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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."

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