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Could Ukraine be given a fourth ex-Royal Navy Sea King?

Another former Royal Navy Westland Sea King could be heading to Ukraine, making it the fourth example of the type to be donated to the war-torn nation by the UK

‘Tomcats’ return as USMC’s second F-35C Lightning II squadron

The USMC activated its second Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II squadron, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 311 (VMFA-311) ‘Tomcats’ (code ‘WL-XX’), on April 14

Zambian Air Force acquires two Enstrom 480B helicopters

The US-based Enstrom Helicopter Corporation announced on April 17 that it has sold two turbine-powered 480B helicopters to the Zambian Air Force, which will employ the rotorcraft for both training and utility missions

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 143

Welcome to the 143rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Just how powerful is Russia's strategic bomber force?

Alexander Mladenov examines the current state, operations and inventory of Russia’s long-range bomber fleet which has been undergoing upgrades while also seeing active service in Ukraine

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Iran Air Airbus A310 turbulence report published

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) of the Iranian Civil Aviation Authority has released its final report into the events which led to the injuries of two people onboard an Iran Air jet.

Boeing 747s return to service with Emirates

Two Queens of the Sky have been leased by the operator – the first time they’ve been used by the carrier in six years

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Here's what to expect at the 2023 Paris Air Show

The global aerospace industry is preparing todescend on Le Bourget for the 2023 Paris Air Show. But with so many aircraft orders already announced, is the format still relevant? Richard Schuurman predicts the key themes for this year’s gathering

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FlyPast July 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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How much of Guy Gibson’s Dambuster Lancaster survives?

FlyPast’s Jamie Ewan explores how the yoke and throttle quadrant from Guy Gibson’s Lancaster still exists, 75 years after the aeroplane was scrapped

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To Hell and Back - Dambusters interviewed

None of the brave men who flew on the ‘Dams Raid’ are alive today. Tom Allett met several veterans and here remembers conversations with two of them

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Flight Simulation

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Exploring London Heathrow

This time, we fly to London Heathrow Airport and take a closer look at iniScene’s rendition of the primary gateway to the UK.

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Just Flight’s FS Traffic review

We take a look at FS Traffic from Just Flight, a package that provides high-quality replacement aircraft models for the default AI traffic in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Hong Kong for X-Plane out now

Scenery developer, TaiModels has announced Hong Kong International Airport for X-Plane 11 and 12 is now available.

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Upcoming Events



Bicester, United Kingdom

The company organising the event states Flywheel is "two jam-packed days of action celebrating all things wings, wheels and motion...Flywheel will see a host of classic motoring marques join the displays along the tree-lined avenues of the historic site. Fans of vintage flight can expect an equally spectacular showcase, with a broad range of historic aircraft set to grace the site’s grass airfield – winding back the years and commemorating the site’s heritage as an RAF Blenheim Bomber training station."

Wings and Wheels Henstridge


Henstridge, United Kingdom

The organisers' say: "With up to 130 classic aircraft and over 150 classic cars on show, plus a few traders and some great food this is a great day out for the family and enthusiast alike."

Midland Air Museum (Coventry) Aviation Fair


Baginton, United Kingdom

Aircraft enthusiasts fair

Ladies Day Fly-in


Bodmin, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "A great day to experience the joys of flying by all, but it is especially a celebration of all ladies in aviation.
Ladies day fly in
Visiting Aircraft – all are welcome
Vintage and classic vehicles"

Vulcan Aircrew Experience


Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

The Vulcan Restoration Trust website describes this event as: "New for 2023, the Vulcan Aircrew Experience is your chance to be a Vulcan crew member kitted out in authentic equipment as worn in the Falklands conflict.
This event is organised by UP AN’ AT ‘EM! HISTORY and admittance is by advance ticket-only."

English Riviera Airshow


Paignton, United Kingdom

Seafront airshow