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Historic

Draken centre stage at Swedish exhibition

The distinctive jet is the showpiece of a recently opened exhibition, while in Spain a retired Falcon is on the move

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Vickers Valiant secret reconnaissance  

Valiants pioneered long-range, deep-penetration reconnaissance – in the February 2016 issue of FlyPast Vic Flintham revealed the shadowy world of 543 Squadron

Vickers Valiant – a brief history

The origins and history of the Valiant

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Valiant: The first V-Bomber

Overshadowed by the Vulcan and Victor, the Valiant was the only one of the V-bombers to drop a nuclear bomb, the first to see combat and the RAF’s initial operational tanker. However, its career was cut short by structural problems, as Stephen Skinner describes

Remembering artist Robert Taylor

Legendary aviation artist Robert Taylor passed away recently following a short illness – Aces High Gallery has announced a special Remembrance Weekend

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Military

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Brunei welcomes first two C295MWs

The first two Airbus C295MW medium-lift tactical transport aircraft for the Royal Brunei Air Force departed Airbus’ facility at Sevilla-San Pablo Airport in Spain on their delivery flight to Brunei on January 18

USAF selects Selfridge ANGB as next KC-46A Pegasus base

The US Department of the Air Force announced on January 12 that it has selected Selfridge Air National Guard Base (ANGB) in Michigan as its preferred location to host the next KC-46A Pegasus tanker unit, with the base expected to welcome its first aircraft in 2029

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Argentina issues airworthiness certificate for re-engined Pucará Fénix

Argentina’s General Directorate of Joint Military Airworthiness of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces (DIGAMC) issued the airworthiness certificate for the newly upgraded IA-58H Pucará Fénix counterinsurgency (COIN) aircraft on December 29, after the type received new Pratt & Whitney PT6A-62 turboprop engines

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Commercial

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Aviation News January 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

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How Virgin Atlantic introduced the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in style

Craig West described a flight with a difference in the January 2015 issue of Airliner World when Virgin Atlantic added the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleet

Ultimate Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Quiz!

On Tuesday, November 28, Virgin Atlantic operated the world’s first transatlantic flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Flight 100 departed London/Heathrow at 11.49 am and touched down at New York/JFK just over seven hours later. To mark this momentous occasion in aviation history, this week, we test your knowledge of all things SAF!

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Flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Nearly a decade after entering service, Boeing’s Dreamliner remains at the top of its game and a favourite with pilots and passengers alike. In the April 2021 issue of Aviation News, retired British Airways Captain Michael Napier explained why the 787 is a dream to fly

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Airliner World January 2024

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Flight Simulation

Local Legends 14: Bell 47J Ranger for MSFS out now

The latest aircraft in the Local Legend series for Microsoft Flight Simulator is the Bell 47J Ranger helicopter.

World Update XVI: Caribbean released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has added World Update XVI: Caribbean to its long and growing list of global enhancements.

Duchess Model 76 for X-Plane 12 out now

Just Flight, in partnership with Thranda Design, has released the Duchess Model 76 for X-Plane 12.

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Upcoming Events

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".

IWM Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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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 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."