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Historic

NF Meteors: The RAF’s First Jet Night-Fighters

Armstrong Whitworth turned the Meteor from a simple day-fighter into one of the first radar-equipped all-weather jet interceptors. Doug Gordon remembers the career of the early night-fighter Meteors, the NF.11 and NF.13.

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How the Shuttleworth Collection restored a Hawker Hind

Bringing a 1930s fighter back to life is no simple task, but the Shuttleworth Collection’s skilled team are the crew to do it!

Mustang unveiled in new colours at Sywell

Formerly flying in Australia, a CAC-built Mustang has now been repainted and will operate in British skies

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The challenge to replace the Spitfire and Hurricane: Supermarine twin fighters

When the time came to replace both the Hurricane and Spitfire, the Air Ministry had a very hard act to follow...

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The troublesome development of the Hawker Tempest

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver details the troublesome development of the Hawker Tempest – the last piston engine fighter to carry Royal Air Force colours

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Military

RAF Voyagers on patrol

An article from the AirForces Monthly Yearbook 2024, where Alan Warnes interviews the Officer Commanding of 101 Sqn about the increased taskings of the RAF’s Voyagers since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 182

Welcome to the 182nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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B-1Bs arrive for first Bomber Task Force in Sweden

Two B-1B Lancers have touched down in Sweden to conduct the first US Air Force Bomber Task Force deployment in the Scandinavian country.

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Commercial

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Liverpool Airport – Getting better all the time

Liverpool Airport’s 90th anniversary looks set to be the backdrop for one of the hub’s most promising years. Aviation News speaks to Robin Tudor, the hub’s head of public relations, about transforming post-pandemic preparedness into prosperity

Ultimate Fiji Airways Quiz!

From a pioneering Australian pre-war aviator to a regional tourist airline with long-haul ambitions, Fiji Airways is one of the stars of the February 2024 edition of Airliner World, and this week, we test your knowledge of the Pacific carrier!

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Why two PA-28s are painted in BCal livery

It has been almost four decades since British Airways acquired British Caledonian, but if you know where to look, the carrier’s iconic Golden Lion can still be seen in UK skies. Aviation News speaks to Richard Heywood and Robin Washington

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Aviation News February 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

Embraer E-Jets – the secrets of their success

As airlines search for ever-more economical ways of serving their markets, the ‘crossover jet’ category of small airliners provides Embraer with a potential route into an expanding portfolio of customers. Alan Dron asks if it’s living up to the hype

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Flight Simulation

Nice Cote D'azur Airport - NG Series for MSFS

JustSim has released a new product line dubbed the NG Series, offering highly realistic and detailed models of airports and the surrounding areas.

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Microsoft’s Famous Flyer 7: Mitsubishi MU-2 review

The Mitsubishi MU-2 has earned a reputation for its speed and versatility, as well as being one of Japan’s most successful post-war era aircraft. We take a closer look at iniBuilds rendition of this high-performance twin for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Chisinau Airport for MSFS

MXI Design has announced Chisinau International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

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."