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Historic

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Proctor I makes debut public appearance

Whitby, Yorkshire-based Paul Gliddon’s Percival Proctor I VH-UXS made its public debut at the Tyabb Air Show in Gliddon’s hands on 10 February, nearly five years after its first post-restoration flight at Latrobe Valley Regional Airport, 90-odd miles west of Melbourne.

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Save the Skymaster closes

North Weald-based Save the Skymaster has announced that it is to close its charity and halt restoration work on Douglas C-54, N44914 (c/n 10630) ‘56498’.

The Thomas Castle Aviation Heritage Scholarship trust has announced its 2024 scholarships

Applications for one of five available scholarships will open on May 1

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How the Soviets improvised to counter Luftwaffe night intruders

How to take on Luftwaffe intruders by night when you lack any dedicated night fighters? The Soviet Northern Fleet was forced to improvise — and the results were mixed

Historic ‘9/11’ Cessna for USAF museum

The National Museum of the US Air Force has received Cessna 172P N9344L, newly retired by the Civil Air Patrol.

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Military

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12 B-2 Spirits perform mass launch

The impressive sight of 12 US Air Force B-2 Spirit bombers launching in quick succession made for an impressive sight recently at Whiteman AFB, Missouri.

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REVEALED: RCAF Hornet display scheme which will be seen at RIAT

This year the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) celebrates the centenary of its formation as an independent military service and to mark the occasion its CF-18 display jet will appear in a commemorative paint scheme.

US Air Force museum receives KC-10 Extender

The National Museum of the US Air Force has added a McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender to its collection.

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Commercial

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Bristell e-aircraft flown to AERO 2024

A Bristell B23 Energic, HB-SXD, powered solely by electricity, flew from Sion, Switzerland, to Friedrichshafen, Germany to be showcased at AERO 2024 general aviation trade show.

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Aegean Airlines ramps up routes

Aegean Airlines is increasing frequencies on routes between Greece and key European hubs. It has secured a fourth slot at London/Heathrow for a new daily (except Saturday) Athens service.

BA’s pilot cadet scheme opening for new applications

Scheme offers successful candidates free training and a job on graduation

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Airbus A320 upgrades for American Airlines and Air Canada

More than 200 Airbus A320 Family aircraft based in North America are to receive major cockpit and avionics upgrades.

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From Mystère to millennium

In the first of two parts, Rod Simpson details Dassault’s diversification from fast jet fabricator to the founding of the Falcon family

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Flight Simulation

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Flight simulator training – Mountain flying

In this lesson, we explore the incredible and scenic terrain of the Rocky Mountains and learn about the challenges of mountain flying.

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Cockspur’s Phenom 100 review

The Phenom 100 is part of a growing trend in aviation that has emerged in the last decade for Very Light Jets that offer luxury transport and modern technology. In this review, we test fly Cockspur's rendition of this popular aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

New York LaGuardia Airport released

Scenery developer MK Studios has released KLGA - New York LaGuardia Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

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".

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow