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Historic

New colours for Australian Hunter

Former Royal Singaporean Air Force (RSAF) Hawker Hunter F.74S 546 was unveiled to the public on October 26, 2022 during a special ceremony at its Hunter Warbirds Aviation Centre home, Scone, New South Wales, Australia, wearing Royal Air Force (RAF) colours following an extensive 100-day restoration.

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Who was pioneering aviator Oscar Garden?

Pioneering aviator Oscar Garden is best remembered for his astonishing 18-day flight in a Gipsy Moth, travelling from London to Australia in 1930. In the years that followed, the New Zealander’s love of flying did not abate. Here his daughter Mary Garden details his flying boat adventures before and during World War Two…

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Lake Windermere's incredible Waterbird

Newly airborne from Lake Windermere this summer, the replica of the unique Waterbird represents a tremendous accomplishment — and a delightful way to recall the achievements of the 1911 original

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How good was the Sopwith Camel in battle?

Sopwith’s most famous fighter earned its reputation in hard fought aerial combats. Andrew Thomas documents the wartime use of the legendary biplane

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What is it like to own and fly a North American L-17 Navion?

From the same same stable as the legendary P-51 Mustang, the North American L-17 Navion offers both a user-friendly and enjoyably wild ride, as Dave Unwin discovered

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Military

Australia completes first major international F-35A deployment

The RAAF has marked a major milestone in its operation of the F-35A Lightning II after aircraft from No 75 Squadron departed RAAF Base Tindal in Australia’s Northern Territory to Malaysia, where it completed the type's first international deployment (outside the US) in Australian service

Algeria set to become first export customer for Akusungur UAV

The Algerian Army General Staff has reportedly approved the acquisition of six Akusungur medium-altitude, long-endurance UAVs from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ)

Mozambique strengthens counter-terrorism capabilities with new aircraft

The Mozambique Air Force has moved to strengthen its counter-terrorism capabilities with the purchase of two transport aircraft from South Africa-based aerospace/defence company, Paramount Group

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Commercial

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New German destination for Qatar Airways

The Qatari flag carrier added a fourth German city to its passenger route map.

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So long, SOFIA!

NASA’s SOFIA airborne laboratory has retired, more than a decade earlier than planned. In the first of a two-part feature, Bernd Sturm shines the spotlight on this unique aircraft

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What next for Norwegian carrier Flyr?

Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, CEO of Norwegian carrier Flyr, tells Tom Batchelor about the ups and downs of running a new airline in these uncertain times

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Flight Simulation

Just Flight announces Stormscope in development

In the latest In-Development report from Just Flight, the company has announced a new Stormscope instrument is coming soon to its GA fleet in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

DCS: MB-339 out now

Eagle Dynamics has announced third-party developer, IndiaFoxtEcho has released the MB-339 for DCS World.

Unalaska Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Orbx has announced that PADU Unalaska Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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