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Historic

Historic Aviation Quiz: Great War Aircraft Recognition

How good is your aircraft recognition? Can you recognise these Great War types?

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Life as a Victor Air Electronics Officer

Squadron Leader Mike Beer MBE tells FlyPast what life was like as an Air Electronics Officer on the Handley Page Victor.

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Falklands ‘Black Buck 1’ Victor pilot recounts operation

There will never be another bombing raid like ‘Black Buck 1’, when some of the remaining ‘V-Force’ — Vulcan XM607, supported by a horde of Victor tankers — took the Falklands fight to the Argentineans. The lead Victor pilot, Bob Tuxford AFC, recounts the gripping tale

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Handley Page Victor: A complete history

The Victor ably served the RAF for 35 years. Doug Gordon examines the design, development and service of the futuristic-looking V-bomber.

Experimental glider restored for museum display

An unfinished project masterminded by a German engineer has been put on show in Argentina

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Military

F135 Engine Core Upgrade: Powering the Future

After Pratt & Whitney’s F135 Engine Core Upgrade solution was chosen by the USAF to enhance the F-35’s powerplant ahead of the highly anticipated Block 4 configuration, Khalem Chapman spoke with the firm about the progress being made and the benefits it will bring to not only the Lightning II family, but also future sixth-generation fighters

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Aviation News March 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

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Australia now ‘burying’ retired MRH-90 fleet despite Ukrainian interest

Over recent months, the Australian Army has been scrapping and subsequently burying its problematic fleet of MRH-90 Taipan (NH90 TTH) tactical transport helicopters – which were removed from operational service more than a year earlier than planned – despite recent second-hand interest from Ukraine

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Commercial

CPK to redefine sustainable aviation

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny is drawing attention for its unique approach to environmental management, multimodality and transport integration

IATA 2023 forecast for CPK.

Investor scenario confirms the necessity of the project

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Why JetBlue has decided to go transatlantic

The addition of Amsterdam means JetBlue has completed its initial ‘attack’ on Europe, with other flights offered to London and Paris. But what does transatlantic bring to the airline? Richard Schuurman finds out

Developing the Boeing 767 – From drawing board to service

In a recent Key Publishing special magazine on the Boeing 767, David Willis reviewed the conception and development of this successful airliner.

Ultimate Scottish Airports Quiz!

This week, we take you to Scotland to explore the numerous airports dotted around this beautiful country. From beach runways to hosting Elvis Presley’s only visit to the UK, there are plenty of fun facts to discover. Good luck!

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Flight Simulation

Sofia Airport 2.0 out now

Scenery developer Fly 2 High has released an updated version of LBSF Sofia Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Leeds Bradford for MSFS released

The iniBuilds team has released Leeds Bradford Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator lands in Bosnia

Orbx has announced LQBK Banja Luka International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

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."

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".