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Historic

Privateer taking shape in Michigan

Staff at the Yankee Air Museum are making steady progress on their restoration of the four-engined giant

Home needed for B-17 ‘Swamp Ghost’ artefacts

Following a recent estate settlement, several artefacts from Boeing B-17E 41-2446, the aircraft nicknamed ‘Swamp Ghost’, need a new home

Viking completed for US carrier display

The USS Yorktown Foundation has completed restoration of Lockheed S-3B Viking 159731

Historic Aviation Quiz - Aviation firsts

Test your knowledge of aviation firsts in this week's historic quiz...

WATCH the trailer for the new film of RAF Spitfire ace

The soon to be released film ‘Shamrock Spitfire’ tells the story Brendan “Paddy” Finucane – the legendary Irish pilot who became one of the most celebrated fighter aces of World War Two.

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Military

Qatari Hawks temporarily move to Leuchars

Qatar Emiri Air Force Hawk Mk 167s of 11 Squadron are currently operating from Leuchars Station in Fife, having relocated from the unit’s home base of RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire.

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AIR International April 2024

April 2024 issue of AIR International in page-turning format features Gulfstream’s G700 and G800 series - offering comfort, range, and performance to business aviation

Baltic Air Policing: On the front line

In the March 2024 issue of Aviation News, Joris van Boven and Alex van Noije report from Lithuania as the Belgian Air Component becomes the latest Baltic Air Policing lead nation, taking on the role from the Italian Air Force

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Commercial

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Bombardier bags Challenger 3500 order

Bombardier announced on December 22, 2023, that an undisclosed customer had placed a firm order for 12 of its Challenger 3500 super mid-size business jet, with the first deliveries expected in the second half of 2025.

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UK planespotting highlights for January 2024

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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EasyJet reopens ‘Runway’

Low-cost airline easyJet reopened its ‘Runway’ university graduate training initiative in January.

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Red Wings Tupolev Tu-214 restoration

Moscow-based Red Wings Airlines has received a Tupolev Tu-214 as it looks to expand its fleet.

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Air Samarkand takes flight

New Uzbekistan carrier Air Samarkand has received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Ministry of Transport's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) after conducting its maiden demonstration flight from Samarkand to Tashkent on December 28.

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Flight Simulation

F-5E Tiger II takes flight in MSFS

SC Designs has released the legendary F-5E Tiger II for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

TrueEarth Great Britain North for X-Plane

Orbx has announced TrueEarth Great Britain North for X-Plane 12 is now available.

Tecnam P2010 for MSFS released

Aircraft developer Aerosachs has announced the Tecnam P2010 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

Meeting Aérien ‘Le Temps des Hélices’

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La Ferté-Alais, France

The event website states: "Every morning, the public can get closer to the planes via the static exhibition and interact with the pilots and mechanics...The afternoon is specially dedicated to flight presentations with a show lasting more than 5 hours including around a hundred aircraft flying in the skies of Essonne. The show unfolds through thematic scenes the history of aeronautics, from the time of the pioneers to the latest generation of civil and military aircraft."