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Historic

G-HAWK gets its original wing back — but from where?

Historic example of BAe jet trainer regains further provenance at Brooklands

Mew Gull replica returns to Hendon as RAF Museum opens new exhibition

Higher, Faster, Further places focus on RAF between the wars

Line-up announced for 2024 D-Day Squadron visit

A provisional list of C-47 and DC-3 aircraft has been confirmed along with an itinerary for next year’s much anticipated tour

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Display teams - the Stampe Formation Team

Flying their highly manoeuvrable, brightly coloured 1940s biplanes, the Stampe Formation Team came through some challenging times to enjoy a thrilling 2023 season. Darren Harbar meets team leader Richard Ward

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Long way home – the recovery of a missing Lancaster

Eighty years after their Lancaster crashed into a Dutch lake, the remains of three missing airmen have finally been recovered, along with various artefacts from the bomber, as Christian Koenig explains

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Military

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Ukraine charts success in New Year strikes against Russian forces

The Su-24M Fencer-D tactical bomber fleet of the Ukrainian Air Force has carried out yet another successful strike, using the UK/French-supplied Storm Shadow/SCALP-EG air-launched cruise missiles against high-value targets in Russian-occupied Crimea on December 26

US Navy helicopters strike Houthi rebels in the Red Sea

US Navy helicopters have killed ten Houthi fighters after attempted attacks on US Navy forces and a merchant ship in the Red Sea, US Central Command said in a statement on December 31

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RAF aircrew training – the problems and way ahead

The RAF’s training system has been the topic of countless news headlines in recent years, leaving trainees on hold for months, awaiting a pilot flying slot. Added to this have been unfortunate cost-cutting exercises. Jon Lake looks through the chaos to see if there’s a solution 

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Commercial

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What will Lufthansa gain from acquisition of loss-making ITA Airways?

Tom Batchelor considers the ramifications of Lufthansa’s recent deal with ITA Airways

TUI Boeing 737 veers off runway at Leeds Bradford

A TUI Airways Boeing 737-800 veered off the runway while landing at Leeds Bradford Airport this afternoon.

Ultimate obscure airlines quiz

Welcome to this week’s quiz, taking a look at the ultimate obscure airlines from around the world. Everyone knows the biggest names in the airline industry, from British Airways to Japan Air Lines, Delta Air Lines to Qantas. But how well do you know some of the world’s lesser-known carriers?

CPK Airport's Green Energy Revolution

In an era where the sustainability of transport sectors is not just an aspiration but a necessity, pressing concerns about the geopolitical implications of energy dependency are becoming increasingly evident.

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AIR International November 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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Flight Simulation

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Just Flight's GCXO – Tenerife North review

With the release of Just Flight's original Tenerife Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator, let us find out if it's still worth a visit.

British Isles Mesh for Microsoft Flight Simulator now available

Orbx has announced EU British Isles Mesh for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Miltech Simulations’ Supercarrier Pro review

In this review, we delve into carrier ops with Miltech Simulations’ Supercarrier Pro, the first ‘Studio-Level Functional Aircraft Carrier Pack’ for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

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."

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...".

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

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."