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Historic

Win! a Signed print of Mosquito BMk.25 by Michael Rondot

The well-known aviation artist Michael Rondot has release a new painting called de Havilland Mosquito. The print is signed by three wartime Mosquito veterans

Waco set for full return to flight in Idaho

A rare 1937-built Waco EGC-7 Cabin class biplane has been donated to The Spirit of Flight Foundation museum in Nampa, Idaho

Dragon Rapide progress at Old Warden

The classic machine was one of several on display at a special open day last month

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Courage beyond praise - the story of B-17 ‘Ten Horsepower’

Attempting to land a stricken Flying Fortress, two crewmen died attempting to save their badly injured captain. Dominic Ward salutes a tremendous act of heroism

World War One classics taking shape in France

Two historic Caudron aircraft are being worked on by experts in France

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Military

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‘Wolf Pack’ honours Op Bolo

An F-16CM (89-2060/WP) assigned to the 35th FS ‘Pantons’ – part of the USAF’s 8th FW ‘Wolf Pack’ at Kunsan AB, South Korea – has received special two-tone South-East Asia (SEA) camouflage tail.

The Monday Military Quiz 188

How well do you know your military aircraft? Test yourself here...

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 187

How well do you know your military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz below...

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Commercial

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‘Baby Boom’ takes flight

Boom Supersonic, the company attempting to build the world’s fastest airliner, successfully flew its technology demonstrator, the XB-1, for the first time on March 22

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Malta's Universal Airlines accepts maiden Dash 8

Malta-based charter airline Universal Air is launching scheduled passenger operations with a planned fleet of four De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s.

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Profit pressure at KLM

KLM warned of fleet challenges and constraints at its Amsterdam base in its annual results for 2023.

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Boeing delivery delays hit Ryanair’s schedule

Ryanair expects to receive just 40 of the 57 planned Boeing 737 MAX 8200 aircraft that were due to be delivered before the summer.

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Bumper profits for IAG

IAG, the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and LEVEL, reported “strong and sustained demand for travel, in particular in leisure” as it revealed operating profits of around £3bn in 2023, higher than its pre-COVID peak.

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Adventure: The C-160 Transall

The year 2023 saw the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the Transall C-160 military transporter. In this flight adventure, we explore why it became such a long-lived and pivotal utility aircraft for such an extended time.

Richmond for MSFS released

The latest US destination from scenery developer Axonos is KRIC Richmond International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

PC Pilot - Issue 151 Downloads

Online contents for the May/June 2024 issue of PC Pilot.

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

Hill AFB Warriors over the Wasatch Air Show

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Hill AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Airshow