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Historic

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What did Roland Beamont make of the Fw 190?

Joining the Tactics Branch of the Central Fighter Establishment at Tangmere in 1945, Roland Beamont reacquainted himself with the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. In an article first published in the August 1993 issue of Aeroplane, the famed test pilot recalled how it matched up to its Allied opposition

Newark Auster being re-covered

Significant progress with restoration of Army air observation post

Super Pinto changes hands – it will fly with the CAF

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has announced the latest addition to its collection – former US Navy Temco TT-1 Pinto N4486L

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Aeroplane February 2024

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Stuka is subject of ambitious return-to-flight project

The Hudson, Massachusetts-based American Heritage Museum has acquired the substantial remains of a former Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 87 D-5 Stuka – and wants to return it to the skies

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Military

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RAF Typhoon combat debut over Libya

In the September 2011 issue of Aviation News, Jon Lake reported on how the RAF’s Typhoons were fairing in combat missions over Libya.

Operation Desert Storm: RAF Jaguars over the Gulf

Key.Aero charts the formidable efforts of the Royal Air Force SEPECAT Jaguar Detachment during the 1991 Gulf War

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Interview RAF fighter force commander

The RAF’s fighter force – the tip of the force’s spear, or Combat Air as it’s officially known – is heading into arguably its busiest ever period. Alan Warnes talks with the commander, Air Commodore Howard ‘Howey’ Edwards, about just how hectic this year has been

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Commercial

Concorde captain on handling emergency at Mach 2

Travelling at twice the speed of sound, John Hutchinson had just begun to tuck into his steak fillet when the supersonic aircraft he was piloting began shaking violently. Find out what went wrong in this amazing interview with the former British Airways Concorde captain

Ultimate Dubai Airshow Quiz!

This week, the Dubai Airshow 2023 kicked off in style at Al Maktoum International Airport. The five-day event brought together world-class exhibitors, flying and static aircraft displays, industry conferences and over 300 expert speakers. Airliner World will be bringing you a full round up of all the news from the event in our January 2024 edition. But for now why not take our Ultimate Dubai Airshow Quiz to test your knowledge on one of the world’s biggest aviation events.

Ethiopian Airlines adds to Boeing orderbook

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered an additional 11 Boeing 787-9s and 20 737-8s on the second day of the Dubai Airshow. As well as the firm order, the airline has also added options for a further 15 and 21 of the types, respectively.

Embraer gets go-ahead for London City E195-E2 ops

Embraer’s E195-E2 airliner has been granted steep approach certification for London City Airport, the manufacturer has announced.

Airbus widebodies for Egyptair

The carrier is bolstering its long-haul fleet

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Flight Simulation

Local Legends 14: Bell 47J Ranger for MSFS out now

The latest aircraft in the Local Legend series for Microsoft Flight Simulator is the Bell 47J Ranger helicopter.

World Update XVI: Caribbean released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has added World Update XVI: Caribbean to its long and growing list of global enhancements.

Duchess Model 76 for X-Plane 12 out now

Just Flight, in partnership with Thranda Design, has released the Duchess Model 76 for X-Plane 12.

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."