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Aviation News February 2024

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Historic Aviation Quiz: Racing aeroplanes of the 1920s & 1930s

Speed was a key development in aviation - and from speed comes racing! Can you recognise these racing types from the 1920s & 1930s?

An F-86D-50-NA of the 513th Fighter Interception Squadron at Manston. Note the many vortex generators, including those on one of the NACA flush intakes for tailpipe cooling. All “Aeroplane” photographs Feature Premium

Revealing insights into UK-based USAF F-86D Sabres

A detailed report on the new capabilities provided by the F-86D from the April 22, 1955 issue of The Aeroplane

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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

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Military

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Swiss Air Force Yorknite 2024 deployment dates

The Swiss Air Force has confirmed to Key.Aero the dates of its annual night flying Yorknite deployment to RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire.

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Red Arrows gear up for 60th anniversary season

The iconic aerobatic display team have returned to nine jets for the landmark season

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AIR International March 2024

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Commercial

New premium cabins for Boeing BBJ 737

Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) has revealed that it has developed pre-designed cabin layouts for its 737-7 jet.

Government backs British Airways’ green fuel project

British Airways has been awarded a £9m grant from the UK government’s Advanced Fuel Fund (AFF) competition to help develop lower-carbon aviation fuels.

Aeroitalia expands regional presence with Air Connect deal

Aeroitalia has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire a 93.86% shareholding of Romania’s Air Connect.

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SAS bids farewell to the Boeing 737

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has retired its final Boeing 737 after more than 30 years of service.

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

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Flight Simulation

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Airports of the  Pacific Northwest

With the recent release by Roman Design of CYYJ Victoria International Airport, four major destinations in the Pacific Northwest are now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this feature, we travel to the region and explore all four airports.

East Midlands Airport for X-Plane 12

Orbx has announced EGNX East Midlands Airport for X-Plane 12 is out now.

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Heatblur and IndiaFoxtEcho’s F-14 Tomcat review

The aircraft under review evolved from the popular DCS: F-14, designed by Heatblur Simulations. This time, they have joined forces with developer IndiaFoxtEcho to bring the F-14 to the Microsoft Flight Simulator platform.

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Upcoming Events

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."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

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".

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow