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Historic

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‘Lucky 13’ - 103-year-old Mosquito veteran looks back

Flt Lt Colin Bell DFC (Ret’d) survived 50 bombing operations while flying with Bomber Command, 13 of them to the most feared target of all, Berlin. Tom Allett spoke to the wartime veteran

WIN! A Copy Of ‘Luck Of The Draw’ By Frank Murphy - Worth £25!

Thanks to publisher Elliott & Thompson, FlyPast has a hardback copy of the book to give away.

Stallion 51 Boss interview – the world’s most experienced P-51 Mustang pilot

Stallion 51 has asserted itself as a P-51 centre of excellence over the past three decades. Barry Ambrose speaks to the boss, and the most experienced Mustang pilot in history, Lee Lauderback

The Shepherd: A ghost of Christmas past

Robin Evans reveals the origins of, and profiles, bestselling author Frederick Forsyth’s ‘The Shepherd’ – is it the best story in aviation?

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Phoenix - the story of a Norwegian Tiger Moth

A Tiger Moth that crashed in 1940 during a desperate bid to escape advancing German forces has been recovered and restored to running condition in Norway. Tormod Løkling details the hardy biplane’s remarkable story

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Military

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AirForces Monthly March 2024

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F135 Engine Core Upgrade: Powering the Future

After Pratt & Whitney’s F135 Engine Core Upgrade solution was chosen by the USAF to enhance the F-35’s powerplant ahead of the highly anticipated Block 4 configuration, Khalem Chapman spoke with the firm about the progress being made and the benefits it will bring to not only the Lightning II family, but also future sixth-generation fighters

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Aviation News March 2024

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Commercial

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Airliner World Sample Issue

Welcome to this free digital sample issue of Airliner World, the best-selling commercial aviation magazine.

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AIR International December 2023

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Lockheed Starliner – The ultimate Constellation

Charles Woodley chronicled the story of Lockheed’s highly advanced propliner, the L-1649A Starliner in the May 2015 issue of Aviation News

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Qantas 'Connies' traversing the globe

Chris Frame considers how the Lockheed Constellation transformed Qantas operations.

Parts of British Airways BOAC liveried 747 go up for sale online

Following news in August that the BOAC liveried British Airways Boeing 747 was being dismantled, parts of the aircraft have now begun to be sold online to the public.

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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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Light Aircraft Association Rally

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CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."