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Aviation News August 2024

August 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format turns the spotlight towards the forthcoming Farnborough Airshow and sees Mark Broadbent battling through a wilderness of jargon to explain how to place an aircraft order

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Catalina to visit Scotland to honour VC pilots

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of two Catalina pilots being awarded the Victoria Cross in 1944, PBY-5A Catalina, G-PBYA, is to visit a number of locations in Scotland.

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Unique Tornado F2 TIARA to fly again

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Jared ‘ROOK’ Isaacman confirmed that he has added a Panavia Tornado F2 to his collection.

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Aeroplane August 2024

August 2024 issue of Aeroplane in page-turning format features a 48-page special to mark the 70th anniversary of the English Electric Lightning

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Military

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USAF KC-46A Pegasus flies around the world non-stop

A US Air Force Boeing KC-46A Pegasus has completed the first non-stop westbound flight around the world by the type.

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Boeing delivers first CH-47F Block II Chinook to US Army

Boeing announced on July 1 that it had delivered the first CH-47F Block II Chinook to the US Army, marking a significant milestone in the modernisation programme of the Army's heavy-lift capabilities.

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End of a chapter for MH-139A Grey Wolf as it leaves Eglin AFB

The MH-139A Grey Wolf left Eglin Air Force Base for the last time on June 27 signalling its transition to a combat-capable aircraft under Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC).

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Commercial

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Cebu Pacific signs MoU for huge A321neo order

Cebu Pacific has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus to purchase 152 A321neos.

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Etihad unveils 20th anniversary livery on A321neo

Etihad Airways has revealed a new livery to commemorate its 20th anniversary on a recently acquired Airbus A321neo.

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Saudia carries over 500,000 people for Hajj pilgrimage

Saudia, the national airline of Saudi Arabia, has completed the first phase of its Hajj operations, carrying over 509,000 pilgrims to Mecca between mid-May and mid-June.

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Changes at Frontier Airlines

Denver-based low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has introduced changes to its products and services, in a move that edges it away from the traditional budget model.

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Virgin Atlantic insights: reflecting on the past, looking to the future

Corneel Koster, chief customer and commercial officer at Virgin Atlantic, shares his thoughts on the airline’s journey and future plans

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Flight Simulation

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Cockspur’s Phenom 100 review

The Phenom 100 is part of a growing trend in aviation that has emerged in the last decade for Very Light Jets that offer luxury transport and modern technology. In this review, we test fly Cockspur's rendition of this popular aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

New York LaGuardia Airport released

Scenery developer MK Studios has released KLGA - New York LaGuardia Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Graphics card upgrade

Using a high-performance graphics card plays an important part in achieving high frame rates in Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this feature, we look at the performance benefits of upgrading from the NVIDIA RTX 3060 to the more recent RTX 4070S.

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Upcoming Events

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."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

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."

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.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

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."