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Historic

Eindecker reproduction flying in New Zealand

The Vintage Aviator Limited (TVAL) has released airborne footage of its latest Fokker Eindecker reproduction

RAF's 4 Squadron - how we learned to look after the Avro Rota autogyro

For an airman on No 4 Squadron, learning to look after the Avro Rota autogyro was not the most tantalising prospect — but it certainly made the summer of 1935 an interesting one

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Supermarine's superior Southampton flying boat

Supermarine Southampton - an era-defining flying boat that changed Supermarine’s fortunes...

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Aeroplane March 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

Film star Moth up for auction in Miami

‘Out of Africa’ DH60 sale to benefit conservation charities

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Military

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All you need to know about the British Army's new AH-64E Apache gunships

With the Army Air Corps bidding farewell to the Apache AH1 this week, in the November 2023 issue of AirForces Monthly Chris Coot examined its successor - the new-generation AH-64E Apache Guardian

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 186

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

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USAF now plans to buy less than 100 F-15EXs

As part of its FY25 budget request, the USAF has revealed that it now plans to purchase 18 F-15EXs, rather than the 24 Eagle IIs that were initially set to be acquired. This would take the total planned F-15EX procurement from a total of 104 aircraft to just 98

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Commercial

Japan Airlines A350 engulfed in flames at Tokyo Haneda

A Japan Airlines Airbus A350 was engulfed in flames as it landed at Tokyo/Haneda on Tuesday, January 2.

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Commercial aviation trends to watch in 2024

The frenetic pace of the commercial aviation sector shows no signs of slowing down in 2024. As we start the new year, Gordon Smith highlights some of the key areas to look out for over the coming 12 months

The ultimate airline start-ups quiz!

Try your hand at this week’s quiz which focuses on airline start-ups!

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PBA - The New England airline that loved the Dakota

Barry Lloyd details the lengthy career of the DC-3 with US carrier Provincetown-Boston Airline (PBA).

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Air Inuit – serving the high latitudes

Chris Sloan caught up with Air Inuit’s CEO at its state-of-the-art headquarters at Montreal’s Pierre Trudeau International Airport for a deep dive into an airline like no other

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Flight Simulation

A300-600R lands in Microsoft Flight Simulator

iniBuilds has released the Airbus A300-600R for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

iniBuilds releases Dubai Airport for MSFS

The iniBuilds team has announced Dubai International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Navigraph publishes FlightSim Community Survey 2023 results

Navigraph has published its annual FlightSim Community Survey, aimed at discovering the community's thoughts on upcoming releases, gaining insights into simulation habits, and exploring user priorities to enhance the ultimate flight experience.

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Upcoming Events

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."

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow