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Historic

Recognition for International Bomber Command Centre volunteers

Late last year, volunteers at the IBCC project in Lincolnshire were awarded the prestigious King’s Award for Voluntary Services

Air Festival returns to the Midlands this summer

From May 31 to June 2, Midlands Air Festival will return to Ragley Hall estate in Warwickshire – with a pyrotechnic finale planned

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Keeping the Vulcan ‘howl’ alive… but how do you do it?

Jamie Ewan dropped in on the Vulcan Restoration Trust to get an update on Avro Vulcan B.2 XL426, now that the revered jet is in a new hangar at London’s Southend Airport

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Brooklands Valiant cockpit restoration

Brooklands Museum’s Matthew Haswell explained in the November 2016 issue of FlyPast how volunteers were rejuvenating a Valiant cockpit

A day with Handley Page Victor XM715

Darren Harbar spent a day at Bruntingthorpe with the dedicated team that keeps XM715 alive and recounted it in the February 2016 issue of FlyPast 

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Military

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Special 50th anniversary Tornado scheme unveiled

A German Air Force Panavia Tornado IDS has been painted in a special scheme to mark the 50th anniversary of the aircraft type’s first flight.

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The aircraft type you (probably) didn’t know the RAF flies

Those well-versed on the RAF may think they know all the aircraft types flown by the service, but there may be one which has evaded their attention lurking in deepest Nottinghamshire.

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Combat Aircraft Journal May 2024

May 2024 issue of Combat Aircraft Journal in page-turning format features America's new 12-shooter, a report by Mark Ayton exploring the F-15EX Eagle II

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Commercial

IATA 2023 forecast for CPK.

Investor scenario confirms the necessity of the project

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Why JetBlue has decided to go transatlantic

The addition of Amsterdam means JetBlue has completed its initial ‘attack’ on Europe, with other flights offered to London and Paris. But what does transatlantic bring to the airline? Richard Schuurman finds out

Developing the Boeing 767 – From drawing board to service

In a recent Key Publishing special magazine on the Boeing 767, David Willis reviewed the conception and development of this successful airliner.

Ultimate Scottish Airports Quiz!

This week, we take you to Scotland to explore the numerous airports dotted around this beautiful country. From beach runways to hosting Elvis Presley’s only visit to the UK, there are plenty of fun facts to discover. Good luck!

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An-225 Mriya: Antonov’s Lonely Giant

The Antonov An-225 Mriya was one of the early casualties of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, though the manufacturer has stated it will be rebuild the world's largest aircraft. Key Aero looks back at the achievements of this record-breaking heavylifter from the May 2021 issue of Aviation News

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator lands in Boeing Field

Drzewiecki Design has announced KBFI Boeing Field for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Black Square’s TBM 850 review

Black Square Simulations arrived on the flight sim scene with a bang. It broke new ground with its Analog Steam Gauge Overhaul series, upgrading the default Microsoft Flight Simulator aircraft with highly realistic interiors and systems. This time, we look at its first aircraft developed from the ground up, the mighty TBM 850.

City Update V: European Cities released

Microsoft, in partnership with Bing Maps and Vexcel, has released European Cities I for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

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".