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Historic

DA4 leaves Duxford for new Cosford home

The fourth Eurofighter Typhoon prototype, ZH590 (better known as DA4) has moved from IWM Duxford in Cambridgeshire to the Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering at RAF Cosford, Shropshire

New roles for classic airliners – heritage livery for others

Two of three former Spanish Air & Space Force (SpASF) Boeing 707s are set to be preserved, while in the US an airworthy Douglas DC-8 has been given a new role

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Sidney Cotton's legendary Lockheed: the new evidence

As World War Two neared, Sidney Cotton and Lockheed 12A G-AFTL helped change the face of British aerial reconnaissance. But what does evidence gathered as the aircraft was restored for Fighter Aviation Engineering tell us about their covert activities?

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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.

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Military

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First three Greek MH-60R Seahawks nearing delivery

The first three Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks for the Hellenic Navy are a step closer to delivery after

Lockheed Martin rolls out first C-130J-30 for New Zealand

Lockheed Martin formally rolled out the first of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical transports for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) at its production facility in Marietta, Georgia, on February 15

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US finally approves sale of F-16 Block 70s to Turkey

After a two-year delay, Turkey has finally gained approval from the US government to acquire 40 new-build F-16C/D Block 70 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters and 79 F-16V upgrade kits in a deal worth approximately $23bn

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Commercial

Emirates goes big at Dubai Airshow

The Middle Eastern titan has confirmed a mammoth Boeing order

Ultimate Air Inuit Quiz!

In the latest edition of Airliner World, out now, Chris Sloan visited one of the world’s most unique and vital airlines, Air Inuit. So, for this week’s quiz, we test your knowledge of this Canadian legend!

Afterlife

Mark Broadbent reports on the aircraft disassembly market and how the industry’s sustainability push might create opportunities and challenges in the future

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Lockheed Constellations: The whole family of aircraft explained 

In the August 2011 issue of Aviation News, Jim Winchester provided an overview of the
elegant Lockheed Constellation family, which marked the peak of piston-engined airliner development.

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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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Flight Simulation

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Flight Simulator Training – Part 5

In this lesson, we will discuss the hydraulic system in the Boeing 737-800NG and simulate a hydraulic failure during a training flight from Las Vegas to Bob Hope Burbank Airport.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XV: Nordics & Greenland review

In this review, we explore the Nordics and discover what the latest World Update from Microsoft has to offer.

Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport V2 out now

Orbx has announced LIEO Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport V2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

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."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Trenton, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow