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Historic

Historic Aviation Quiz: The SR-71 Blackbird

With December 22, 2023 marking the 59th anniversary of the still-to-this day incredible SR-71 Blackbird's first flight, we dedicate this week's quiz to Lockheed’s ‘Lady in Black’…

748 raised up at Speke

Restoration milestone for sole preserved example of twin-turboprop airliner in Britain 

Newark’s Canberra is facing the axe

English Electric Canberra PR.7 WH791, which currently resides at the Newark Air Museum in Nottinghamshire, is to be disposed of

Airshow at Sywell announced!

SAVE THE DATE! - SYWELL AIRSHOW ANNOUNCED

Peashooter pair to be completed in US

The Spirit of Flight Foundation museum in Nampa, Idaho, has announced that a rare Boeing P-26 Peashooter has been donated to its collection

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Military

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Portugal receives first second-hand P-3C Orion from Germany

The Força Aerea Portuguesa (FAP; Portuguese Air Force) received the first of six former Marineflieger (German Navy)-operated P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) on February 9

USMC’s first East Coast F-35B unit declared operational

The USMC formally declared its first East Coast-based F-35B Lightning II squadron operational when Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 542 (VMFA-542) ‘Tigers’ – a component of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) – achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) at MCAS Cherry Point in North Carolina on February 5

USAF to perform flypast over Sheffield to mark 80th anniversary of B-17 crash

The US Air Force is to conduct a flypast over Endcliffe Park in Sheffield to mark the 80th anniversary of the crash of B-17 “Mi Amigo”.

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Commercial

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Incredible air-to-air planespotting with flights in and out of Tokyo/Haneda

Christian Winter takes us on an airborne tour of Tokyo, following aircraft on their tracks in and out of Tokyo/Haneda

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Why Brymon Airways was Britain's boldest regional airline

Lee Cross takes a look at the history of one of the UK’s most pioneering airlines

Taiwan’s EVA Air places $10bn Airbus order

Taiwanese airline EVA Air has announced a deal with Airbus for the purchase of 18 A350-1000s and 15 A321neo aircraft.

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AAIB reveals why Titan Airways A321neo lost windows in flight

The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released a rare Special Bulletin after a Titan Airways Airbus A321neo lost several cabin windows in flight.

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BOAC Lockheed Constellations – Workhorses of the Sky

In the September 2016 issue of Aviation News, Scott Henderson traced the career of the different variants of Lockheed Constellation flown by British Airways predecessor BOAC.

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Flight Simulation

CAC Winjeel takes flight in MSFS

Ant's Airplanes has upgraded the CAC Winjeel to full Microsoft Flight Simulator compatibility, adding improved graphic and model details.

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Back to Basics – Series 4, Lesson 11

In the previous lesson, we saw how Standard Instrument Departures can alleviate congestion at busy airports. This time, we look at how Standard Terminal Arrivals route inbound flights before landing.

iniBuilds Honolulu Airport Review Premium

iniBuilds' Honolulu International review

In this review, we explore iniBuilds rendition of Honolulu International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. So, let's dive in and see if this monolith of an airport has been well-represented.

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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