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A Punishing Year - Fighter Command's 1942 offensive

In his second article outlining Fighter Command’s offensive, Graham Pitchfork reviews the harsh ‘lessons learned’ during 1942

Army Flying Museum announces new partnership

The Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop in Hampshire is entering a new relationship with global engineering giant GKN Aerospace

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Aeroplane January 2024

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Electric record-breaker becomes museum-piece

Science Museum gets unique Spirit of Innovation

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Aeroplane meets... Brendon Deere

The nephew of a noted wartime ace took the plunge, defied the doubters and restored a Spitfire to airworthiness ‘in-house’ — and he’s now done the same with a Mustang

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Military

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Aviation News March 2024

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Australia now ‘burying’ retired MRH-90 fleet despite Ukrainian interest

Over recent months, the Australian Army has been scrapping and subsequently burying its problematic fleet of MRH-90 Taipan (NH90 TTH) tactical transport helicopters – which were removed from operational service more than a year earlier than planned – despite recent second-hand interest from Ukraine

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 179

Welcome to the 179th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

Eurowings Discover rebrands

Lufthansa Group has rebranded its leisure subsidiary Eurowings Discover as Discover Airlines.

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Interview: RwandAir’s CEO breaking the mould

In the October 2023 Speaking to Gordon Smith moments after being appointed as the new chair of IATA’s Board of Governors, RwandAir CEO Yvonne Makolo discusses the challenges and opportunities of the post-pandemic era

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What it was like to fly the BA/Singapore Airlines Concorde service

In a special Key Publishing magazine on Concorde, Kevin Tate recalled the experience of flying as a Concorde passenger on a route operated by dual-branded aircraft.

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First-hand account from 9/11 – How Concorde was reborn and died on the same day

In the September 2021 issue of Airliner World, German aviation journalist Andreas Spaeth shared his personal account of visiting Concorde at Heathrow on the day the United States came under attack in 2001

The Ultimate Defunct UK Commercial Airports Quiz

Welcome to this week’s Quiz, which looks at the UK’s forgotten commercial airports. The country is littered with abandoned airports and airfields, and while some remain as hubs for general aviation, many have disappeared altogether. Here are ten questions to test your knowledge of some of the most famous.

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Flight Simulation

X-Plane lands in Jackson Hole 

Scenery developer Axonos, has announced KJAC Jackson Hole Airport for X-Plane 12 is now available.

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A History of Military Flight Simulation – Part 4

We look at how improvements in hardware and the introduction of 3D acceleration in graphics during the late 1990s enabled programmers to take combat flight simulation to the next level.

UK2000 releases Santa Maria Airport

Scenery developer, UK2000 has announced Santa Maria 2023 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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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."

CANCELLED - Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

CANCELLED - The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."