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Historic

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Support the restoration of France's last flying Rapide

The Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis is making excellent progress with its de Havilland Dragon Rapide restoration, but needs funding to see it through

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What is it like to fly Europe’s sole Me 262?

A privilege to fly! Tom Allett spoke to Airbus test pilot Geri Krähenbühl who has the pleasure of displaying the Manching-based Messerschmitt 262 replica...

Concorde – First To Last: A new film tribute

A new DVD and HD stream documents the history of a genuinely iconic airliner

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How did the first Lympne Trials influence aviation?

The inaugural edition of the Lympne light aeroplane trials took place 100 years ago — and didn’t exactly swing a lamp over the future. How did the correspondents of the time view it?

Return to action for Griffon-powered Spitfire

Spitfire FR.XIV will feature at IWM Duxford exhibition later this month

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Military

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Red Arrows gear up for 60th anniversary season

The iconic aerobatic display team have returned to nine jets for the landmark season

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AIR International March 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

The USAF’s last overseas-based A-10 squadron

In Key Publishing’s ‘United States Air Force Air Power Yearbook 2024’ Mark Ayton reports on the 25th Fighter Squadron,

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Commercial

Long-time Qatar Airways boss Akbar Al Baker steps down

Qatar Airways has announced that its long-time group chief executive Akbar Al Baker will step down next month after 27 years at the top of the airline.

Off-duty pilot tries to shut down Horizon E175 engines in flight

A San Francisco-bound Horizon Air Embraer E175 diverted to Portland yesterday (October 22) after a jump seat occupant attempted to shut down the aircraft’s engines in flight.

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Boeing 2707 SST: More than just a mock-up

Andreas Spaeth joins Boeing historian Michael Lombardi to climb inside the nose section of the 1969 2707 mock-up in Washington state

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UK planespotting highlights for September 2023

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

Ultimate South African Airways Quiz

Welcome to this week’s quiz honouring this month’s Airliner World cover star, South African Airways. After a turbulent few years, the airline is now looking to rebuild its operations and has bold ambitions for the future!

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Flight Simulation

F-14 Tomcat for MSFS released

Heatblur Simulations and IndiaFoxtEcho have released the F-14 Tomcat for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Just Flight's GCXO – Tenerife North review

With the release of Just Flight's original Tenerife Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator, let us find out if it's still worth a visit.

British Isles Mesh for Microsoft Flight Simulator now available

Orbx has announced EU British Isles Mesh for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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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."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US 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."

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.