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Historic

Rare WACO to be auctioned in UK

Car & Classic is set to auction a rare, restored piece of American aviation history, a 1932-built WACO OEC biplane

Is ‘The Shepherd' the greatest story in aviation?

Stream date announced for aviation yarn ‘The Shepherd’ – have you seen the trailer yet?

Historic Aviation Quiz: Hawker Tempest

With the quite incredible news that a Hawker Tempest has taken to the skies for the first time in some seven decades, we dedicate this week’s quiz to the development of the type that holds the distinction of being the last piston-engined fighter in operational service with the Royal Air Force…

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FlyPast December 2023

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US Navy and Marine Corps aviation in World War One

A chapter from Key Publishing’s new book “Contact! Early US Naval and Marine Corps Aviation, 1911-1918” by Alan C Carey

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 175

Welcome to the 175th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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First F-35B for Royal Navy’s 809 NAS on show at RAF Marham

The first F-35B to be assigned to the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm’s 809 Naval Air Squadron – which is being formally stood up today (December 8) as the UK’s second operational frontline Lightning II squadron at RAF Marham in Norfolk – has received special markings to celebrate the occasion

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AirForces Monthly January 2024

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Commercial

Preservation plans dashed as BOAC 747 is dismantled

The owners of the BOAC liveried British Airways Boeing 747 have confirmed that they are in the process of dismantling the iconic jet.

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Saudi Arabia’s unbelievable aerospace ambitions revealed

Saudi Arabia is a country in a hurry when it comes to aerospace. New airlines, airports and lessors are all in the pipeline, as Alan Dron reveals

Why American Airlines chartered an Antonov An-124

Last weekend American Airlines took the unusual step of chartering an Antonov An-124 to fly between New York/JFK and Charlotte/Douglas International (CLT).

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Filipino Classics: Planespotting highlights from a trip to the Philippines

Hamburg-based photographer Dirk Grothe shares a selection of images from a recent visit to the Philippines

MIAT Mongolian Airlines accepts maiden Boeing 787 Dreamliner

State-owned flag carrier MIAT Mongolian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

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Flight Simulation

H160 helicopter lifts off in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Hype Performance Group has announced the H160 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Dash 7 takes flight in MSFS 

Aircraft developer, PILOT'S has released the four-engine de Havilland Dash 7 STOL turboprop for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

PMDG releases the Universal Flight Tablet for the 737 fleet

PMDG has announced the long-awaited Universal Flight Tablet for the PMDG 737-600/700/800/900 series in Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

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."