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Historic

Long serving Helicopter Museum boss set to retire

Elfan Ap Rees, the Chairman of Trustees for the Helicopter Museum in Weston-Super-Mare, has announced he is to stand down from the role

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Cold War jets roar at Bruntingthorpe – full report

On Saturday, 16th September, Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets Collection once again opened its doors to the general public, for a day of close-quarters aviation action

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Walking with history - a trip to Bottisham

Bottisham Airfield Museum may not have a long list of aircraft exhibits, but that doesn’t mean it’s not rich in history, as Richard Foster found out

Falklands veteran Skyhawk restored to wartime configuration

Newly refurbished A-4 goes on show in Buenos Aires museum

USAF museum P-47 goes to Collings Foundation — but will it fly again?

Thunderbolt acquired in exchange deal for historic Stearman Kaydet trainer

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Military

Spanish Typhoon testbed supports Sniper pod trials

The Spanish Air and Space Force is currently using its Eurofighter EF-2000 Instrumented Production Aircraft 4 (IPA4) to support a flight test campaign focusing on the integration of Lockheed Martin’s AN/AAQ-33 Sniper advanced targeting pod onto the Typhoon fleets employed by the air arms of Kuwait and Qatar

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How do Iranian cruise missiles pose a major threat to Israel?

As Israel wages war on Hamas it has come under increased attack from Iran’s cruise missiles and suicide drones. Babak Taghvaee looks at the threat posed by these weapons and the proxy groups using them

Germany orders more P-8A Poseidons

The Budget Committee of the German Bundestag released €1.1bn of additional funding for the procurement of three more P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) for the German Navy on November 16

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Commercial

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NEAR MISS: Learjet takes off across path of landing JetBlue E190

A Learjet crew took off from an intersecting runway at Boston/Logan International and crossed in front of a landing JetBlue Embraer E190 after incorrectly believing they had been given clearance, an NTSB report has found.

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Jekta PHA-ZE 100: the electric-powered amphibious aircraft

The Jekta PHA-ZE 100 is an electric-powered amphibious aircraft for regional operations, including remote communities. Ian Harbison spoke with the company’s CEO, George Alafinov, to find out more

CPK unveils Airport Master Plan: How Poland's most modern airport is going to develop

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) has published details of the Airport Master Plan, a key document setting out the long-term concept how the airport will develop.

Etihad Airways unveils new US destination

UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways has announced a new destination in the United States,

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UK planespotting highlights for July 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.

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Flight Simulation

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Local Legends 11: Aero Vodochody Ae-45 and Ae-145 review

Designed in the late 1940s, the Czech-built twin-engine Aero 45 is one of the most distinctive airframes in aviation history and despite its humble beginnings, it became an immediate success throughout Europe and beyond. We check out Aeroplane Heaven's rendition of this rugged workhorse for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

France VFR South-East-Riviera for MSFS released

France VFR South-East-Riviera for Microsoft Flight Simulator brings together in a single pack all the elements needed for VFR flying in the southeast of France.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024

A few months ago, Microsoft announced that 2024 would herald the release of a new flight simulator with a completely new engine, which generated a lot of controversy in the community. In this feature, we find out what to expect from this new platform.

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

Hill AFB Warriors over the Wasatch Air Show

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Hill AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

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