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Essential Library: July 2020

Need ideas for your aviation library? Look no further...

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Pilot Report: The CASA 2.111 - A Brief History

The CASA 2.111 story dates back as far as 1937...

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Q&A: July 2020

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question?...

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Aeroplane meets... Peter Hoar

He knew, and flew with, many famous names...

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1935 RAF Review: By Royal Appointment

Held at Mildenhall and Duxford 85 years ago this July...

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Military

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Inside the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s Cougar operations

Carlo Kuit and Paul Kievit of Bronco Aviation delve into the world of Royal Netherlands Air Force’s Aérospatiale Cougar operations with 300 Squadron out of Gilze-Rijen Air Base

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The SAS mission to destroy Exocets during Falklands War

Described by experienced SAS members as a 'suicide mission', Operation Mikado was an unsuccessful plan by British special forces which involved striking Argentine air bases in a bid to wipe out the threat posed by the country's Exocet anti-ship missiles and the Super Etendard jets carrying them. Key Aero recounts the details of this daring plan

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No 12 Squadron: the joint British-Qatari Typhoon training unit

No 12 Squadron – the joint British-Qatari Typhoon training unit – ended 2021 in the Middle East. Key.Aero looks back at the squadron’s recent history and its participation in Exercises Magic Carpet and Fox Defender

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Commercial

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Dade County Delights

Snapshot Earlier this year regular contributor Tom Singfield...

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UK Visitors

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports...

Investment Firm In Liverpool Stake

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT management company Ancala Partners...

Farnborough Airport Changes Hands

FARNBOROUGH, THE UK’s only dedicated business aviation airport,...

Home Wins for Menzies

EDINBURGH-BASED Menzies Aviation has scooped a host of new or...

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Flight Simulation

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X-Plane: Configuring Controls - Part 2

Following the previous tutorial, we now take a look at how to create custom joystick profiles, starting with single-engine aircraft before moving to turboprops and finally airliners.

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RAZBAM’S DCS MiG-19P Farmer

The first Soviet supersonic fighter ...

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Baron’s Combat Corner - Part 1

Falcon – A History of a classic combat flight simulation ...

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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."

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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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World Microlight Championships

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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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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."