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Historic

Last flying One-Eleven's fuselage saved

Southampton museum to create new exhibit using ex-QinetiQ aircraft

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Born In The USA - flying with the CAF's mighty B-29 and B-24

Two of history’s most famous bombers are maintained in airworthy condition by the legendary Commemorative Air Force in the United States. Luke Bimm joined the team on part of their annual US tour – and flew in both B-29 ‘FIFI’ and B-24 ‘Diamond Lil’

Historic Aviation Quiz: The pioneers

Aviation pioneers are those directly and indirectly responsible for the advancement of flight as we know it today. But how much do you know about the pioneers?

Celebrities gather to support Battle of Britain charity

Royal guest of honour to join tribute by film and TV stars to honour ‘the Few’

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Aeroplane November 2023

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Military

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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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Cyprus transfers remaining Mi-35P gunships to Serbia

The Cyprus National Guard has recently transferred its 11 surviving Mi-35P Hind-F attack helicopters to the Serbian Armed Forces

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Commercial

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Airliner World September 2023

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Flying onboard the world's oldest Fokker F28 Fellowship

In 2022, Bernd Sturm spent a day of the scorching Argentinian summer on the world’s oldest airworthy Fokker F28 Fellowship

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Wizz Air receives Europe's first Chinese-built Airbus

Ultra low-cost carrier Wizz Air has taken delivery of an Airbus A321neo from Airbus’ Tianjin production line, making it the first European carrier to receive a Chinese-assembled example.

Gatwick begins multi-million-pound North Terminal facelift

London Gatwick Airport has kicked off a multi-million pound facelift of its North Terminal, with the aim of creating “a more appealing space for passengers to relax, shop, and eat”.

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What caused Delta Air Lines Boeing 717 landing incident?

A preliminary report into an incident in which a Delta Air Lines Boeing 717 was substantially damaged while landing without its nosewheel gear extended has attributed a cause

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Flight Simulation

Cairns International Airport for MSFS out now

The latest Australian destination from TaiModels is YBCS Cairns International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Aerofly FS 4 interview

The Aerofly FS series has been popular among flight simmers since its release in 2011. So, when we heard that Aerofly FS 4 had received further improvements, we invited Torsten Hans, the head of IPACS, to talk to us about these new features and the Aerofly FS series in general.

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Flight Simulator Training – Part 4

Professional pilot training involves practising various system failures. In this lesson, we learn how to write lesson plans to improve our virtual flying skills.

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Upcoming Events

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

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."

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Hollomon Airshow 2024 Legacy of Liberty

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Holloman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow