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Historic

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Heinkel He 177 Griffins over Normandy

The Heinkel He 177 was the Luftwaffe’s sole long-range, heavy bomber to become operational during World War Two. But, as Chris Goss reveals, its death knell would be heralded over the beaches of Normandy

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Photo-recce Spitfire ops on D-Day

Photo-recce Spitfire pilots were not put off by poor weather, risking their lives to capture vital intelligence on D-Day, as Andrew Thomas describes

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Jaguar roaded to Gatwick

SEPECAT Jaguar GR1 XX967 arrived at the Gatwick Aviation Museum at Charlwood, Surrey on 18 April from RAF Cosford, where it had been in use as an instructional airframe with No 2 School of Technical Training.

RAF pilot killed in BBMF Spitfire crash

A Royal Air Force pilot who died after a Spitfire crashed in a field in Lincolnshire has been identified as Sqn Ldr Mark Long.

Newark Hunter receiving Blue Diamonds makeover

A Hawker Hunter is getting a colourful revamp at the Newark Air Museum.

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Military

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AirForces Monthly July 2024

July 2024 issue of AirForces Monthly in page-turning format features a ten-page profile on Embraer’s capable multi-mission KC-390

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Ukraine’s fighter force – lessons learned from combat

The Russia-Ukraine war has seen the Ukrainian air arm mainly countering cruise missile and drone attacks, while air combat against Russian fighters was carried out only in the opening days of invasion. Alexander Mladenov looks at the lessons learned from these operations

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UAE gains fourth Saab GlobalEye

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken delivery of another Saab GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, increasing the number of examples delivered to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence (UAEAF&AD) to four in the space of four years.

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Commercial

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Virgin Atlantic Poster July 2024

View the full-size Virgin Atlantic Fleet poster free with the July 2024 issue of Airliner World

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Airliner World July 2024

July 2024 issue of Airliner World in page-turning format sees Chris Sloan flying to Honolulu to speak to Hawaiian Airlines’ CEO Peter Ingram about the carrier’s new flagship - the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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New Lufthansa visitor centre to house L-1649 Starliner and Ju 52

The Lufthansa Group has begun construction of a new conference and visitor centre at Frankfurt Airport, where Junkers Ju 52/3m ‘D-AQUI’/D-CDLH and Lockheed L-1649 Super Star D-ALAN will go on display.

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Air India’s jumbo farewell

Air India’s long association with the Boeing 747 neared its end on April 22 as the first of four jumbo jets departed Mumbai bound for the US.

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JetBlue expands European schedule

JetBlue Airways has expanded its transatlantic network with new, non-stop flights from New York and Boston.

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Flight Simulation

City Update 06: Southwest Germany now available

The latest City Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator focuses on the Southwest German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Lukla for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Aerosoft has announced Mt Everest Airports Vol. 1 – Lukla for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Golden Age Simulations’ Boeing Stearman

The Boeing Stearman taught most of the US Navy how to fly and provided plenty of crop dusters for barnstorming fun post World War Two. We take a look at Golden Age Simulations' version of this legendary aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Airshow

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."

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.