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FlyPast January 2024

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Makeover for Spanish Mirage

The former Spanish and Qatar Air Force jet is preserved at the entrance to Lanzarote’s military airport complex

NASA’s experimental jet in line for refurbishment

A Douglas F5D-1 Skylancer once used by NASA is to be restored to static display condition

The Few memorial shortlisted for award

The clifftop memorial that honours the men who fought the Battle of Britain has been shortlisted for a major tourism award

Unique Hawker Demon for sale

The world’s only airworthy Hawker Demon – K8203 (G-BTVE) – has been listed for sale by Platinum Fighters

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Military

Albania receives first Black Hawks from US Army

A pair of surplus UH-60A Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopters, which were formerly operated by the US Army, were delivered to Rinas Air Base, near Tirana in Albania, on January 13

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Brunei welcomes first two C295MWs

The first two Airbus C295MW medium-lift tactical transport aircraft for the Royal Brunei Air Force departed Airbus’ facility at Sevilla-San Pablo Airport in Spain on their delivery flight to Brunei on January 18

USAF selects Selfridge ANGB as next KC-46A Pegasus base

The US Department of the Air Force announced on January 12 that it has selected Selfridge Air National Guard Base (ANGB) in Michigan as its preferred location to host the next KC-46A Pegasus tanker unit, with the base expected to welcome its first aircraft in 2029

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Commercial

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Airliner World November 2023

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Inside Heathrow: Behind the scenes with systems engineer Mo Taher

Airliner World’s Dominic Ward sat down with Heathrow Airport systems engineer Mo Taher to find out how he helps to keep Britain’s busiest airport moving

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What's behind the remarkable growth of Turkish aviation?

Istanbul’s new airport is the busiest in Europe, neighbouring Sabiha Gökçen has so much traffic it is about to open a second runway, and hometown heroes Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines have impressive – and bold – plans to double in size over the next decade. Richard Schuurman heads to Turkey to find out what is fuelling this remarkable growth

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Air France-KLM to place huge widebody aircraft order

Franco-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM has revealed its intention to place a large Airbus widebody aircraft order.

Air Canada to fly every 787 variant after fresh order

Montreal-based Air Canada will operate all three members of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family after placing a fresh order.

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Flight Simulation

The passing of Tony Radmilovich

It is with great sadness that the staff and contributors of PC Pilot magazine learnt of the recent passing of long-term contributor and good friend, Tony Radmilovich.

Victoria Falls for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

The package from FSDG is an accurate and detailed rendition of Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe, sporting an authentic light environment while taking advantage of native MSFS technologies such as dynamic lighting, reflective textures and animated jetways.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport for MSFS 

The latest destination from UK2000 is Glasgow Prestwick Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."