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Historic

Duxford to stage Spies in the Skies exhibition

IWM Duxford will shine a spotlight on the vital role of aerial reconnaissance during Second World War

Historic Aviation Quiz: Concorde

With Key.Aero celebrating Concorde, we dedicate this week’s quiz to what is perhaps one of, if not the, most iconic aeroplanes to ever grace the skies...

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What does the future hold for UK airshows?

Experienced Flying Display Organiser Bob Barton, who has run many successful shows at Old Warden, among others, offers a personal view on the future of airshows

Exciting year ahead for Manston museum

RAF Manston History Museum has refreshed and added more exhibits – and announced two open cockpit weekends for 2024

Win! Classic Heathrow Propliners Book

Four copies of this tribute to the London Heathrow of yesteryear – worth £25 each – are up for grabs in this competition

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Military

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New Saudi Air Warfare Centre hosts Spears of Victory multinational exercise

Exercise Spears of Victory 24 is taking place at King Abdulaziz Air Base in Saudia Arabia, with the RAF sending Typhoons flown by XI (Fighter) Squadron to participate.

USAF’s final WC-135R arrives at Offutt AFB

The 45th Reconnaissance Squadron (RS) – a component of the USAF’s 55th Wing – received its third and final WC-135R Constant Phoenix (64-14829/OF) when the aircraft touched down at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska on December 4, writes Tom Kaminski.

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Frecce Tricolori to star in North American tour

Initially announced by Gen Luca Goretti – the Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force – on November 23, Italy’s premier aerobatic team, Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows), revealed the full details of what will be its first North American tour in more than 30 years on January 1.

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Commercial

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Ukraine's SkyUp Airlines eyes US and Canadian operations

Approval has been granted for SkyUp Airlines to operate services in the United States and Canada.

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Concorde’s record-breaking Australian flights

In a special Key Publishing magazine on Concorde, aircraft charterer Norman Gilham recalls his experience on one such flight from London to Sydney and back during which a number of world records were achieved 

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Why a Boeing 757 landed on the wrong runway

Authorities in the United States have concluded their investigation into an incident involving a FedEx Boeing 757 at Tulsa Airport in Oklahoma.

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Concorde – the story behind starting airline operations

Concorde's path to its service entry was not an easy one. In 1976, it reached its conclusion. In the February 2016 issue of Aeroplane, Bruce Hales-Dutton talked to the last surviving flight crew member from British Airways’ inaugural flight

Ultimate Turkish Aviation Quiz!

In keeping with our feature in this month’s edition of Airliner World, looking at the new Istanbul airport and neighbouring Sabiha Gökçen International airport, this week’s quiz focuses on the booming aviation market in the Turkish capital and its big three operators - Turkish Airlines, AndoluJet and Pegasus Airlines.

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Flight Simulation

Dash 7 takes flight in MSFS 

Aircraft developer, PILOT'S has released the four-engine de Havilland Dash 7 STOL turboprop for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

PMDG releases the Universal Flight Tablet for the 737 fleet

PMDG has announced the long-awaited Universal Flight Tablet for the PMDG 737-600/700/800/900 series in Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Highland Bush Strips Pack 1 for MSFS out now

Orbx has announced PNG Highland Bush Strips Pack 1 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major 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."

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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.