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Aviation News December 2023

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Newly completed P-51 for UK owner

Fresh rebuild from Midwest Aero Restorations set to head for Britain

Turboprop Tracker flies again in France

Ex-Sécurité Civile Turbo Firecat to be operated at airshows by Alençon-based association

Premiere for ‘Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight’

The feature length documentary about the famous Silver Spitfire’s global journey will debut on Sunday November 12 at 9pm on Sky History

Air and navy personnel honoured at Maltese memorial

A memorial unveiled at Lyster Barracks at the former airfield in Ħal Far has been dedicated to all RAF, Fleet Air Arm and US Navy personnel who served there

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Combat Aircraft Journal March 2024

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ITPS rolls out Advanced Controls Evaluator

The International Test Pilots School (ITPS) held its 11th annual Flight Test Seminar just before Christmas at its home-base at London International Airport, Canada. The highlight of the event, which was attended by more than 150 guests from international industry and air forces, was the rollout of the Advanced Controls Evaluator (ACE) – a highly modified and substantially upgraded Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros that features a fly-by-wire, four-axis variable stability system and in-flight simulation capability

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Ecuador to hand over Russian-made Mi-171 Hip fleet to the US

Ecuador’s President Daniel Noboa announced that his government will transfer its Russian-made military equipment – including anti-aircraft systems and transport helicopters – to the US, which will then be exchanged for new materiel

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Commercial

Delta Air Lines/United Airlines Douglas DC-8 Quiz

On September 18, 1959 the Douglas DC-8 entered service with both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. To mark the 64th anniversary of this historic event on Monday, this week's quiz tests your knowledge of the Californian quadjet.

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Behind the scenes with Airbus’ A321XLR ten-day route proving test

The Airbus A321XLR is currently being put through its paces over ten days on functionality and reliability testing (FnR), more commonly known as route proving.

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Drone video shows Ural A320 in FIELD after emergency landing

More images and videos have emerged showing the Ural Airlines Airbus A320 which made a successful off-airport emergency landing earlier this week.

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Are pilot shortage claims being overstated?

Claims of a worldwide pilot shortage are unfounded and not backed up by independent analysis nor evidence, according to a pilot union.

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Could India’s aviation sector be on course for global domination?

With a booming population and economy, plus heavy investment, could India’s aviation sector be on course for global domination? The experts at Cirium take a closer look

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Flight Simulation

Palm Springs for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

iniBuilds has announced that iniBuilds Palm Springs for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Black Square's TBM 850 upgraded

Black Square has upgraded the TBM 850 for Microsoft Flight Simulator to version 1.1.

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Just Flight’sF28 Professional review

After more than three years in development, the Just Flight in-house team has released the F28 Professional. We take it for a spin and see how it measures up.

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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."