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Dassault Mirage G: the swing-wing fighter nobody wanted

In the variable-geometry Mirage G, Dassault built an outstanding, advanced combat jet — but it wasn’t one anybody wanted. Jean-Christophe Carbonel examines why

Airworthy Corsair on loan to museum

Vought F4U-4 Corsair BuNo 97388 will be operated from a museum in Minnesota

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Handley Page Type W: The purpose-built airliner family in depth

James Kightly brings us a detailed examination of an airliner family that showed the advantages of purpose-built designs

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How US Army Air Forces developed radio countermeasures in the Aleutians

Dave Stern examines how radio countermeasures were created by the US Army Air Forces during the war in the Aleutians 

Historic Aviation Quiz: August 25

Test your general historic aviation knowledge with this week's quiz from Key.Aero...

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Military

Omega KDC-10 tanker refuels deployed USAF F-16Cs in new first

The USAF recently conducted the first commercial air-to-air refuelling of F-16C Fighting Falcon fighters while supporting a deployment in the Indo-Pacific theatre

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US border agency begins to scale back AEW-configured Orion fleet

The US Customs and Border Protection agency’s Air and Marine Operations branch has started scaling back its P-3B operations and has retired at least two of its radar-equipped Orions

USMC’s first XQ-58A Valkyrie takes flight at Eglin AFB

The first of two XQ-58A Valkyrie UCAVs for the USMC successfully completed its first test flight at Eglin AFB, Florida, on October 2, closely followed by an F-16CM Fighting Falcon (88-0441/ET) from the 40th Flight Test Squadron – a component of the USAF’s 96th Test Wing – that was flying as the ‘chase’ aircraft

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Commercial

The Ultimate North American Airline Logo Quiz

Ten questions for you to get stuck into this week all on North American airlines. Will they be current? Will be they be historic? Scroll down and have a go!

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Inside Mack Air: Botswana's sky-high bush safari

Andreas Spaeth travels to the African wilderness to find out how Mack Air operates, with extraordinary attention to detail, in and around the vast Okavango Delta

British Airways A380 forced to return to Heathrow

A Miami-bound British Airways Airbus A380 made a U-turn over the Atlantic yesterday (June 22) and returned to London/Heathrow, resulting in a six-hour flight to nowhere for the passengers on board.

Iraqi Airways accepts maiden Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Iraqi Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The widebody is the first of ten on order and is set to help the flag-carrier grow its long-haul network.

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Paris Air Show 2023 civil aircraft gallery

A selection of some of the civil aircraft attending this year’s Paris Air Show.

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Flight Simulation

Sunset Strip for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest destination from //42 is Sunset Strip for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Wickenby Airfield for MSFS out now

Nestled on the edge of Lincolnshire’s fens, Wickenby Airfield is a hub for general aviation, flying clubs and vintage aircraft enthusiasts. It also hosts various fly-in events, airshows and flight experiences.

DuPage Airport for MSFS released

Scenery developer FlightFX has announced DuPage Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, 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."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

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."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow