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Historic

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All The Sky’s A Stage – Temora’s David Lowy

From flying loops in Spitfires to headlining rock festivals, Temora Aviation Museum boss David Lowy has done it all. Steve Beebee chats to one of historic aviation’s true polymaths

Pictures and memories from Stow Maries first ‘Propwash’ event

Propwash was a new event on the Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome calendar and the first of its type totally dedicated to aviation

Tuskegee Airmen remembered in Italy

A new memorial to the airmen of the 332nd Fighter Group has been unveiled on the site of their former base

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Unique formation concludes Me 262 UK tour

The Messerschmitt Foundation’s stunning Me 262 replica concluded its now celebrated UK visit with a unique flypast on July 18…

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First flying Fokker D.XXI in 70 years: A test pilot's view

Leonard van den Broek spoke to test pilot Dan Griffith, who has overseen the 1930’s Dutch fighter’s test flying programme

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Military

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What the final role was for the last ever Tornado F3s that flew from Boscombe Down

In the July 2012 issue of Aviation News Editor Dino Carrara reported from MoD Boscombe Down on the work being undertaken by the last Tornado F3s in service anywhere in the world

Australia permanently grounds MRH-90 fleet after fatal crash

Australia has retired its 45-strong fleet of MRH-90 Taipan tactical transport helicopters early, following a fatal accident that occurred near Hamilton Island, Queensland, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 23 on July 28

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All you need to know about the British Army's new AH-64E Apache gunships

With the arrival of the new-generation AH-64E Apache Guardian, the future of British rotary attack aviation is here and, as Chris Croot found out, it’s more deadly than ever

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Commercial

Deutsche Aircraft reveals D328eco launch customer

Deutsche Aircraft has signed a deal for the delivery of five D328eco aircraft.

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BREAKING: Jet2 set to open new UK base

UK leisure airline Jet2 is set to open its 11th UK base next summer.

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The incredible evolution of in-flight entertainment

From its origins as a single projector playing to a handful of passengers, inflight entertainment has evolved to become a staple of our inflight experience. Alex Preston looks at how airlines have been keeping us amused over the years

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Will the recent business jet sales boom continue?

Over the last few years, business jet manufacturers have seen their order books grow. This year will determine whether the upswing continues or if the industry’s challenges limit growth. David Willis reviews the current state of the business jet sector and looks at some of the aircraft under development

Cargolux 747 shears undercarriage after emergency landing

The aircraft was in the process of making an emergency landing at the time

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Flight Simulation

Niagara District Airport released

Scenery developer CanadianFlightSimStudios has released Niagara District Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Orbx’s London City Airport v2 & London City Pack review

In its commitment to improving the Microsoft Flight Simulator world, Orbx has just released version 2 of London City Airport. In this review, we see how the new airport works with its Landmarks London City Pack to enhance the centre of London.

Omaha-Eppley Airfield for MSFS released

The latest destination from Verticalsim is Omaha-Eppley Airfield for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

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.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

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."

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."