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Historic

Bruntingthorpe gears up for another Cold War Jets Open Day

Following the success of their April event, the Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets Museum in Leicestershire is to host another special day in September

OFMC Spitfire marks 80th anniversary at Duxford

The legendary Old Flying Machine Company Spitfire Mk.IX has reached a landmark ‘birthday’

Veteran goes flying in Shuttleworth’s Magister

Christian Lamb, a 103-year-old Wren veteran, went flying in the Old Warden-based Magister on Sunday to commemorate a flight she made in 1943

‘Black Bunny’ arrives in California!

The famous ‘black jet’ arrived at its new home on July 28…

Vincent arrival accelerates NZ Vildebeest restoration

Vickers biplanes come together in RNZAF museum restoration hangar

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Military

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Argentina moves to buy Norwegian Orions and Danish ‘Vipers’

The Argentine Air Force and Navy are being prepared for a major recapitalisation with the acquisition of four P-3C/N Orion maritime patrol aircraft from Norway and up to 38 F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters from Denmark, after the respective deals were green lit by the US government on October 11

Ecuador buys two C295s for Army and Navy use

Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso announced that his Minister of Defence, Luis Lara, had signed a contract with Airbus Defence & Space for the purchase of two C295 tactical transport aircraft on October 18

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Wake turbulence cited as cause of USAF F-35A crash at Hill AFB

Full details of the Accident Investigation Board report into the loss of USAF F-35A Lightning II (15-5197/HL) from the 388th FW's 421st FS 'Black Widows' at Hill AFB, Utah, on October 19, 2022, have now been published

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Commercial

The Ultimate Airline Logo Quiz (Part Four)

This week on Key Aero, we’re celebrating all things Airbus. So as your quiz this week, we thought we’d continue with the logos that you’ve all been enjoying of late – but they’re all of an Airbus-operator nature. Can you name all the airlines?

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Airbus A350 – what it’s like to fly the next-generation widebody

Aviation News speaks to David Ward, an Airbus A350-900 pilot flying for Delta Air Lines

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How Korean Air achieved widebody comfort in the narrowbody A321neo

The Seoul-based operator is the latest to bring widebody comfort to narrowbody flights. Gordon Smith joined the carrier on board its brand new Airbus A321neo to put it to the test

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What has made the A330 Airbus' most successful widebody

In the February 2015 issue of Aviation News, Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren charted the rise of the Airbus A330, from A300 replacement to the modern day neo

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US-bound Air India 777 forced to divert into Russia

An Air India flight from Delhi to San Francisco was forced to divert into Magadan Airport (GDX) in Russia on June 6.

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Flight Simulation

Douglas DC-3 lands in X-Plane

Leading Edge Simulations has announced the Douglas DC-3 v2 for X-Plane 12 is out now.

San Antonio for X-Plane released

Scenery developer, SXAD has announced San Antonio International Airport for X-Plane 11 and 12 is now available.

FSDG - Hurghada for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

Hurghada International Airport in Egypt is one of the top scuba diving locations in Africa. Several hotels and resorts along the approach path provide scenic views when landing on one of the two runways.

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

Hill AFB Warriors over the Wasatch Air Show

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Hill AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Airshow