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Historic

US-based Fairey Gannet to make first flight in years

Yeovilton-based charity Navy Wings have issued the following statement:

Shuttleworth gets grants for engineering apprentices

Funding boost for apprenticeship programme at Old Warden

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Spitfire missions of Rhodesian-manned 266 Squadron

From a special Key Publishing magazine on the Spitfire, Andrew Thomas outlines the exploits of the Rhodesian-manned 266 Squadron

Historic Aviation Quiz: The Spitfire Mk.I

With August 4, 2023 marking the 85th anniversary of the Spitfire Mk.I entering Royal Air Force service, we dedicate this week’s quiz to a type that combined elegance, speed, lethality and maneuverability and opened the chapter for what is regarded one of – if not – the most iconic aircraft in aviation history…

Ex-Thunder City Lightning returns to UK — in 'kit' form!

F6 arrives at Binbrook as birthday present for legendary ex-Lightning unit boss

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Military

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ADEX 2023: Korean Air readies MALE UAV for production

The Aerospace Business Division of Korean Air showed its new MALE UAV – known variously as the MUAV and later the KUS-FS – at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) 2023 in South Korea from October 17-22

F-16Cs return to USAF’s ‘Blacksnakes’ after 13-year absence

The Indiana ANG’s 122nd Fighter Wing celebrated the arrival of the first F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcons for the 163rd Fighter Squadron ‘Blacksnakes’ on October 23

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ADEX 2023: KAI expects next LAH production contract by end of year

KAI is awaiting a second production contract for Light Attack Helicopters (LAH) from Seoul, and this follow-on order is now expected to be placed before the end of 2023

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Commercial

Air Algérie orders seven Airbus widebody jets

Air Algérie, the national airline of Algeria, has signed a firm order for seven Airbus widebody aircraft to expand its regional and transcontinental services.

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What airliners do Airbus currently make?

Now production of the A380 has wound down, testing of the A321XLR project has been ramped up, while the A220 appears to be going from strength to strength. Dominic Ward takes a look at the state of play with Airbus’s current types in production

Reaching New Heights: CPK unveils tender for iconic air traffic control tower design

CPK has moved on to the next step related to the design of the largest airport in CEE by announcing a tender for the design of the air traffic control tower.

The Ultimate Airline Logo Quiz (Part Three)

Welcome to part three of our Ultimate Airline Logos quiz!

Do you know your Breeze from your Buzz? This week we bring you another mixture of (potentially) lesser known, unusual, and downright obscure passenger and cargo carriers, some current and others long defunct.

Best of luck!

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Kai Tak from the cockpit: pilot insights and memories of iconic airport

This July marks 25 years since the closure of Hong Kong’s iconic Kai Tak Airport. To note the anniversary, Owen Zupp met retired Qantas captain Ken Sargeant to learn more about the unique operational procedures required for aviators at the facility

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Flight Simulation

Tenerife North for MSFS out now

Just Flight has announced Tenerife North Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Black Square TBM 850 on final

Black Square Simulations has revealed it is working on a TBM 850 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

X-Plane touches down in London City

Orbx has announced EGLC London City Airport for X-Plane 12 is out now.

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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