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Historic

USAF museum gets combat veteran Pave Hawk

Combat rescue helicopter arrives at Wright-Patterson AFB for permanent display

Privately owned MiG-23 crashes in Michigan

Two crew members eject successfully as ex-Czech Air Force jet comes down near Willow Run Airport

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FlyPast October 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

Firefly returns to Duxford after more than 20 years

IWM’s early example of Fairey carrier fighter comes back from Fleet Air Arm Museum loan

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Was the 1912 Military Aeroplane Competition a pointless exercise?

The 1912 Military Aeroplane Competition sought to find the best flying machine for British Army needs. But when the contenders gathered on Salisbury Plain, the futility of the endeavour became clear

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Military

US Army awards ATHENA-S reconnaissance jet contract

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) will provide the US Army with a new airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (A-ISR) platform under the terms of a $554m contract that was awarded on September 28

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How does Iran use airliners to secretly fly weapons into Syria?

Babak Taghvaee reveals how Iran, aided by the Syrian Arab Air Force, has used airliners to fly weapons into Syria to help arm terrorist groups fighting Israel

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 172

Welcome to the 172nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

Record-breaking deal for IndiGo

The Indian budget carrier places what Airbus dubs “the biggest single purchase agreement in the history of commercial aviation”

Boeing predicts strong growth

New aircraft market will be worth $8 trillion over the next two decades as air travel demand outpaces economic growth

More Airbuses for Air Mauritius

The Mauritian flag carrier is poised to expand its widebody fleet with Paris Air Show order

The Ultimate Paris Air Show Quiz

With the Paris Air Show kicking off next week, we’re going to test your knowledge of the iconic show. So here are 10 questions to whet your appetites for the week ahead!

Paris Air Show 2023 full aircraft list – Static and flying

A full list of the aircraft due to attend the Paris Air Show next week (June 19-25) including details of when they'll be there and whether they will take to the air for a flight demonstration.

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Flight Simulation

FSDG releases Djerba for MSFS

The island of Djerba, located off the coast of Tunisia, is amongst the main tourist hubs in North Africa and a popular destination for scuba divers and water sports enthusiasts.

Kangerlussuaq Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

MK-Studios has announced Kangerlussuaq Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is released.

Petersburg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Petersburg is located between Juneau and Ketchikan and is only accessible by sea or air. It is primarily a commercial fishing town but also attracts tourists for outdoor activities.

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Upcoming Events

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Trenton, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

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."