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Historic

Wartime Mosquito pilot to be Stow Maries guest of honour

Jim Dearlove, now 102, will appear at the Great War Aerodrome’s Propwash event on July 23

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FlyPast September 2023

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Inside a Canadian Hawker Typhoon restoration project

The Typhoon Legacy Company, based in Comox, British Columbia, is adopting its own singular approach to returning its example of the Hawker fighter-bomber to airworthiness 

Messerschmitt Me 262 arrives in UK

Europe's only flying replica of the wartime jet has touched down at Fairford

Historic Aviation Quiz: Supermarine

Founded in 1913 as Pemberton-Billing, Supermarine went on to become one of the most regarded aircraft manufacturers the world has ever seen. In fact, it could be said one of its products, the Spitfire, is arguably the most iconic aeroplane of all time. Producing countless aeroplanes and designs up until its incorporation in the British Aviation Corporation in 1960, how many of these lesser-known ones can you identify?

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Military

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Saudi Arabia’s Tornado IDS and ADV variants – desert kingdom warriors

Saudi Arabia was the only country outside Europe to buy the Tornado. In 2015, Jon Lake reviewed the service careers of the IDS and ADV variants in the desert kingdom

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Combat Aircraft Journal December 2023

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Tornado’s two-seat teams – insights from the back seat

In the April 2019 issue of AirForces Monthly, Thomas Newdick spoke to two of the final navigators to fly the ‘Tonka’ – Flt Lts Phil McGlone and Sam Baker

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Commercial

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Air India is about to be radically transformed, here's how

In our monthly check-in with the Cirium team, we examine how India’s national carrier is about to embark on a period of radical transformation

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Dassault thinks big: what next for the Falcon family?

The Dassault Falcon family has long been renowned for its elegance, matching performance with style. Now the company is looking to capitalise on that heritage with its most spacious jets yet, as James Ronayne explains

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Aviation News June 2023

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IN PICTURES: Spotting highlights from Seoul’s Gimpo and Incheon airports

The South Korean capital is home to two major airports – Gimpo, which primarily serves domestic traffic, and the newer Incheon facility which is the country’s premier hub. Peter Apsey shares some of his spotting highlights from a recent visit to this fascinating city

Korean Air unveils special livery on Boeing 777

The unveiling of the special livery was witnessed by many dignitaries, including the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea

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Flight Simulation

MSFS lands in Romania

MLD Scenery has announced Timisoara International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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.

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."