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Historic

'Black Buck' Vulcan gets much-needed care

Famed Falklands veteran bomber under restoration after years outside

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Life and times of the DC-3 with the most flying hours

Aeroplane published this article from Jay Selman in its December 2015 issue about the highest-time Douglas DC-3

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Aviation News August 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

Historic Aviation Quiz: The DC-3

With Key.Aero celebrating Douglas’ indomitable DC-3, we dedicate this week’s quiz to what is perhaps one of the most iconic aeroplanes ever – and one that still ploughs the skies for trade hauling cargo, more than 80 years after it first took to the air. But how much do you know about the type many believe say will never die and could well be one of the first to beat a century in service?

Hornet completes long road journey to Perth

After finishing a truly epic road journey across Australia, the retired jet has reached its new home

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Military

US aircraft carriers deploy as deterrent against escalating Israel-Hamas conflict

The US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 12 arrived in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on October 10 to act as a deterrent to any actor seeking to escalate the situation or widen the war with Israel

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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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Commercial

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Firing fireworks from aircraft: inside the Firebirds aerobatic team

Mark Broadbent talks to the Firebirds aerobatic team, who perform with pyrotechnics and LEDs

ATRs to Uzbekistan

The first two of three aircraft has been delivered, with a third due imminently.

New British 747 airline cleared for take-off

Awarded its AOC, flights are expected to begin soon.

Mexican President FINALLY sells Boeing 787

After a long period of trying to sell the jet, it now has a new owner

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IN PICTURES: Classic airliners of the 1990s in Caracas

Ian Allan Aviation tour manager Gerry Manning delves into his archives to revisit a trip to Caracas in 1992 full of Mad Dogs (the McDonnell Douglas kind) and Englishmen

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Flight Simulation

Dallas Love Field released

FeelThere has announced Dallas Love Field Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Flight Control Replay v5 Summer Update

Fabio Merlo, the developer behind FlightControlReplay (FCR), has provided details on the upcoming v5 Summer Update that adds new features to the program.

Bluffers Hill for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

The latest release from //42 is 42BH Bluffers Hill for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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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."