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Historic

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

Whirlwind fighter cockpit arrives at Hawkinge

Replica section of twin-engined fighter goes on show at Kent museum

Jet Age Museum celebrates 10th anniversary

Weekend of events planned at Gloucestershire Airport

New dual scheme for Duxford Hurricane

Photographer Darren Harbar captures the ‘new look’ Hurricane over Duxford

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Military

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US scrambles more jets to deter Israel-Hamas conflict escalation

In support of the Pentagon’s efforts to keep the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas from sparking a broader regional conflict, the USAF has scrambled additional A-10C Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft and F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role strike fighters to US Central Command’s area of responsibility

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

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Commercial

Mexican President FINALLY sells Boeing 787

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

ATRs to Uzbekistan

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

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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

The Ultimate Airline IATA Code Quiz (part one)

In the past, we’ve given you IATA code quizzes for airports. But now? Now, it’s the turn of the airlines!

Here are 10 questions to challenge the mind on airline IATA codes.

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How Ukraine International Airlines is battling for survival

The aircraft of Ukraine International Airlines have become symbols of the country’s defiance by continuing to fly in exile following Russia’s 2022 invasion. Babak Taghvaee reports

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Adventure: Daher Kodiak

Most aircraft in this series have enjoyed a long production life and evolved from many earlier models. However, not all aircraft become classics this way. In this issue, we explore one that has become synonymous with Short Take-Off and Landing operations from small and rugged airstrips – the Daher Kodiak.

PC Pilot - Issue 147 Downloads

Online contents for the September/October 2023 issue of PC Pilot.

Dallas Love Field released

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

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Upcoming 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."

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."

Sheppard AFB - Sheppard Air Show

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Wichita Falls, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.