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Historic

New dual scheme for Duxford Hurricane

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

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How the Douglas DC-3 became so successful

In this extracted chapter from a Key Publishing book on the DC-3, Tim McLelland examines what made the DC-3 so successful

Well-travelled Harvard flies again in Europe

A Harvard with extensive – and global – flight history is now flying in Switzerland

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Why the Douglas C-47 was so important in World War Two

General Eisenhower listed four devices that were vital to the war: the atom bomb, the bazooka, the jeep and the C-47. In the November 2011 Flypast, Michael O’Leary outlined the latter’s contribution

BBMF return to flying after engine issue solved

The Coningsby-based Merlin-powered fleet is now airworthy again

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Military

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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

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 167

Welcome to the 167th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

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How Airbus is breathing life back into its A380 production line

The production facility responsible for the A380 is receiving a new lease of life as Airbus is set to begin building its popular A321neo at the site. Richard Schuurman visits Toulouse for Aviation News

Malaysia Airlines flight MH723 suffers in-flight emergency

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737 made an emergency landing at Jakarta/Soekarno-Hatta Airport yesterday (April 19).

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Could this aircraft replace the 737? Boeing Transonic Truss-Braced Wing explained

Boeing and NASA have emerged with an eye-catching new concept for a future commercial airliner, reports Mark Broadbent

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How a Boeing 737 collided with TREE during take-off

Colombian investigators have concluded a report into a take-off incident involving an Aerosucre Boeing 737 which narrowly avoided crashing after it struck a tree while departing Puerto Carreño Airport last year.

United announce huge South Pacific expansion

The carrier said it is the “largest South Pacific expansion in aviation history”

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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.

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TrackHat Sensor V2 review

In this review, we explore the new TrackHat Sensor v2, an innovative product that allows you to look around the cockpit by tracking the movement of your head.

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The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

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