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How's one of the world's most fascinating Spitfire restorations progressing?

A primary aim in returning Spitfire PRIV AA810 to flying condition is to pay tribute to the RAF’s photo-reconnaissance squadrons — and to do so with a meticulous rebuild of this very rare machine

Wartime carrier pilot flies again

Former Fleet Air Arm pilot Geoffrey ‘Robbie’ Robson, RN, who is 97-years young, went flying again recently, courtesy of the Buckminster Gliding Club at Saltby

HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION

How good is your aircraft recognition? Can you recognise these experimental types?

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Restoration awaits Australian C-47

Australia’s Historical Aircraft Restoration Society is to restore Douglas C-47A Dakota 43-48234

Yorkshire Air Museum launches Save Our Tower Appeal

A fundraising campaign has begun to help with the restoration of a Grade 2 Listed World War Two control tower

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 120: World Cup Edition

Calling all aviation and football fans! The hotly anticipated FIFA World Cup 2022 has officially kicked off in Qatar, with 32 nations vying to get their hands on the coveted trophy! While there is no trophy here, can you correctly identify these 32 military aircraft with their respective operators in this special World Cup edition of the Monday Military Aviation Quiz?

Turkey’s new 'unmanned fighter' steps closer to first flight after ground test success

Turkish defence company, Baykar, has marked a significant milestone in the development of its Bayraktar Kizilelma UCAV after the initial prototype successfully completed its first Automatic Taxi and Running Test at the Akinci Flight Training and Test Center in Tekirdağ, Turkey, on November 20

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US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier arrives for first UK visit

The US Navy’s first-in-class aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile cruiser, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116), arrived in Portsmouth, Hampshire, for a scheduled port visit in the UK on November 14

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Commercial

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AIR International December 2022

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Lufthansa unveils latest ‘Fanhansa’ special livery

The flag carrier has adorned one of its widebodies in the scheme which, today (November 14), transported the German national football team to the Middle East ahead of the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

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Silk Way West Airlines to add 777X

The Azerbaijani cargo carrier says acquisition of the brand-new widebody type will enable benefits including the further expansion of its international network.

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Flight Simulation

Little Gransden for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Burning Blue Design has announced that Little Gransden Airfield for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Analog King Air pack released

Black Square's Steam Gauge overhaul for the default MSFS King Air 350i provides a new interior and panel with 3D' steam' gauges and swappable radio configurations.

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INTERVIEW: Flight Control Replay v5

Flight Control Replay looks to allow us to take back control of the replay functionality in Microsoft Flight Simulator. With the announcement of the new version 5 of the software, we spoke to its creator, Fabio Merlo, to find out how the programme is adapting and evolving as time goes by.

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.