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Historic

Classic jetliners lined up for restoration in Greece

BAC One-Eleven and Boeing 727 set for preservation following sale

‘Czech’ Hurricane to fly soon

Battle of France veteran fighter refinished in Duxford-based Czechoslovak squadron markings

Photo-reconnaissance aircraft in the Duxford spotlight

IWM Duxford has launched its newest exhibition, showcasing World War Two aerial reconnaissance with special emphasis on camera-fitted variants of the Spitfire

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Hitler's wings: how the Fw 200 Condor became the Führer's favoured transport

When high-ranking Nazis needed air transport during the war years, it was to a selection of Fw 200s that they turned

Newark Harvard project takes shape

Significant steps made in wartime trainer restoration as airframe reassembly nears

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Military

Beale AFB showcases joint airpower capabilities in Elephant Walk

A number of USAF-operated aircraft that are home-based at Beale AFB carried out an elephant walk on January 4 to demonstrate the California base’s joint airpower capabilities

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US and UK launch another wave of attacks on Houthi targets 

Just before midnight local time on January 22 the US and UK struck further targets in Yemen, following on from the initial raids on January 11 and 12 aimed at dissuading the Iran-backed Houthis from attacking shipping.

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Combat Aircraft Journal March 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

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Commercial

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LOT 787s – Europe’s first Dreamliners

LOT Polish Airlines was the first European operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In the June 2015 issue of Aviation News, Marco Finelli reported on the carrier’s Dreamliner operations and sampled flying on the airliner

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What it was like to fly on the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner service

In the January 2012 issue of Airliner World, Lee Simonetta recounted his trip to Japan to fly on the world’s first Dreamliner passenger service operated by by All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Concorde captain recalls his first flight

Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero, retired British Airways Concorde captain John Hutchinson recounts his experience training to fly the supersonic airliner for the first time

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Concorde Alpha Foxtrot: The final example to be built and last to fly

Airliner World visits Aerospace Bristol to explore G-BOAF, 20 years after her final flight

ULTIMATE MALEV HUNGARIAN AIRLINES QUIZ!

Malev Hungarian Airlines took to the skies for the first time on November 25, 1954. So, to celebrate what would have been its 69th birthday, we thought we’d take a look at the former Hungarian flag carrier. From its early days with an array of Soviet-built airliners to its collapse several years ago, test your knowledge of the iconic airline.

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Flight Simulation

R66 takes flight in MSFS

CowanSim has announced the R66 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Black Square Duke development update

Black Square Simulations has released a development update for the piston and turbine Duke for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Ontario for X-Plane 12 out now

Verticalsim has announced KONT - Ontario International Airport for X-Plane 12 is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."