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Historic

Flying Legends show moves to Leeds East

Famed warbird display finds new venue at former RAF Church Fenton

Want to fly in a Chipmunk?

Want to fly in a Chipmunk in aid of returning a Supermarine S.5 racer to the skies? Then look no further!

Corsair gathering planned for Oshkosh

Event will also showcase a screening of new Korean War movie ‘Devotion’

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Coastal Command - striking the German convoys

RAF Coastal Command’s vital role in winning the Battle of the Atlantic is widely recognised, but what is less well known is its successful campaign against Germany’s heavily defended convoys in the North Sea

Hunter arrives at Bournemouth

The restored forward section of Hawker Hunter GA.11 WV381 has arrived at Bournemouth Aviation Museum

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Military

RIAT 2023 day one arrival highlights + VIDEO

The first day of arrivals for this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire has seen a wide variety of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft types from numerous military air arms as well as civilian operators. Ben Stanley Hall was there to capture some of the arrivals on video.

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Australia to send E-7A Wedgetail to support Ukraine supply effort

The Royal Australian Air Force will deploy a single Boeing E-7A Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft to Germany to help protect the vital gateway of international humanitarian aid and military assistance to Ukraine; a move that demonstrates Australia’s support for the war-torn nation as it continues to defend against the ongoing Russian invasion

US Navy’s VP-30 sends last P-3C Orion to the Boneyard

The US Navy’s Patrol Squadron 30 (VP-30) ‘The Pro’s Nest’ hosted a sundown ceremony to bid farewell to its final Lockheed P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft at NAS Jacksonville in Florida on June 23, bringing to an end more than 60 years of operations with the type

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Commercial

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UK’s deadliest air accident: Staines Air Disaster

Exactly five decades after from the Staines Air Disaster, Stephen Skinner recounts the background and subsequent investigation into the UK’s deadliest air accident

Air Canada reveals new transborder routes

The flag carrier will boost its services to the United States thanks to new connections planned from December. Find out where now…

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Virgin Atlantic to ditch Dreamliners and go all-Airbus?

Virgin Atlantic’s fleet has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past two years. Key.Aero speaks to the airline’s CEO, Shai Weiss about whether further change is on the cards, the prospect of the return of supersonic flight, and the company’s plan to get back to profitability

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Airbus hands over 500th A350 example

The European manufacturer had recently reached the milestone following a delivery to Iberia. Find out more now…

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Flying onboard a Boeing 747SP: Stargazing with SOFIA

NASA’s iconic Boeing 747SP made significant contributions to our study of the cosmos, but budgetary constraints have brought its mission to a premature end. In part two of this feature, Bernd Sturm recounts his recent experience stargazing with SOFIA.

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Flight Simulation

AURORA 2023 for MSFS released

Scenery developer, UK2000 has released Chicago Aurora Municipal Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Flight Adventure: The de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver

In this flight adventure, we explore one of the most impressive and perhaps iconic bush planes of all time: the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. Join us as we fly in the backcountry to appreciate just how suited to the role it is.

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PC Pilot Issue 144

The full issue in page-turning format

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Upcoming Events

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."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."