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Historic

Soviet Hurricane project resurfaces in Kent

Ex-Russian fighter to be restored at Rochester

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When Sweden put a jet engine on a Lancaster

Jan Forsgren recalls Sweden’s five-engined Lancaster

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Epic 400-mile flight in a crippled Lancaster 

In the December 2009 FlyPast Graham Pitchfork detailed a crew’s 400-mile flight in a badly damaged Lancaster

NTSB releases preliminary report into Dallas air show mid-air crash

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has highlighted the absence of altitude deconfliction briefings in its preliminary report into the mid-air collision at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow on November 12.

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Lancaster wireless operator recollections: Standout wartime sorties 

John Elliott was a Lancaster wireless operator; in the January 2013 issue of FlyPast he shared his memories with Steve Bond

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Military

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The fate of Ukraine's Il-76TD ‘Candid’ fleet revealed

Babak Taghvaee takes a look at the fate of the Ukraine Air Force Il-76TD ‘Candid’ fleet, and the effects of the Russian Invasion

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NATO on Alert: Dutch F-35As on the Alliance's Eastern Flank

As the Royal Netherlands Air Force deploys eight F-35s to Malbork Air Base in Poland, Giovanni Colla assesses how they are contributing to NATO's deter and defence mission along its Eastern Flank

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Could Ukraine be given a fourth ex-Royal Navy Sea King?

Another former Royal Navy Westland Sea King could be heading to Ukraine, making it the fourth example of the type to be donated to the war-torn nation by the UK

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Commercial

Another Embraer E2 firm order from Porter Airlines

At the Farnborough Airshow, Canada’s Porter Airlines has today (July 19) placed a firm order for more examples of the Embraer E2 in a bid to “support [its] major expansion plan”.

ATR in major Japanese boost

ATR looks set for a major boost in the Japanese market after a Letter of Intent (LoI) for a large number of aircraft was inked at the Farnborough Airshow. Read on Key.Aero to find out more!

Delta Air Lines firms more Airbus A220s

On day two of the Farnborough Airshow, Delta Air Lines firmed up more orders for the highly popular Airbus A220.

ANA cements MAX order, selects 777-8F

There was cause for double celebration at Boeing on day 1 of the Farnborough Airshow after Japanese-based ANA HOLDINGS confirmed its order for the 737 MAX, as well as selecting the 777-8F.

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Boeing wins huge MAX buy from long-time Airbus buyer

The carrier has ordered 100 737 MAX jets with options for a further 30

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Flight Simulation

Girona–Costa Brava Airport out now

The latest destination from MK-STUDIOS is LEGE Girona–Costa Brava Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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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Upcoming Events

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."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

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."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."