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Historic

Gate guard Mentor comes ‘home’

A former gate guardian has been returned to ‘terra firma’ for a special event

Military medal awarded to Polish Heritage Flight project members

Silver Medal of the Polish Army presented at London embassy

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How Lancasters unknowingly led the way on D-Day 

As the bombs rained down from Lancaster ‘J-Jig’ just before midnight on June 5, 1944, Patrick Otter recounted in the June 2014 issue of FlyPast how the crew had no idea they were unleashing the opening salvo of D-Day.

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How the Lancaster became the first British aircraft to fly around the world 

A Lancaster called ‘Aries’ was the first British aircraft to fly around the world and later became a pioneer of polar flying. In a 2022 special publication on the Lancaster, Graham Pitchfork described its remarkable achievements

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The ‘other’ Lancaster Dams raids you might not have heard of 

In a 2022 special publication on the Lancaster, Andy Thomas explains that as well as the famous 617 Squadron raid, other German dams were in Bomber Command’s sights

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Military

Denmark receives another F-35A Lightning II

The Royal Danish Air Force took delivery of another Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II at Luke AFB in Arizona on April 12; increasing the number of aircraft delivered to Denmark to date to seven airframes

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Italian Air Force Panavia Tornados: everything you need to know

The Tornado has been in Italian service for more than 40 years and is set to bow out in 2025. Joe Campion details the type’s story

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GALLERY: Incredible photos of the Italian Air Force in action

To mark the 100th year of the Italian Air Force, Key.Aero presents a selection of amazing photos showing the myriad of aircraft operated by the Aeronautica Militare.

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Commercial

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EASA STC approval for IAI’s 737-800SF

Narrowbody passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversions in Europe are set for a boost after Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) revealed its Boeing 737-800SF has received a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate (STC).

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FARNBOROUGH 2022: Your essential briefing

As the iconic airshow returns after four years, Airliner World has the lowdown on everything you need to know as the Hampshire gathering gets underway

The ultimate Southwest Airlines quiz!

A true pioneer of low-cost flying, Southwest Airlines is known around the world for establishing many of the industry norms we take for granted today. Why not test your knowledge of this iconic Texan airline in our special Southwest quiz?

BREAKING: Emirates SLAMS Heathrow bosses in fiery statement

In a major intervention, the usually well-tempered Emirates Airline has blasted Heathrow management over what it calls “entirely unreasonable and unacceptable” demands.

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EXCLUSIVE: The 'engine' behind Rolls-Royce's production line

We speak to Rolls-Royce’s Gunnar Droescher about the work that goes on behind the scenes at one of the world's biggest aero engine manufacturers

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Flight Simulation

Telluride 2022 for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

Scenery developer UK2000 has released Telluride Regional Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Landmarks Dublin City Pack released

Orbx has announced Landmarks Dublin City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Microsoft Flight Simulator boss on future of free updates

The head of Microsoft Flight Simulator has outlined his position on the future of free updates following the release of the highly anticipated 40th Anniversary Edition.

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MCAS Miramar AirShow

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The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

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."

Sheppard AFB - Sheppard Air Show

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Wichita Falls, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.