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Historic

American Vulcan goes under cover

One of three Vulcans based in the US, XM573 is now receiving some restorative work

Meteor NF.14 powers up in Yorkshire

Power was returned to the internal and external lights of Armstrong-Whitworth Meteor NF.14 WS788 for the first time in more than 50 years recently

New look for Spanish gate guard helicopter

Airbus Helicopters has repainted its factory ‘gate guard’ at Albacete, Spain

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Sea Harrier meets supercars at Church Fenton

Earlier this year, Jet Art Aviation conducted taxi trials of Sea Harrier FA.2 ZH798 at Leeds East Airport – and arranged a unique photo shoot…

Lancaster in focus at Sywell

Sywell Aviation Museum has announced two Avro Lancaster-themed talks for early next year

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Military

RAF Reapers support evacuation efforts in Sudan

While the Royal Air Force's (RAF's) airlift fleet has undoubtedly been the public focus of the UK's efforts to evacuate nationals from Sudan, another British military asset has been operating over the war-torn African nation, assisting evacuation efforts in a much more subtle way.

Robins AFB receives first E-11A BACN

The first Bombardier E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) for the USAF’s newly activated 18th Airborne Command and Control Squadron (ACCS) was delivered to Robins AFB in Georgia on April 24

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Defending the Amazon: Inside Brazilian Army Aviation Command

Dirk Jan de Ridder visits the Brazilian Army Aviation Command in the heart of the Amazon, 30 years after it permanently started operating helicopters from the capital of the rainforest

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Commercial

The ultimate Ryanair quiz!

Love them or loathe them, the Ryanair Group has transformed the European aviation market over the last three decades. Why not test your knowledge of one of the world’s biggest low-cost carriers in this special Ryanair-themed quiz?

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Aviation News August 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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How Airlink went from regional franchisee to major African airline

After spending three decades in South African Airways’ shadow, Airlink has emerged to become the nation’s biggest carrier and the continent’s second largest airline, as Andreas Spaeth discovers

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How does Emirates recruit its cabin crew?

Airliner World caught up with Emma Baker, a talent acquisition advisor at Emirates, who helps the Dubai-based airline find the cabin crew of tomorrow

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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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Upcoming Events

AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."