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Learning to fly the Lancaster: BBMF pilot insights 

Flight Lieutenant Seb Davey joined the Battle of Britain Memorial
Flight as a Dakota captain and Lancaster co-pilot for the 2013 season. 

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Aeroplane Archive Artwork January 2023

Aeroplane artwork featuring Mosquito BIVs DZ353 and DZ367 from No 105 Squadron at Marham in 1942 and BOAC Comet 4 G-APDA during 1958.

Swordfish receives Permit to Fly

The world's oldest Fairey Swordfish, Mk.I W5856, has completed its test flights and is now ‘operational’ once again

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What was the Air Transport Auxiliary?

The Battle of Britain is quite rightly associated with the endeavours of The Few – but these gallant airmen were not alone in contributing to the nation’s defence. Another key element was provided by the Air Transport Auxiliary, as Tara Leggett describes

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Who was Luftwaffe ace Roloff Von Aspern?

Many airmen paid the ultimate price in World War Two and some – especially from the German side – appear to have been forgotten. Chris Goss sheds light on a Luftwaffe ace who was killed in action and whose body was never found

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The aircraft used to fly the Royal Family over the decades

Charles Woodley detailed in the January 2018 issue of Aviation News the different aircraft that have flown the Royal Family around the globe through the decades

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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Commercial

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Could Saturday flight ban at London City be scrapped?

Are flight-free Saturday afternoons at London/City Airport (LCY) about to become a thing of the past? The move forms part of wider proposals which management at the Docklands site say will help meet passenger demand over the coming decade.

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“Game-changer” Class E cargo conversion on A330-300

Thanks to a Class E conversion on the Airbus A330-300, this freighter solution would see aircraft loading undertaken by a conveyor inside the cargo hold (pictured) instead of pallets or containers.

The Ultimate Rolls-Royce Quiz

A meeting at the Midland Hotel in Manchester 116 years ago led to the creation of one of the world's biggest aero engine manufacturers, but how much do you know about Rolls-Royce?

Luxair reveals stunning special new livery

The flag carrier of Luxembourg has applied a stunning special livery to one of its Boeing 737s as part of 60th anniversary celebrations for Luxair.

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Airliner World August 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Flight Simulation

Unalaska Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Orbx has announced that PADU Unalaska Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

London Heathrow for X-Plane 12

Origami Studios has announced London Heathrow EGLL is now available for X-Plane 12.

Typhoon for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

CJ Simulations has released its first aircraft collection for Microsoft Flight Simulator - the Eurofighter Typhoon.

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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."

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