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Historic

WIN! A Copy Of ‘Luck Of The Draw’ By Frank Murphy - Worth £25!

Thanks to publisher Elliott & Thompson, FlyPast has a hardback copy of the book to give away.

Stallion 51 Boss interview – the world’s most experienced P-51 Mustang pilot

Stallion 51 has asserted itself as a P-51 centre of excellence over the past three decades. Barry Ambrose speaks to the boss, and the most experienced Mustang pilot in history, Lee Lauderback

The Shepherd: A ghost of Christmas past

Robin Evans reveals the origins of, and profiles, bestselling author Frederick Forsyth’s ‘The Shepherd’ – is it the best story in aviation?

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Phoenix - the story of a Norwegian Tiger Moth

A Tiger Moth that crashed in 1940 during a desperate bid to escape advancing German forces has been recovered and restored to running condition in Norway. Tormod Løkling details the hardy biplane’s remarkable story

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The F-104C Starfighter in Vietnam - the right jet at the wrong time?

FlyPast scrutinizes the genesis of the F-104C and its first deployment into the skies of Vietnam with the 476th Tactical Fighter Squadron...

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Military

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Ukrainian pilots begin F-16 training in Denmark as Norwegian 'Vipers' arrive

The Royal Danish Air Force has been training Ukrainian Air Force pilots to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon at Skrydstrup Air Base since late December 2023, when the first six candidates arriving after completing a basic training course in the UK

USAF welcomes second batch of F-15EX Eagle IIs

Delivery of the second batch of new F-15EX Eagle II fighters to the USAF got underway on December 20, when two examples of the type arrived at Eglin AFB in Florida following a ferry flight from Boeing’s production facility at St Louis Lambert International Airport in Missouri

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Spain offers second-hand Eurofighters to Colombia

The Colombian Air Force received a new Eurofighter Typhoon proposal from the Spanish government in early December, with the proposed deal reportedly covering the supply of between 12-16 second-hand Tranche 2 Eurofighters from the Spanish Air and Space Force

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Commercial

Embraer gets go-ahead for London City E195-E2 ops

Embraer’s E195-E2 airliner has been granted steep approach certification for London City Airport, the manufacturer has announced.

Airbus widebodies for Egyptair

The carrier is bolstering its long-haul fleet

Air Baltic boosts Airbus A220 fleet

Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer has described Air Baltic as “an ambassador for the A220” after the airline announced an order for 30 additional -300s, with purchase rights for a further 20 on the first day of the Dubai Airshow.

The Hub airports and their regions. Strategic synergy as a key to success conference

How can we plan and shape the regions around airports?

Riyadh Air unveils second livery

Riyadh Air has digitally unveiled its second livery at the Dubai Airshow ahead of its 2025 launch.

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Flight Simulation

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​AKD Studio's GLF550 v2 review

In this review, we fly the fully upgraded version 2 of the Gulfstream GLF550 from AKD Studio.

Microsoft Flight Simulator lands in Boeing Field

Drzewiecki Design has announced KBFI Boeing Field for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Black Square’s TBM 850 review

Black Square Simulations arrived on the flight sim scene with a bang. It broke new ground with its Analog Steam Gauge Overhaul series, upgrading the default Microsoft Flight Simulator aircraft with highly realistic interiors and systems. This time, we look at its first aircraft developed from the ground up, the mighty TBM 850.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

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."

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."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

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."