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Historic

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Have you read ‘Luck of the Draw’?

In an extract from his book, ‘Luck of the Draw’: My Story of the Air War in Europe – soon to be featured in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ hugely anticipated TV Series, Masters of the Air – former USAAF B-17 navigator and POW Frank Murphy reveals how he and his crew fought for their lives in the hostile skies of Germany during World War Two…

Historic Aviation Quiz: The SR-71 Blackbird

With December 22, 2023 marking the 59th anniversary of the still-to-this day incredible SR-71 Blackbird's first flight, we dedicate this week's quiz to Lockheed’s ‘Lady in Black’…

748 raised up at Speke

Restoration milestone for sole preserved example of twin-turboprop airliner in Britain 

Newark’s Canberra is facing the axe

English Electric Canberra PR.7 WH791, which currently resides at the Newark Air Museum in Nottinghamshire, is to be disposed of

Airshow at Sywell announced!

SAVE THE DATE! - SYWELL AIRSHOW ANNOUNCED

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Military

Lockheed Martin tests AOEW system on US Navy MH-60R

Lockheed Martin has supported a successful government test of the firm’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system on a US Navy-operated MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime helicopter at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland

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Where did the Houthis get anti-ship ballistic missiles from?

With the Houthi rebels in Yemen now using a mix of Iranian-made weapons to disrupt commercial shipping in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden – with such attacks having increased by 500% between November and December – Babak Taghvaee explores which anti-ship ballistic missiles are being employed by the Iran-backed militant group

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Paveway and Litening: Key to the RAF Typhoon Force's successful strikes in Yemen

Alan Warnes explains how the RAF Typhoon FGR4s were capable of striking targets in Yemen – more than 1,500 miles (2,500km) away from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus – with pin-point accuracy

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Commercial

Emirates goes big at Dubai Airshow

The Middle Eastern titan has confirmed a mammoth Boeing order

Ultimate Air Inuit Quiz!

In the latest edition of Airliner World, out now, Chris Sloan visited one of the world’s most unique and vital airlines, Air Inuit. So, for this week’s quiz, we test your knowledge of this Canadian legend!

Afterlife

Mark Broadbent reports on the aircraft disassembly market and how the industry’s sustainability push might create opportunities and challenges in the future

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Lockheed Constellations: The whole family of aircraft explained 

In the August 2011 issue of Aviation News, Jim Winchester provided an overview of the
elegant Lockheed Constellation family, which marked the peak of piston-engined airliner development.

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Airliner World Sample Issue

Welcome to this free digital sample issue of Airliner World, the best-selling commercial aviation magazine.

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Flight Simulation

City Update V: European Cities released

Microsoft, in partnership with Bing Maps and Vexcel, has released European Cities I for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Breezer Sport takes flight in MSFS

Aerosoft and PixelPlanes have released the Breezer Sport ultralight aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Flight Simulator Training – Part 5

In this lesson, we will discuss the hydraulic system in the Boeing 737-800NG and simulate a hydraulic failure during a training flight from Las Vegas to Bob Hope Burbank Airport.

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Upcoming Events

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."

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." 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."

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."