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Historic

Gloster tribute revealed at Bentham

A commemorative plaque has been unveiled at a former Gloster site

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Hawker Tempest pilots in combat – World War Two and Aden Emergency

By the time the Tempest entered service many of its pilots were seasoned veterans, well up to capitalising on its superb qualities. In the December 2016 issue of FlyPast Graham Pitchfork profiled a trio of Tempest exponents

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France's final Transall goes on display at museum

The Musée de l’Air et d’Espace placed its newly acquired C-160G Gabriel on display in September, reuniting it with an old colleague, as Babak Taghvaee discovered

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The scholarship inspiring young aviators and promoting vintage aviation

The family and friends of Thomas Castle, who lost his life in 2019, are working to ensure his name lives on to inspire young aviators and promote vintage aviation. Martin Needham learns more about the Thomas Castle Aviation Heritage Scholarship

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Vintage Aerobatic World Championship: Aviation’s friendly games

Aerobatic competitions don’t have to be hotly contested battles to see who the most precise pilot is or who has the best G tolerance, as Martin Needham discovered at the Real Aeroplane Company’s Breighton headquarters

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Military

USAF to expand Australian base for B-52s

The US plans to create facilities to base six B-52s in Australia in a move that experts say is linked to increased tensions with China over Taiwan

First MESA sensor is installed on to RAF E-7A Wedgetail

The first of three RAF Boeing E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 airborne early warning and control aircraft received its Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) sensor on November 4

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 118

Welcome to the 118th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

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From the Cockpit: Onboard the Widerøe Embraer E2

Widerøe was the global launch operator of the Embraer E2 in 2018. Andreas Spaeth takes the jump seat on a flight crossing the Arctic Circle to find out how the jet has settled in at the Norwegian carrier.

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Aviation News December 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Fledging Flyr: A unique low-cost carrier

Tom Batchelor meets Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, CEO of new Norwegian carrier Flyr, to learn more about taking a different approach to running a low-cost airline.

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Flight Simulation

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PC Pilot Issue 142

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Belfast City 2022 for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, UK2000 has announced George Best Belfast City Airport is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

IndiaFoxtEcho M-346 for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

IndiaFoxtEcho has released the Aermacchi M-346 Master for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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