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Historic

A walk around tour of the iconic Bell UH-1 ‘Huey’

In the second of our Huey Flight Experience videos, chief pilot Neil Airey takes us on a tour of Huey 509 ‘Miss Joe’…

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Support the restoration of France's last flying Rapide

The Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis is making excellent progress with its de Havilland Dragon Rapide restoration, but needs funding to see it through

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What is it like to fly Europe’s sole Me 262?

A privilege to fly! Tom Allett spoke to Airbus test pilot Geri Krähenbühl who has the pleasure of displaying the Manching-based Messerschmitt 262 replica...

Concorde – First To Last: A new film tribute

A new DVD and HD stream documents the history of a genuinely iconic airliner

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How did the first Lympne Trials influence aviation?

The inaugural edition of the Lympne light aeroplane trials took place 100 years ago — and didn’t exactly swing a lamp over the future. How did the correspondents of the time view it?

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Military

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Croatia’s Cold War-era MiG-21 fighter fleet enters twilight months of service

As originally planned, the Croatian Air Force is set to begin retiring its aging fleet of Cold War-era MiG-21 Fishbed fighters in the coming months, with the type being replaced by a fleet of second-hand Dassault Rafale B/Cs

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Aviation News February 2024

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AirForces Monthly February 2024

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Commercial

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EasyJet places bumper $20bn Airbus order

London Luton-based easyJet has placed a $20bn order with Airbus for up to 257 A320neo Family airliners as it continues its recovery from the pandemic.

Pegasus Airlines reaches major fleet milestone

Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th aircraft.

Why is Air France abandoning Paris Orly Airport?

Air France has revealed that it will end all flights from Paris/Orly by summer 2026.

Ultimate JetBlue Transatlantic Ops Quiz!

In the news this week, JetBlue announced its latest transatlantic destinations – Dublin and Edinburgh. In anticipation of our upcoming feature on the New York-based carrier, this week's quiz will test your knowledge of the airline's foray into the transatlantic market. Good luck!

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Airliner World December 2023

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Flight Simulation

UK2000 releases Santa Maria Airport

Scenery developer, UK2000 has announced Santa Maria 2023 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Flight Simulator Days

Our roving reporter, Jessica Bannister-Pearce, travels to Munich to find out about the 28th ‘Flight Simulator Days' flight sim show.

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Keeping Microsoft Flight Simulator in check

Over the last three years, Microsoft Flight Simulator has grown in size to the extent that it often taxes our drive space. We share a few tips and tricks learned through trial and error to minimise its size.

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Upcoming Events

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

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."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

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."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."