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A day at the show: Vintage Aeroplane Club

January might not seem the most practical time for a gathering of historic open cockpit aircraft, but that month in 1952 a new club’s first major rally proved an outstanding success despite the freezing temperatures

Original Nieuport biplane flies again in Sweden 

The American Heritage Museum’s Nieuport 28 C-1 made its first post-restoration flight on April 2 from Sebbarp, Sweden, in the hands of Mikael Carlson.

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Aeroplane meets Jim Beasley

The legal profession ran as a common thread between Jim Beasley father and son — but so did flying warbirds

Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation ceases Hunter F.6A operations

The Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation (DHHF) has sold its single-seat Hunter F.6A, after terminating the jet’s use due to subdued demand for air displays in the Netherlands.

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The Swiss Dassault Mirage III scandal

Military aircraft procurement is now a highly controversial issue in Switzerland, but this was not always the case. It all started in 1964, when the cost of acquiring the Dassault Mirage III spiralled out of control

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Military

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Sixth-generation fighter radars - A look into the future

The radars equipping tomorrow’s sixth-generation combat aircraft will be the most advanced ever to take to the skies, says Thomas Withington, examining their capabilities and how they might influence air combat

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French Navy retires iconic Sud Aviation Alouette III helicopters

The French Navy has withdrawn its final Sud Aviation Alouette IIIs after an illustrious career spanning six decades on land and at sea, reports Babak Taghvaee

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Stunning images from Aviation Nation Airshow at Nellis AFB

Barry Ambrose shares his images from the Aviation Nation Airshow, which took place at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada in early November. The event mixed home team heavy metal such as A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, F-15s, F-16s, F-22 Raptors and F-35 Lightning IIs alongside crowd pleasers including the USAF’s Thunderbirds and warbirds such as Mustangs and Shooting Stars

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Commercial

Quiz: Defunct European airlines - Part 2

Can you identify these defunct airlines from their livery and tail? Let us know what score you get!

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FAA issues warning to Boeing 767 and 757 operators

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned operators of Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft about the potential for inadvertent pilot activation of the automated go-around mode.

Easy Aerial launches ultra-portable UAV ground station

Easy Aerial, a provider of autonomous drone-in-a-box solutions, has launched a new line of ultra-portable models of its aerial vehicle (UAV) ground stations

Middle East’s first five-bladed H145 delivered

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to leaser Milestone Aviation and Oman’s sole commercial helicopter service provider, Al-Sharqiya Aviation

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The world's top 40 cargo airports in 2020

Thanks to our friends at Airports Council International, within this special additional insight, we reveal the busiest gateways for air freight in 2020...

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Flight Simulation

Orbx Releases TrueEarth Spain South for X-Plane 11

This massive 98,000 sq. mile region has a coverage area from Costa-Del-Sol and cities such as Malaga to the Sierra Nevada mountains and the historic city of Granada.

CRJ 900/1000 Released

Aerosoft has announced the CRJ 900/1000 expansion pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

X-Plane Touches Down in Menorca

Aerosoft has announced Menorca Airport for X-Plane 11 is now available.

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