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How the ‘Duxford Eagles’ learned to love the Mustang

In late 1944, the men of the Duxford-based 78th Fighter Group faced a new challenge. Since 1943 they had run the gauntlet of German fighters and anti-aircraft fire in that tremendously dependable platform, the P-47 Thunderbolt. Now the ‘Duxford Eagles’ were converting to the P-51 Mustang — and some of them weren’t best pleased. With extracts from unit records, this is the story of the 78th’s transition

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FlyPast July 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

BBMF Spitfire comes off runway during landing

A Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) came off the runway while landing at Coningsby on May 11.

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New Zealand Bristol 170 Freighters Excel

An article in the January 12, 1967 issue of ‘Aeroplane’ looked at the expanding workload of New Zealand’s Straits Air Freight Express (SAFE) and its growing fleet of Bristol 170 freighters

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The Italian poet-pilot and his propaganda raid

A controversial figure in Italian history, Gabriele D'Annunzio was part of the tradition of the soldier-poet. It was in the air that D’Annunzio fought, and among his exploits was a propaganda raid against Vienna that goes down as one of the First World War’s most daring flying feats

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Military

New Zealand bids farewell to P-3K2 Orion fleet

On January 24, three Lockheed P-3K2 Orions departed Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland in Whenaupai for a formation flight over the country's North Island to bid farewell to the type after more than 55 years of service

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Exercise Volfa 2022: Inside one of France’s largest ever combat air drills

Nine air powers gathered for the French Air and Space Force-hosted Exercise Volfa 2022. AirForces Monthly reports on the high intensity operations that were carried out during the latest edition of the event

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Air Force One: The Flying Fortress

It is possibly the world’s most famous plane, but little is known about it. A new documentary with rare access to the inner workings of Air Force One changes that. Tom Batchelor spoke to professional pilot and filmmaker Scott Bateman to learn more

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How the aviation industry is trying to become greener

As global leaders were gathering for a key climate change summit, Tom Batchelor considered some of the options available to the aviation industry to scrub up its act

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Helvetic Airways: the other Swiss airline

Helvetic Airways may be small but it is fiercely ambitious – and the world’s biggest Embraer E2 operator. Andreas Spaeth hears more from CEO Tobias Pogorevc

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Commercial pilot training: what next?

Airlines are increasingly concerned about the lack of qualified pilots. Mark Broadbent looks at how specialist training providers are addressing their fears

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How Hi Fly landed an A340 in Antarctica

One of wet-lease operator Hi Fly’s Airbus A340’s made history earlier this month when it touched down in Antarctica becoming the first example of the type to venture to the continent.

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Back to business: NBAA-BACE debrief

The annual NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) event has just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Barry Ambrose shares his closing thoughts from the Nevada gathering

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Flight Simulation

War Thunder - End of the Battle of Stalingrad

The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the turning points in the history of World War Two.

Local Legend II: Fokker F.VII Released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator Team has announced Local Legend II: Fokker F.VII is now available.

World Update VII: Australia Released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has announced World Update VII: Australia is now available.

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Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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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".

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."