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Historic

Provost lineage on display at Linton-on-Ouse during the retirement ‘celebrations’ of May 20 with, left to right, the ex-gate guard Provost T.1 XF545 ‘K-O’ (now up for auction), Jet Provost T.3A XM321 ‘21’ and Jet Provost T.5A XW360 ‘69’. Key-Dave Allport Feature Premium

RAF Jet Provosts fade away

For 34 years Jet Provosts were based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, Dave Allport was there to witness the end of the type at the Yorkshire base with his report appearing in the July 1993 FlyPast

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week was taken by Paul Gargano

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BAE Systems donates aircraft to Shuttleworth Trust

BAE Systems has donated the last aircraft from its unique heritage collection to the Shuttleworth Trust

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10 facts about the Avro Anson

On the anniversary of its first flight on March 24th 1935, Key.Aero brings you 10 facts about the Avro Anson

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The story of Sweden's Hawker S 9 Ospreys

Based on the Hawker Hart, Sweden’s distinctive Hawker S 9 Ospreys were catapult-launched from a seaplane cruiser. Jan Forsgren details the type’s history

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Military

USAF B-52 conducts first operational ARRW hypersonic missile test launch

A USAF-operated Boeing B-52H Stratofortress has successfully released the first All-Up-Round AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) during an operational test off the coast of Southern California on December 9

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Fuelling NATO's Firepower: Tankers flock to Lanzarote for EART 2022

French, Italian and Canadian tanker aircraft gathered in Lanzarote to take part in the European Air Refuelling Training exercise. AirForces Monthly reports

Latvia receives first UH-60M Black Hawks

The Latvian Air Force received its first two Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters on December 11, when they arrived at Lielvārde Air Base in Rembate Parish, Ogre, via a US Air Force-operated Boeing C-17A Globemaster III

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Commercial

Vantis and Thales announce BVLOS plans

Thales is to build the United States’ first statewide drone infrastructure network

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What to expect at this year's Dubai Airshow

The aerospace sector is back in event mode, as the Dubai Airshow returns this November. Richard Schuurman highlights the key trends to look out for

SSTL secures ESA InCubed funding

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has secured European Space Agency InCubed programme financial and technical support

EasyJet and ELMS Aviation in software deal

easyJet has signed a long-term agreement to use ELMS Aviation's competence and compliance software solution

AviaAM delivers first converted 737-800

AviaAM Leasing has delivered its first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter to the lessee, Bluebird Nordic

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Flight Simulation

Orbx’s EU Great Britain Central Review Premium

Orbx’s EU Great Britain Central

We take a look at Orbx EU Great Britain Central, a landmark package, which coverage area spans two countries (England and Wales) in both rural and urban locations.

This is not a game - what is flight simulation?

In this instalment of our two-part series, we again get a cross-section of opinions from people representing different parts of the industry to discuss that ongoing question: what is flight simulation? We have expert views from Emanuel Hagen, a current Boeing 737 pilot, Lockheed Martin and Jorg Neumann, head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, plus more comments from our PC Pilot readers.

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Microsoft’s World Update VI

This latest world update to the world of Microsoft Flight Simulator encompasses Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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Upcoming Events

Southport Air Show

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Southport, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "The annual Air Show takes place on Southport beach and is a weekend packed with entertainment! If you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids, as well as the flying programme, there is plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, climbing walls, assault courses and plenty more!"

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

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."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."