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Historic

Aero Legends to offer experience flights in Strikemaster

North Weald-based Aero Legends is to offer flights in a BAC Strikemaster for those with a valid pilot’s license.

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's general knowledge historic aviation quiz will have you really scratching your head!

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World War Two's Grumman Hellcat

Known for his economic use of ammunition, Hamilton ‘Mac’ McWhorter became the first ‘ace’ on the Hellcat. Thomas McKelvey Cleaver explains

Only the bogie undercarriage units and the longer tandem cockpit enclosure provide immediately distinguishing features between the Mirage IV, seen here with its half-ribbon brake parachute deployed, and the smaller Mirage III fighter. Feature Premium

Developing France’s Mirage IV nuclear bomber

The Dassault Mirage IV was designed solely as a nuclear bomber and ‘The Aeroplane and Astronautics’ reviewed the aircraft’s progress to entering service in its February 3, 1961 issue

FlyPast Picture of the Week

This week's Picture of the Week was submitted by Paul Webb

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Military

Italian Typhoon lost in fatal crash near Trapani

A Eurofighter F-2000A belonging to the Italian Air Force crashed while returning to Trapani Air Base on December 13, killing the pilot

‘Flying Tigers’ set up to become USMC’s first East Coast F-35B unit

MCAS Cherry Point in North Carolina will soon be added to the ever-growing list of operational F-35B Lightning II locations after Marine Attack Squadron 542 (VMA-542) ‘Flying Tigers’ formally started the transition process from the AV-8B Harrier II to the fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter

US Navy’s ‘Vanguard’ squadron completes final MH-53E flight

After nearly 45 years of flying Sikorsky’s family of H-53 Sea Stallion helicopters in US Navy service, Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) ‘Vanguard’ has completed its final operational MH-53E Sea Dragon flight ahead of the unit’s planned deactivation in July 2023

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Commercial

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Inside Embraer's new turboprop project

Could the humble turboprop’s best years be yet to come? Gordon Smith sits down with Embraer’s Martyn Holmes and Rodrigo Silva e Souza to discuss one of the industry’s hottest topics

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Together in electric hybrid dreams

Working out of Imperial War Museum Duxford, Faradair is striving to bring its 18-seat hybrid aircraft concept to market. Now, as Paul E Eden discovers, a growing band of industry heavyweights are lending their support

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Aviation News November 2021

The full issue in page-turning format

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Inside the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10

It’s a race against time for the teams performing sight-saving procedures in developing nations. Joe Copalman discovers how the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital has been operating in the pandemic

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Behind the scenes of Britain's last airliner programme

The British Aerospace 146 took to the air on its maiden flight 40 years ago this September. Twenty years and 20 days later, the AVRO RJX100 made its first flight. Derek Ferguson recalls his time testing the quiet, diminutive quad-jet

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Flight Simulation

TCA Captain Pack Airbus Edition Out Now

Thrustmaster has announced the TCA Captain Pack Airbus Edition is released.

Auckland for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has announced Landmarks Auckland City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

aeroG Aviation's aG-4 eVTOL Liberty v3.0 Review Premium

aeroG Aviation's aG-4 eVTOL Liberty v3.0

aeroG Aviation is working on an eVTOL concept called the aG-4, which is available on the X-Plane 11 platform. PC Pilot was given the opportunity to test-fly the prerelease version aG-4 v3.0 and to find out more about the project.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." 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."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

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 Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."