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Historic

Official launch for Navy Wings’ Seafire

Supermarine Seafire Mk.XVII SX336 was rolled out at Yeovilton on April 6, flying in front of a gathering of guests and media.

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An in-depth look at the Grumman Goose

In this month's Aeroplane Database, James Kightly and Ryan Pemberton take an in-depth look at the development, technical details, service and flying characteristics of the Grumman Goose

Historic Aviation Quiz

Try your hand at this week's Historic Aviation Quiz. Let us know what score you get and share it with your friends to see who really knows the most!

Southend Vulcan to be opened to visitors 

Visit the Vulcan Day returns for the first time in 2022 at London Southend Airport on April 24, giving visitors the chance to see Avro Vulcan XL426 up close.

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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

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Military

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Portugal’s SAR AW101 Merlin lifesavers

Covering an area of more than two million square miles, Portugal’s Merlin rescue helicopters have a huge task on their hands. Davide Daverio looks at their vital search and rescue role

USAF bids farewell to final Combat Coyotes

USAF personnel assigned to the 711th Special Operations Squadron at Duke Field, Florida, bid a fond farewell to the PZL-Mielec C-145A Combat Coyote for the final time after a decade of serving Air Force Special Operations Command

New fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter for Ireland’s Garda Air Support Unit

Ireland's Minister for Justice Simon Harris announced on January 3 that €21.5m will be invested into the Garda Air Support Unit (GASU) for an additional helicopter and new fixed-wing aircraft

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Commercial

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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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Airliner World December 2021

The full issue in page-turning format

Boeing predicts growth in Russia, Ukraine and CIS demand

Boeing has predicted that airlines in Russia, Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will require 1,540 new aircraft by 2040

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REVEALED: The world's top 40 airports

Welcome to the 2021 Top 40 World Airports Guide where we reveal the busiest global gateways in a year unlike any other.

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REVEALED: Inside Breeze Airways’ Airbus A220 cabin

US airline Breeze Airways unveiled the first of its 80 Airbus A220-300s during a preview event at the final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama.

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Flight Simulation

Just Flight Mallorca Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Review Premium

Just Flight’s Mallorca Airport

This is the latest release from Just Flight is developed by a small team of airline pilots who are based at the actual airport.

vSkyLabs’ C-47 Skytrain/DC-3 Review Premium

vSkyLabs’ C-47 Skytrain/DC-3

vSkyLabs Aerospace Simulations has been producing X-Plane aircraft since version 9. This time around we fly the most recent incarnation from its C-47 Skytrain Flying Lab Project.

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Orbx’s Landmarks Auckland City Pack

In this review, we travel to Auckland in New Zealand and take a look at Orbx's latest City Landscape product developed for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

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."

Sheppard AFB - Sheppard Air Show

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Wichita Falls, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.