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Historic

Return to action for Griffon-powered Spitfire

Spitfire FR.XIV will feature at IWM Duxford exhibition later this month

St Athan museum rescues Varsity and buys Provost

Post-war RAF trainers to find new home in south Wales

Historic Aviation Quiz - Eighth Air Force

With Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ hugely anticipated TV Series, 'Masters of the Air', ever closer, the United States' Eighth Air Force has been a big top of conversation this week in the FlyPast office. But how much do you know about the great warfighting organization dubbed 'The Mighty Eighth'?

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Aviation News January 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

More Jaguars leave Cosford as Typhoon readied to arrive

Famous ‘Spotty Jag’ among recent instructional airframe departures

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Military

Italian Tornados relieve Eurofighters on deployment in Kuwait

The Italian Air Force has deployed an unspecified number of Panavia Tornado IDS ground attack/strike aircraft to Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait as part of its latest Task Group Devil detachment to the Middle East region

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Back to the future: was the US Navy’s latest aircraft carrier trying out Cold War tactics?

During the recent maiden operational cruise of the USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78), the aircraft carrier was sighted in a Norwegian fjord. Key.Aero’s Editor At Large, Dino Carrara, examines how the US Navy may be dusting off an ingenious Cold War tactic for carrier air wing operations.

Norway deploys F-35As for Air Policing duties in Iceland

The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) has deployed F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters from Ørland Main Air Station, Norway, to Keflavik Air Base in Iceland to provide a Quick Reaction Alert capability in support of NATO’s Icelandic Air Policing (IAP) mission

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Commercial

Off-duty pilot tries to shut down Horizon E175 engines in flight

A San Francisco-bound Horizon Air Embraer E175 diverted to Portland yesterday (October 22) after a jump seat occupant attempted to shut down the aircraft’s engines in flight.

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Boeing 2707 SST: More than just a mock-up

Andreas Spaeth joins Boeing historian Michael Lombardi to climb inside the nose section of the 1969 2707 mock-up in Washington state

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UK planespotting highlights for September 2023

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

Ultimate South African Airways Quiz

Welcome to this week’s quiz honouring this month’s Airliner World cover star, South African Airways. After a turbulent few years, the airline is now looking to rebuild its operations and has bold ambitions for the future!

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What will Lufthansa gain from acquisition of loss-making ITA Airways?

Tom Batchelor considers the ramifications of Lufthansa’s recent deal with ITA Airways

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Flight Simulation

Black Square Duke development update

Black Square Simulations has released a development update for the piston and turbine Duke for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Ontario for X-Plane 12 out now

Verticalsim has announced KONT - Ontario International Airport for X-Plane 12 is now available.

Phenom 100 for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Aircraft developer, Cockspur has announced the PH100 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

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

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

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 Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow