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Historic

Historic Aviation Quiz: The Bristol Aeroplane Company

With October 27, 2023, marking the anniversary of Bristol’s rugged Buckmaster advanced trainer taking to the skies for the first time, we dedicate this week’s quiz to one of the most important British aviation companies. Can you recognise these lesser-known Bristol types?

'Flanker' arrives at major US museum

One of the former Ukrainian Air Force jets is destined for a new home at the Ohio attraction

Jetstream revamp progresses at Sywell

Sywell Aviation Museum’s Handley Page Jetstream 200 G-RAVL has recently passed a couple of milestones since its arrival at the Northamptonshire aerodrome in 2021

Scampton officers’ mess granted protection

The historic officers' mess building at the former RAF Scampton has been given protected status

Remembering Sir Tim Wallis – 1938-2023

Warbirds Over Wanaka and Alpine Fighter Collection founder Sir Tim Wallis passed away on October 17, aged 85

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Military

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Is the UK watering down NMH in favour of more H145s?

The UK MOD intends to award a £140m contract to Airbus Helicopters UK for the supply of six H145 Jupiter HC2 helicopters – complete with three years of technical support services – to replace the ageing Puma HC2 tactical transport helicopters currently used by British Forces Brunei and British Forces Cyprus from 2024

KAI plots KF-21’s first live-fire Meteor launch for 2024

Korea Aerospace Industries’ (KAI’s) KF-21 Boramae fighter is the first non-West European platform to be integrated with MBDA’s Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM), and a first live-fire test launch has been planned for early 2024

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Evolution of the ‘Sharpshooters’: Training USMC pilots to fly the Hornet

Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101) was formally stood down at MCAS Miramar, California, on September 29. Joe Copalman  looks back at the evolution of the USMC’s iconic ‘Sharpshooters’

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Commercial

The Ultimate Greek Airport IATA Code Quiz

Kaliméra! Welcome to Greece! This week's quiz is all about Greek airports and their IATA codes. 10 questions - can you be a like the ancient Greek brainboxes and bag a clean sweep?

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Aviation News October 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

BREAKING: NATS reveals root cause of UK ATC failure

NATS’ preliminary investigation has confirmed the root cause that led to last Monday’s air traffic control incident.

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How ex-US Army Black Hawks are finding new life with commercial operators

The Black Hawk – the Western world’s most successful military utility helicopter – has served the US Army and other military customers for more than four decades. Now, many H-60s are taking on new duties with other governmental and commercial operators, as Tom Kaminski details

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Eurowings Discover renamed amid major rebrand

Lufthansa Group’s leisure airline Eurowings Discover has today (September 5) revealed a new brand identity.

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Flight Simulation

Highland Bush Strips Pack 1 for MSFS out now

Orbx has announced PNG Highland Bush Strips Pack 1 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Wroclaw Airport for MSFS now available

Drzewiecki Design has announced Wroclaw Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Local Legend 10: Boeing 307 Stratoliner review

The Boeing 307 Stratoliner is largely a forgotten part of aviation history, at least until now. Aeroplane Heaven is back along with Asobo to offer us a chance to fly the forgotten aircraft in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

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."

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

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.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

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."

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."