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Spitfire versatility: three pilots’ diverse combat experiences

Through the experiences of a trio of pilots, Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork highlighted the versatility of an amazing fighter in the February 2013 issue of FlyPast

Navy Wings to re-engine Sea Fury

Single-seat FB11 may return to flight as early as next year with Pratt & Whitney engine

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How Israel made an air-dropping transport out of the Boeing 377

Needing to air-drop supplies to British mercenaries in Yemen, the Israeli Air Force set about having some veteran Boeing 377 Stratocruisers converted — and an unusual operating concept

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Warbird pilot Brian Smith's Spitfire love affair

The world’s most illustrious airworthy Spitfire, the Old Flying Machine Company’s MkIX MH434, is 80 this year. To mark the occasion, one of its pilots reflects on his privileged association with this outstanding warbird — and the Hanna family

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American Spitfires – a lesser-known story

In the September 2012 issue of Aviation News Jonathan Garraway and Andrew Thomas assessed the often overlooked use of the Spitfire by the US military during World War Two.

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Sweden accelerates Gripen E deliveries

On 12 September, Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced a SEK5.8 billion ($520 million) contract with Saab covering a newly funded package of capability enhancements and adjusted delivery schedules for the Gripen during

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Wagner troops believed killed in Mali crash

The Mali Air Force lost its sole Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft (TZ-98T) in a fatal accident after overrunning the runway at Gao International Airport in Mali on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

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US Marines Sharpshooters stand down

The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine aircraft group MAG-11 said goodbye to Marine fighter attack training squadron VMFAT-101, when the unit was deactivated at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, on September 29, 2023.

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Emirates Airbus A380 returns to Birmingham

It’s been three years since the superjumbo was last flown into the Midlands-based airport

The Ultimate Middle East and Asia Airline Logo Quiz (part one)

Continuing our series of airline logo quizzes, this week we present 10 airlines from across the Middle East and Asia.

Can you name them all?

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Planespotting highlights of busiest ever day at Manchester Airport

Two decades ago, AC Milan and Juventus met in the 2003 Champions League final held at Old Trafford. The associated airlift of Italian football fans culminated in what remains the busiest day in Manchester Airport’s history as 55,000 additional passengers passed through the hub. Richard Vandervord shares images from the ‘Italian Invasion’

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The aviation industry's market outlook and emerging trends

With the global aviation industry now echoing the resurgence of the travel and tourism sector, the team at Cirium take a closer look at the market outlook and emerging trends

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Airliner World August 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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Flight Simulation

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Orbx’s London City Airport v2 & London City Pack review

In its commitment to improving the Microsoft Flight Simulator world, Orbx has just released version 2 of London City Airport. In this review, we see how the new airport works with its Landmarks London City Pack to enhance the centre of London.

Omaha-Eppley Airfield for MSFS released

The latest destination from Verticalsim is Omaha-Eppley Airfield for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Back to Basics – Series 4, Lesson 9

We continue to turn in circles but this time, we look at some useful tips to help keep you in the holding pattern and understand why new IFR pilots hate them so much.

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