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Historic

Rare WACO to be auctioned in UK

Car & Classic is set to auction a rare, restored piece of American aviation history, a 1932-built WACO OEC biplane

Is ‘The Shepherd' the greatest story in aviation?

Stream date announced for aviation yarn ‘The Shepherd’ – have you seen the trailer yet?

Historic Aviation Quiz: Hawker Tempest

With the quite incredible news that a Hawker Tempest has taken to the skies for the first time in some seven decades, we dedicate this week’s quiz to the development of the type that holds the distinction of being the last piston-engined fighter in operational service with the Royal Air Force…

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FlyPast December 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

US Navy and Marine Corps aviation in World War One

A chapter from Key Publishing’s new book “Contact! Early US Naval and Marine Corps Aviation, 1911-1918” by Alan C Carey

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Military

News Freemium

USAF AC-130J strikes Iranian-backed militants in Iraq

A USAF-operated AC-130J Ghostrider fixed-wing gunship was called in to hit an Iranian-backed militant group after they fired a ballistic missile at American forces at Al-Asad Air Base, Iraq, the Pentagon has said

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 173

Welcome to the 173rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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South Africa eyes C-390 to replace ageing C-130BZ fleet?

At the request of the South African Air Force (SAAF), Embraer Defense & Security will deploy a multi-mission C-390 Millennium to AFB Waterkloof in Pretoria on November 24, where the medium-lift strategic airlifter will demonstrate its capabilities to the air arm, which has long been searching for a successor to its ageing C-130BZ Hercules fleet

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Commercial

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Qantas reveals A380 retirement plan amid new widebody airliner order

Australian flag carrier Qantas has today announced the final piece of its jet fleet renewal programme with the firm order for 24 widebody aircraft.

North Korea’s Air Koryo flies first international flight since COVID

The flag carrier of North Korea, Air Koryo, has conducted its first international flight since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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Classic airliners in colour: Tokyo Haneda in the 1960-70s

Almost half a century after rival hub Narita's controversial opening, Tokyo’s downtown airport – Haneda – remains popular with both passengers and airlines. Bob O’Brien shares images from a time when the Japanese giant was Tokyo’s sole gateway

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Airside tours at Hamburg Airport: Planespotting without fences

The very nature of aviation photography means contending with perimeter fences, however, Hamburg Airport is a little different – it offers airside tours, as Dirk Grothe discovers

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Monarch Airlines relaunch: fleet, launch date and USP details revealed

Key.Aero reveals further details about the proposed relaunch of Monarch Airlines including fleet strategy, launch date and USP.

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Flight Simulation

France VFR South-East-Riviera for MSFS released

France VFR South-East-Riviera for Microsoft Flight Simulator brings together in a single pack all the elements needed for VFR flying in the southeast of France.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024

A few months ago, Microsoft announced that 2024 would herald the release of a new flight simulator with a completely new engine, which generated a lot of controversy in the community. In this feature, we find out what to expect from this new platform.

X-Plane touches down in Alaska

Scenery developer, Northern Sky Studio has announced Wrangell Airport for X-Plane 11 and 12 is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

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."

Southport Air Show

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Southport, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "The annual Air Show takes place on Southport beach and is a weekend packed with entertainment! If you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids, as well as the flying programme, there is plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, climbing walls, assault courses and plenty more!"