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Historic

Engine and taxi trials for Helldiver

Fagen Fighters has completed initial engine and taxi runs in its Curtiss Helldiver

Cougar is spruced up at Texan museum

Work to repaint Grumman F-9F8 Cougar 131063 is now under way at Slaton’s Texas Air Museum

Britain’s first ‘ace’ highlighted in new film

A new independent film about the exploits of Britain’s first ‘ace’ pilot, Maj Lanoe Hawker, will be released on the anniversary of his death, November 23, 2023

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US Air Force Lockheed Constellations: Over three decades of service 

In the April 2014 issue of Aviation News, Bob Archer told the story of Lockheed Constellations in US Air Force service.

Relatives of Great War hero visit his former base

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome has welcomed descendants of its first commander, Capt (later Wg Cdr) Claude Ridley MC DSO (1876-1942) to his former station

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Military

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AirForces Monthly February 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

Best UK MoD aviation photos of 2023

A selection of some of the best photos of aviation released by the UK Ministry of Defence taken during 2023.

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The military heavy-medium helicopter market – State of flux or business as usual?

Paul ‘Foo’ Kennard, former RAF Chinook pilot, and MOD Requirements Manager and now Director of Ascalon Defence Consultancy discusses the current state of the military’s heavy lift helicopter market – and the significant changes that have occurred within it

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Commercial

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KLM's "game-changing" 777 transformation: behind the scenes

Gordon Smith joins a special flight to Cape Town to meet some of the key players behind the project to overhaul the Dutch flag carrier’s widebody workhorse

Edelweiss reveals Airbus A340 replacement plans

Swiss airline Edelweiss is modernising its long-haul fleet with the acquisition of six Airbus A350-900s.

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Inside the handover of the first Bombardier CS100

In the September 2016 issue of Airliner World, Craig West flew to Zurich to witness the handover of the first Bombardier CS100 to launch customer Swiss International Air Lines

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How the Airbus A220 ripped up the regional jet rule book

In the decade since its first flight, almost everything about the Bombardier C Series has changed. That is, apart from its impressive range and spacious cabin. Mark Broadbent reports on what is now the Airbus A220

Delta Air Lines/United Airlines Douglas DC-8 Quiz

On September 18, 1959 the Douglas DC-8 entered service with both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. To mark the 64th anniversary of this historic event on Monday, this week's quiz tests your knowledge of the Californian quadjet.

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Flight Simulation

F-14 Tomcat for MSFS released

Heatblur Simulations and IndiaFoxtEcho have released the F-14 Tomcat for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Just Flight's GCXO – Tenerife North review

With the release of Just Flight's original Tenerife Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator, let us find out if it's still worth a visit.

British Isles Mesh for Microsoft Flight Simulator now available

Orbx has announced EU British Isles Mesh 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