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Historic

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American Zero project approaches completion

“News and narrative on the latest heritage aircraft rejuvenation”

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The exciting story of a Caribou pilot

“The Caribou isn’t a stable aeroplane, flying it was like balancing on top of a pin and you couldn’t take your hands off the stick..."

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Stinson to fly with Navy Wings charity

The Buzz News from the World of Aviation Heritage...

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A ‘Thank You Liberators 1945’ Medal of Remembrance

A ‘Thank You Liberators 1945’ Medal of Remembrance has been awarded to Frederick Jennings at the Ulster Aviation Society’s base on the former RAF Long Kesh airfield near Lisburn...

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De Havilland museum Mosquito is rolled out

Mosquito FB.VI TA122 emerged from...

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Military

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RAF reveals name of Dassault 900LX CSAT aircraft

A new aircraft type procured by the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a replacement for its BAe 146 fleet in the Command Support Air Transport (CSAT) role has been officially named.

India tests indigenous Naval Anti-Ship Missile

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy have successfully conducted the maiden flight-test of indigenously-developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile (NASM). It was launched from an Indian Navy Sea King Mk 42B helicopter over the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha, on May 18.

RAAF to receive seven MQ-28A Ghost Bats within two years

In an Australian Liberal Government press release on May 15 Minister for Defence Peter Dutton revealed that seven Boeing MQ-28A Ghost Bat uncrewed autonomous air vehicles will enter Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) service within two years.

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Commercial

The Airline Donald Trump Wants You to Forget

Casinos, aftershave, even steak - Donald Trump has tried his hand at many things. But one venture he wants you to forget is his brief and ultimately unsuccessful stint at running an airline. Thomas Haynes examines how it all came about, and what went wrong.

BA to Retire 747s with Immediate Effect

UK flag carrier British Airways has confirmed that it intends to withdraw the Boeing 747 from its fleet with immediate effect.

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Aviation News August 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Boeing 757: Seattle’s Dark Horse

With high performance and good economics, Boeing’s long-ranged 757 found a niche in the market, particularly with US carriers on domestic operations and for European charter operations. Many 757s have found new life as freighters, as Barry Lloyd describes.

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Aviation News August 2020

Welcome to Aviation News August 2020

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Flight Simulation

Corsair II for DCS Incoming

Eagle Dynamics has unveiled FlyingIron Simulations is developing a A-7E Corsair II for DCS World.

Major Update for Airbus Professional

Aerosoft has released a significant upgrade for the A318/A319, A320/A321 and A330 professional.

Super Hornet Takes Flight

Just Flight has announced the DC Designs F/A-18 E, F & G Super Hornet for FSX and Prepar3D is out now.

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."