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Historic

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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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The greatest victory

The battle in the Southwest Pacific was arguably one of the most significant of World War Two. Prompted by a discovery in his parents’ attic, John E Happ examines the campaign, brought to life by his pilot father's words...

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Military

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UK MOD issues RFI for New Medium Helicopter programme

A much-anticipated Request for Information (RFI) was issued by the UK MOD on May 18 for the New Medium Helicopter (NMH) contract to supply up to 44 NMHs to replace existing rotorcraft systems for Army and Strategic Commands

DARPA unveils Liberty Lifter heavy airlift seaplane concept

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) unveiled a concept on May 18 for a new heavy airlift seaplane dubbed the Liberty Lifter. DARPA says it has launched the Liberty Lifter project to demonstrate a leap in operational logistics capabilities by designing, building and flying a long-range, low-cost X-plane capable of seaborne strategic and tactical lift.

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Green Mountain F-35 Lightnings

This year, Vermont’s 158th Fighter Wing made history as the first Air National Guard wing to be declared combat ready with the F-35A. Tom Kaminski outlines its history and fifth-generation transition

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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

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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

Kraków for X-Plane

Drzewiecki Design has released EPKK Kraków XP for X-Plane 11.

Kiruna - Next Generation Released

Aerosoft has announced the Kiruna is now available as a download for Prepar3D version 4.

Introducing Scandinavian Mountains Airport

Orbx has revealed the next Swedish destination is Scandinavian Mountains Airport (ESKS) for Prepar3D version 4.

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Upcoming Events

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."