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Historic

Ultimate British Airliner Collection Quiz!

Earlier this week Airliner World was invited to the British Airliner Collection at Duxford for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the collection! So what better topic to get the grey matter working this week than a deep dive into the fascinating history of some of these iconic aircraft on display.

Historic Aviation Quiz: Charles Lindbergh

With November 3, 2023 marking the 97th anniversary of famed American aviator Charles Lindbergh using a parachute for the fourth and final time to escape from a stricken aeroplane, we dedicate this week’s quiz to the pioneer known the world over as ‘The Lone Eagle’…

Hell on high ground - what happened to RB-29A 44-61999 'Over Exposed'?

Jamie Ewan trekked across Bleaklow Moor in Derbyshire’s High Peaks to visit the final resting place of a Boeing RB-29A Superfortress. But what happened on a fateful day in 1948?

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Aviation News December 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

Turboprop Tracker flies again in France

Ex-Sécurité Civile Turbo Firecat to be operated at airshows by Alençon-based association

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Military

RAF Poseidon Force to gain UK-made Sting Ray torpedoes

The UK Ministry of Defence will integrate the British-made Sting Ray acoustic homing lightweight torpedo onto the RAF’s fleet of P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft, with the munition set to augment the type’s current US-made Mk 54 Lightweight Torpedo

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Ukraine charts success in New Year strikes against Russian forces

The Su-24M Fencer-D tactical bomber fleet of the Ukrainian Air Force has carried out yet another successful strike, using the UK/French-supplied Storm Shadow/SCALP-EG air-launched cruise missiles against high-value targets in Russian-occupied Crimea on December 26

US Navy helicopters strike Houthi rebels in the Red Sea

US Navy helicopters have killed ten Houthi fighters after attempted attacks on US Navy forces and a merchant ship in the Red Sea, US Central Command said in a statement on December 31

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Commercial

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Behind the scenes with Airbus’ A321XLR ten-day route proving test

The Airbus A321XLR is currently being put through its paces over ten days on functionality and reliability testing (FnR), more commonly known as route proving.

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Drone video shows Ural A320 in FIELD after emergency landing

More images and videos have emerged showing the Ural Airlines Airbus A320 which made a successful off-airport emergency landing earlier this week.

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Are pilot shortage claims being overstated?

Claims of a worldwide pilot shortage are unfounded and not backed up by independent analysis nor evidence, according to a pilot union.

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Could India’s aviation sector be on course for global domination?

With a booming population and economy, plus heavy investment, could India’s aviation sector be on course for global domination? The experts at Cirium take a closer look

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Ural Airlines A320 lands in FIELD in Siberia – what we know so far

A Ural Airlines Airbus A320 made an emergency landing in a field in Siberia this morning (September 12) while operating a domestic service between Sochi and Omsk.

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Flight Simulation

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Miltech Simulations’ Supercarrier Pro review

In this review, we delve into carrier ops with Miltech Simulations’ Supercarrier Pro, the first ‘Studio-Level Functional Aircraft Carrier Pack’ for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Leeds Bradford version 2 out now

The latest UK destination from Orbx is EGNM Leeds Bradford Airport V2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Air Combat Simulation – Part 5

Welcome to another instalment of our series on air combat simulation. This time, we explore ‘pursuit paths’ or the trajectory an attacking fighter takes when converging on a target.

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Royal Canadian Air Force - Cold Lake Air Show

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Cold Lake, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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