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Historic

Historic Aviation Quiz

It's the second historic quiz of December!

Chuck Yeager, 1923 – 2020

The pioneering US test pilot, the first person to break the sound barrier, has died aged 97.

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A DAY FOR THE AGES

RETROSPECTIVE German aircraft exhibitionIt was the ticket of...

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ROYAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY RE8

Bomb-toting Daimler-built RE8 B5106...

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Pocket Rocket

Pilot report by Pfalz D.VIII

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Military

Hungary orders 12 L-39NG jet trainers

Czech aerospace company, Aero Vodochody has just announced a contract with the Hungarian MOD to supply 12 L-39NGs to the Hungarian Air Force, with the first aircraft expected to be delivered in 2024

US $800m Ukraine military aid package includes 11 more Mi-17s

As part of $800m-worth of additional security assistance, the US is to supply an additional 11 Mi-17 helicopters to Ukraine along with a range of other military equipment. This supplementary military aid was announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on April 13.

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Reflecting on CSG21 with the USMC's F-35B-equipped VMFA-211

Equipped with British and American F-35Bs, HMS Queen Elizabeth successfully completed her first operational deployment in December 2021. US Navy Lt Cdr Rick Burgess (Ret) details the mission through the eyes of VMFA-211 – the USMC F-35B unit that embarked on the carrier – and how it further strengthened the UK-US alliance

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Commercial

Prototype aircraft tow tractors on trial

The prototypes of two fully electric aircraft pushback tractors...

Lagardere reopens ‘test case’ stores in Australia and New Zealand

After closing all bar one store in the Pacific due to the COVID-19...

Airport Rescue

American airports are receiving US$10 billion to help them survive...

Duty OF CARE

‘Care, but no scare’ is the mantra needed for the post-pandemic...

New UVC light kits for security checkpoints

New light kits that are said to be capable of destroying up to...

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Flight Simulation

Turkish Delight

Scenery developer, SceneryTR Design has released LTAC Ankara Esenboga Esenboğa Airport for FSX and Prepar3D.

Tenerife V2 Released

MK-Studios has announced – Tenerife Vol.2 for Prepar3D is now available.

Citation XL560 Ready for Take-Off

The latest aircraft to roll out of the Carenado hangar is the XL560 Citation for FSX and Prepar3D.

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Upcoming Events

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."

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

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."