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Historic

Premiere for ‘Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight’

The feature length documentary about the famous Silver Spitfire’s global journey will debut on Sunday November 12 at 9pm on Sky History

Air and navy personnel honoured at Maltese memorial

A memorial unveiled at Lyster Barracks at the former airfield in Ħal Far has been dedicated to all RAF, Fleet Air Arm and US Navy personnel who served there

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Aeroplane December 2023

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How do you keep the sole Rolls-Royce Merlin 63 powered Spitfire airborne?

Merlin Magic! Wearing a distinctive desert sand camouflage scheme, Supermarine Spitfire LZ842 is one of the world’s oldest Mk.IXs. Darren Harbar met up with this newly restored classic’s owner to learn more about this special survivor

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New owner for Mitchell ‘Executive Sweet’

The Georgia, US-based Liberty Foundation has announced its acquisition of North American TB-25N Mitchell N30801 from the American Aeronautical Foundation

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Military

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Dutch NH90s train for new role in UK

The NH90s of 860 Squadron, Royal Netherlands Navy have become an increasingly common sight in the UK as they work up to take on additional roles and missions. Joe Campion visited the unit while it was on exercise at RNAS Yeovilton

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Going to war in the F-117: a pilot’s perspective

In the December 2017 issue of Aviation News, in the first of a two part feature, Major General Greg Feest (Ret) described joining the secret F-117A programme and the mission on which he dropped the first bomb of the Gulf War

Aboard the USS Gerald R Ford – The next generation of aircraft carrier

The USS Gerald R Ford – the first of the US Navy’s new class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers – set sail on its maiden cruise in May this year. Joris van Boven and Alex van Noye caught up with the world’s biggest warship for Aviation News

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Commercial

Boeing lands order from Vietnam Airlines for 737 MAX jets

Vietnam Airlines has announced an order for 737 MAX aircraft to expand its single-aisle fleet.

The Ultimate Greek Airport IATA Code Quiz

Kaliméra! Welcome to Greece! This week's quiz is all about Greek airports and their IATA codes. 10 questions - can you be a like the ancient Greek brainboxes and bag a clean sweep?

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Aviation News October 2023

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BREAKING: NATS reveals root cause of UK ATC failure

NATS’ preliminary investigation has confirmed the root cause that led to last Monday’s air traffic control incident.

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How ex-US Army Black Hawks are finding new life with commercial operators

The Black Hawk – the Western world’s most successful military utility helicopter – has served the US Army and other military customers for more than four decades. Now, many H-60s are taking on new duties with other governmental and commercial operators, as Tom Kaminski details

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Flight Simulation

Tecnam P2012 Traveller lifts off in MSFS

Aircraft developer, FlightSim Studio has released the Tecnam P2012 Traveller Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update 14 released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has announced Sim Update 14 is now available.

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PC Pilot Issue 149

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Upcoming Events

Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. 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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

Airshow

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, United States

US Marine Corps airshow

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."