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Historic

How de Havilland pioneered the flight simulator

Even as far back as the 1930s, de Havilland had thought of an ingenious way to train pilots…

Twenty years and counting: restoring a Dragon Rapide

Bringing a 1930s biplane back to life is difficult and time-consuming, but this classic de Havilland will be incredible when it’s finished.

The Sea Vixen: 17 tons of naval jet fighter

Operational throughout the 1960s, the Sea Vixen was a 55ft-long beast capable of 690mph.

How de Havilland moved into air-to-air missiles

With propellers on the way out, de Havilland upped the stakes and started producing some serious weaponry…

Venoms of the East

Malcolm Payne remembers his days flying with 28 Squadron in Hong Kong...

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Military

First UK manufactured V-tail for RAF Protector fitted

A GA-ASI MQ-9B Protector destined for the RAF has been fitted with the first V-tail manufactured on the Isle of Wight by GKN Aerospace

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Inside the Irish Air Corps: The helicopters of No 3 Ops Wing

From airlifting premature babies to fighting fires and conducting anti-terrorism operations, the IAC’s No 3 Ops Wing has a diverse range of responsibilities. Josef Campion reports

AERALIS reveals innovative modular jet at DIMDEX 2022 with Emir of Qatar present

British military jet developer, AERALIS revealed two full-scale replica jets during a ceremony at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) 2022 at Qatar's National Convention Centre on March 21

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Commercial

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Against all odds

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Embraer ERJ145’s first flight...

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Flybeen and Gone

Prompted by the collapse of the Exeter-based Bombardier Q400...

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COVID-19: UK Seeks United Approach

Like the rest of Europe, the UK is grapping with the effects of COVID-19...

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Airliner World 250: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Former editor Craig West takes a casual meander back through his time at the helm of Airliner World...

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Tour de Force: The British Airtours Story Part 2

In the second of two parts, David Ransted concludes the story of British Airtours...

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Flight Simulation

PMDG 737NGXu for Prepar3D v4 Out Now

PMDG has released the 737NGXu Base Package for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4.4 and above.

Infinite Flight Q4 2019 Development Update

Infinite Flight has released a status update on the upcoming 19.4 release.

Atlanta for X-Plane Available

Nimbus Simulations has released KATL – Atlanta International UHD v2 for X-Plane 11.

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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."