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Historic

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75 years on: what were the stars of Farnborough 1948?

It’s 75 years to the day since the first Farnborough airshow opened — and with it an exciting era for British aviation. We look back at the highlights of a great aeronautical occasion

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In our sites - the story of the East Coast firing ranges

Having trekked around many east coast sites, Mick Britton shares the history of a handful of key firing ranges

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War wreck secrets - the role of intelligence services

War was not just about combat; the intelligence services fought a most secret conflict too. Barry Wheeler uncovers the story

Jaguar GR.1 delivered to Elvington

SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 XZ383 has arrived at the Yorkshire Air Museum

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Flying Legends - new beginnings

After a three-year hiatus Flying Legends roared back onto the airshow scene at a new venue. Tom Allett reports from Leeds East Airport, the former RAF Church Fenton

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Military

Boeing flies upgraded AH-64E Apache gunship for the first time

Boeing completed the first flight of its enhanced AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter from its facility in Mesa, Arizona, on October 11

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AirForces Monthly Sample Issue

Welcome to our FREE sample issue of AirForces Monthly (AFM), the world’s most authoritative monthly magazine on modern military aviation

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AIR International December 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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Commercial

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AIR International August 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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The incredible Boeing BBJ 777-9 cabin concept 'fit for a king'

Lufthansa Technik’s VVIP Boeing BBJ (or Boeing Business Jet) 777-9 concept is aimed squarely at the Middle East, as Ian Harbison discovers

London Gatwick Airport submits plans for dual runway operations

London Gatwick has submitted an application – known as a Development Consent Order (DCO) – to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS), outlining its ambition to bring the airport’s existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside its main runway.

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The challenges of operating an Airbus A340 to Antarctica

It’s the world’s most inhospitable continent and the only one without any permanent residents, paved runways or regular airline services. Andreas Spaeth talks with White Desert CEO Patrick Woodhead about the challenges of operating an Airbus A340 to Antarctic

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UK planespotting highlights for June 2023

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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Flight Simulation

Animals for Microsoft Flight Simulator

SoFly has announced Animals for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Microsoft Flight Simulator - Sim Update 13 released

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has announced Sim Update 13 is now available, adding a host of fixes and new features.

Sunset Strip for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest destination from //42 is Sunset Strip for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

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."

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."

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."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."