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Historic

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Finding the fallen

The loss of a Handley Page Halifax in June 1944, personal links and the work of artist Loz Atkinson have been combined to create an incredibly thought-provoking exhibition entitled ‘Finding The Fallen’

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80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

In readiness to mark Battle of Britain day on September 15, Key.Aero revisits why the day was such an important turning point of World War II

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Urgent Action Needed to Save Unique Blackburn Beverley

The sole remaining example of one of the Royal Air Force’s most important transport aircraft, the Blackburn Beverley, is at risk of being scrapped. Aviation Heritage UK’s Chairman, Dr Robert Pleming, is calling for urgent action to save this unique aircraft for the Nation.

Fancy a free Handley Page Victor?

After several decades as the gate guardian at RAF Marham, Handley Page Victor K.2 XH673 faces a bleak future…

Duxford Airshows Cancelled

The Imperial War Museum have announced their decision to cancel the Duxford Battle of Britain Proms and the 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Air Show 2020.

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Military

Thai F-16A ADF Fighting Falcon written-off in crash

A Lockheed Martin F-16A-15 ADF Fighting Falcon belonging to the Royal Thai Air Force was written-off after it crashed in the Chatturat district of Thailand’s Chaiyaphum province at approximately 1340hrs (local time) on March 8

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Inside the Colombian Air Force's new Texan II fleet

As Colombia welcomes the T-6C Texan II to replace the long-serving T-37 Tweet, we look at how the Colombian Air Force is modernizing its fighter pilot training

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Whatever happened to the USAF's YAL-1A Airborne Laser Testbed?

David Willis reviews the troubled path of the USAF's Boeing YAL-1A Airborne Laser Testbed from ‘first light’ to last flight

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Commercial

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Tour de Force: The British Airtours Story

In the first of a two-part feature, David Ransted looks back at the early days of British Airtours...

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The 757 conundrum: why this airliner is not easily replaceable

The multi-purpose Boeing 757 remains peerless four decades after its first flight. Mark Broadbent charts the history of the ‘Swiss army penknife’ of aviation and considers operator options to replace the enduring all-rounder.

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Stranded in a Soviet time capsule

Bernd Sturm reflects on a trip to the land that time forgot...

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2020 UK & Ireland Airlines Guide

Charting the highs and lows of a dramatic year for aviation....

Still Up in the Air?

Will the development of a controversial third runway at Heathrow happen? Will capacity issues be resolved? Mark Broadbent considers the latest on the decades-long UK airport expansion saga.

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Flight Simulation

Dublin Out Now

MK Studios has announced Dublin Airport is now available for Prepar3D version 4.5.

Nimitz Aircraft Carrier Now Available

The Simworks Studios’ Nimitz Class Vol. 1 aircraft carrier pack for Prepar3D version 4 is now for sale on the Just Flight website.

Active Sky Upgraded

HiFi Technologies has released several updates to the Active Sky weather expansion for X-Plane, Prepar3D and FSX.

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Upcoming Events

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 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."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

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."