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Historic

Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's historic quiz is a bit different... can you identify who said all of these famous quotes from aviation history? Be careful - some may just catch you out!

Constellation Feature Premium

The first pressurised airliner in widespread use

With a wingspan longer than the total distance of Orville Wright’s first flight, the Lockheed Constellation was an important step in the evolution of commercial aviation

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100th Anniversary of Hawker

November 15, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Hawker Aircraft Limited. Here's a timeline of the celebrated company and its achievements...

Leg Room Feature Premium

What were flights like in the 1950s? 

Complimentary postcards when boarding, acres of legroom, and personal porters at baggage reclaim: early commercial air travel was a long way from Ryanair… 

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Aeroplane December 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Military

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Star Wars 'stormtrooper' marshalls F-15

Check out a video of Star Wars 'stormtrooper' seeing off an F-15 Eagle.

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The IAC’s new MPA C-295's and the potential for a fleet of three

On April 22, images emerged via the Irish Air Corps (IAC) of one of its two new Airbus Defence C-295W Persuader aircraft rolling off the paint line at Airbus’ facility in Seville, Spain

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Analysis: Russia's troubles with combat drone development

Widely known as a late adopter of unmanned air systems, the Russian military has struggled to field into service a plethora of new models

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Commercial

Ever Wondered What a Q400 Would Look Like as a Freighter?

Indian low-cost airline, SpiceJet has converted three of its Bombardier Q400 passenger aircraft into freighters. The turboprops, which usually have space for 78 passengers in a single-class configuration, had their seats removed and now each have a cargo capacity of 8.5 tons.

Boeing Resumes 737 MAX Production

US aerospace manufacturer Boeing has restarted production of its 737 MAX at its Renton facility in Washington after halting construction in January following two fatal crashes involving the jet in the previous 14 months.

Air New Zealand Extends Network Reductions

Air New Zealand is extending its “minimal international operations” period through to August 31 in response to government travel restrictions and low demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Singapore to Allow Transit Through Changi

Travellers will gradually be allowed to transit through Changi Airport from June 2, as Singapore begins to lift restrictions imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19. The country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS) said the decision is part of the state’s strategy to reopen transport to meet the needs of the economy.

UK Government Confirms Quarantine Measures

At today’s Downing Street press briefing, Priti Patel, the UK’s home secretary announced quarantine measures set to be introduced at the country’s border to protect against a second wave of COVID-19.

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Flight Simulation

Alderney for Prepar3D Out Now

The latest UK destination from Orbx is EGJA Alderney Airport for FSX and Prepar3D.

Grand Caravan for X-Plane Ready for Take-Off

Carenado has released the C208B Grand Caravan EX G1000 version for X-Plane 11.

Thunder in the Air

The DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka Ironworks is now available for download on the DCS World e-Shop and Steam.

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Upcoming Events

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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Trenton, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow