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Historic

British classic to be completed in France

An Auster Mk.V is being refurbished in eastern France

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Lockheed Hudson – World War Two warhorse

It may have originated from a pre-war design, but the Lockheed Hudson went on to become one of the most versatile – and overlooked – aircraft of World War Two. Steve Beebee tells its story

Mustang rebuild gathers pace in Italy

North American P-51D Mustang 'Lil Margaret' is currently being rebuilt to fly in Italy

MiG and Meteor progress at Newark

Good progress is being made on two aircraft repainting projects at Newark Air Museum

‘Working’ Meteors showcased at Chalgrove

Eight decades of Gloster Meteor flight was celebrated with a special photo shoot at Chalgrove, Oxfordshire on September 1

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Military

Russia welcomes another modernised Il-76MD-90A airlifter

The United Aircraft Corporation – a subsidiary of Russia’s state-owned Rostec State Corporation – has delivered another deeply modernised Il-76MD-90A Candid heavy-lift strategic transport to the Russian Ministry of Defence

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Second US Navy carrier arrives in Middle East as Israel-Hamas conflict intensifies

The US Navy’s USS Dwight D Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKECSG) has arrived in the Middle East as part of a show of force in the wake of the Hamas attack on Israel

Sikorsky receives MH-60R Seahawk order for Spanish Navy

Lockheed Martin announced on October 12 that its Sikorsky business unit had received a Foreign Military Sales contract – worth $379.58m – from the US Navy to produce eight MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime helicopters for the Spanish Navy

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Commercial

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Crosswind training review follows West Atlantic ATR landing incident

West Atlantic is enhancing its crosswind training for pilots following an incident in which an ATR 72 turboprop suffered damage to its nosewheel while landing at East Midlands Airport.

Icelandair snubs Boeing with Airbus A321XLR purchase

In a blow to Boeing, one of its long-time customers Icelandair has placed a firm order for 13 Airbus A321XLRs, making the flag carrier a new customer of the European manufacturer.

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DC-3 Missionary Flight – From the cockpit

In the November 2015 issue of Aviation News, Geoff Jones recounted a trip aboard a Missionary Flights International DC-3C-TP, operating from Florida to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  

The Ultimate African Airline Logo Quiz (Part One)

This week we’re in Africa. Well, not literally. Unless you’re reading this and you are in Africa, in which case hello Africa!

Here we have ten more logos for you to guess, some current airlines and some defunct. Enjoy!

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Aviation News August 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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Flight Simulation

Wickenby Airfield for MSFS out now

Nestled on the edge of Lincolnshire’s fens, Wickenby Airfield is a hub for general aviation, flying clubs and vintage aircraft enthusiasts. It also hosts various fly-in events, airshows and flight experiences.

DuPage Airport for MSFS released

Scenery developer FlightFX has announced DuPage Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Samedan Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

Developed by FlyLogic, the scenery is an up-to-date and frame rate friendly rendition of Samedan Airport in Switzerland, sporting high-resolution PBR textures and realistic buildings with interior modelling.

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Upcoming Events

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."

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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

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."

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."