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Historic

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Did you see the Messerschmitt Me 262 during its UK tour?

FlyPast followed the progress of the Messerschmitt Me 262’s unforgettable UK tour – with imagery from Jamie Ewan and Darren Harbar

Historic Aviation Quiz - September 1

Test your general historic aviation knowledge with this week's quiz from Key.Aero...

Twenties flying boat in need of new home

A museum is urgently seeking a new owner for its Curtiss Model F Seagull

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Aeroplane October 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

Junkers replicas cleared for passenger flying

Club members can now book sightseeing flights in a pair of Junkers F 13 replicas in Germany

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Military

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Ex-British Harrier jets head to be scrapped after 11 years in the Boneyard

Dino van Doorn witnesses the final departure of the UK’s Joint Force Harrier fleet from the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 170

Welcome to the 170th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Argentina moves to buy Norwegian Orions and Danish ‘Vipers’

The Argentine Air Force and Navy are being prepared for a major recapitalisation with the acquisition of four P-3C/N Orion maritime patrol aircraft from Norway and up to 38 F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters from Denmark, after the respective deals were green lit by the US government on October 11

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Commercial

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Air Chathams DC-3 – A chance to fly back in time

In the April 2016 issue of Aviation News, Geoff Jones reported how a Douglas DC-3 made a return to scheduled passenger services in New Zealand.

Poland’s New Era of Aviation: CPK's Cutting-Edge design for current and next generation aircraft

In an era where aviation is now reaching new heights, Poland is set to make its mark on the global stage with Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK), a state-of-the-art transport hub.

Final Airbus BelugaXL rolls out factory

The sixth and final Airbus BelugaXL has rolled out the factory at the manufacturer’s plant in Toulouse.

Emirates Airbus A380 returns to Birmingham

It’s been three years since the superjumbo was last flown into the Midlands-based airport

The Ultimate Middle East and Asia Airline Logo Quiz (part one)

Continuing our series of airline logo quizzes, this week we present 10 airlines from across the Middle East and Asia.

Can you name them all?

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Flight Simulation

FSDG releases Djerba for MSFS

The island of Djerba, located off the coast of Tunisia, is amongst the main tourist hubs in North Africa and a popular destination for scuba divers and water sports enthusiasts.

Kangerlussuaq Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

MK-Studios has announced Kangerlussuaq Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is released.

Petersburg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Petersburg is located between Juneau and Ketchikan and is only accessible by sea or air. It is primarily a commercial fishing town but also attracts tourists for outdoor activities.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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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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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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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."