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Historic

Rebuilt Mustang flies at Sywell

P-51D bound for new owner in France once flight-testing complete

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Dassault Mirage G: the swing-wing fighter nobody wanted

In the variable-geometry Mirage G, Dassault built an outstanding, advanced combat jet — but it wasn’t one anybody wanted. Jean-Christophe Carbonel examines why

Airworthy Corsair on loan to museum

Vought F4U-4 Corsair BuNo 97388 will be operated from a museum in Minnesota

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Handley Page Type W: The purpose-built airliner family in depth

James Kightly brings us a detailed examination of an airliner family that showed the advantages of purpose-built designs

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How US Army Air Forces developed radio countermeasures in the Aleutians

Dave Stern examines how radio countermeasures were created by the US Army Air Forces during the war in the Aleutians 

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Military

Ecuador buys two C295s for Army and Navy use

Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso announced that his Minister of Defence, Luis Lara, had signed a contract with Airbus Defence & Space for the purchase of two C295 tactical transport aircraft on October 18

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Wake turbulence cited as cause of USAF F-35A crash at Hill AFB

Full details of the Accident Investigation Board report into the loss of USAF F-35A Lightning II (15-5197/HL) from the 388th FW's 421st FS 'Black Widows' at Hill AFB, Utah, on October 19, 2022, have now been published

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AirForces Monthly December 2023

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Commercial

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Planespotting highlights of busiest ever day at Manchester Airport

Two decades ago, AC Milan and Juventus met in the 2003 Champions League final held at Old Trafford. The associated airlift of Italian football fans culminated in what remains the busiest day in Manchester Airport’s history as 55,000 additional passengers passed through the hub. Richard Vandervord shares images from the ‘Italian Invasion’

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The aviation industry's market outlook and emerging trends

With the global aviation industry now echoing the resurgence of the travel and tourism sector, the team at Cirium take a closer look at the market outlook and emerging trends

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Airliner World August 2023

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REVEALED: Why a 737 ditched in the ocean with a working engine

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has concluded its investigation into the crash of Transair flight 810 which ditched in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii in 2021.

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Economy vs business: worth the upgrade on European short-haul flights?

A business class ticket conjures up images of the rock star lifestyle; comfy seats, attentive cabin crew and effortlessly gliding from check-in to destination on a wave of champagne. But not all business class offerings are created equal, especially on short-haul flights. Mike Bickford heads to Europe to find out if it’s worth stumping up the cash to sit ‘up front’.

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Flight Simulation

Supercarrier Pro for MSFS released

Following three years of research and development, Miltech Simulations has released Supercarrier Pro for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Boise Air Terminal for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Located in Idaho, Boise Air Terminal is the main gateway of the state capital and home to general aviation, commercial, cargo and military aircraft.

Kajaani Airport for MSFS released

Kajaani Airport serves the capital of the Kainuu region in Finland. It handles general aviation traffic along with daily scheduled ATR-42 flights to Helsinki and charter flights up to the size of a Boeing 757.

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Upcoming Events

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."

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."