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Historic

Historic Aviation Quiz: August 25

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

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Revealed: the real secret missions of Sidney Cotton's Lockheed 12

As war neared, Sidney Cotton and Lockheed 12A G-AFTL helped change the face of British aerial reconnaissance. But what does fresh evidence, gathered as the aircraft was restored for Fighter Aviation Engineering, tell us about their covert activities?

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Fairey Hendon: the RAF's first monoplane bomber in depth

Matthew Willis, an enthusiast of all things Fairey, delves into the history of the RAF’s first monoplane bomber

Vampire in need of new home

An airworthy example of the de Havilland classic has recently come up for sale

Jet Provost delivered to new display home

The Tornado Heritage Centre at the Hawarden Aviation Park in North Wales received Jet Provost T.4 XP585 on August 13

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Military

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Aviation News December 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

WIN! 1 of 2 TQS Mission Packs Worth £449.99

Our friends at Thrustmaster are offering Air Forces Monthly and Combat Aircraft Journal
readers the chance to win 1 of 2 Throttle Quadrant System Mission Packs!

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ADEX 2023: Korean Air readies MALE UAV for production

The Aerospace Business Division of Korean Air showed its new MALE UAV – known variously as the MUAV and later the KUS-FS – at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) 2023 in South Korea from October 17-22

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Commercial

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Is there a bright future for Embraer's E2 family of regional jets?

With competitors dropping out of the sector and existing aircraft due for renewal, Embraer has a golden opportunity to boost its market share, as Andreas Spaeth reports from Brazil

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Examining the commercial aero engine market (part two)

In a concluding insight into the current state of play within the engine sector, Tom Batchelor looks at GE Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney, before considering trends set to shape the wider market

Enter Air 737 flies into Ukrainian airspace

A Polish-registered Boeing 737 briefly flew into Ukrainian airspace on Friday (June 23), despite the area being closed to all civilian air traffic because of the ongoing war in the country.

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Retirement draws near for Loganair's trusty Saab 340s

With its fleet of Saab 340s on the verge of retirement, Loganair gave enthusiasts and employees the opportunity to bid farewell to the Swedish turboprop at a special event in Glasgow. Stewart Marshall reflects the type’s career with Scotland’s airline

The Ultimate North American Airline Logo Quiz

Ten questions for you to get stuck into this week all on North American airlines. Will they be current? Will be they be historic? Scroll down and have a go!

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Flight Simulation

Chicago Executive Airport now available

Arif Studio has announced Chicago Executive Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

FS Academy – Commander now available

FS Academy – Commander consists of 12 challenging real-world scenarios, including emergency landings, system malfunctions, engine failure, instrument freeze, hazardous weather, etc.

IXEG 737 Classic Plus takes flight in X-Plane 12

X-Aviation has announced the IXEG 737 Class Plus for X-Plane 12 is out now.

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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."

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."

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 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."