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Historic

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DC-10 in BCal and BA Service

In the first of three articles to mark the 50th anniversary of the first flight by McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on August 29, 1970, Bob O’Brien recounts the type’s service with British Caledonian Airways, its charter subsidiaries and latterly British Airways.

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Ilyushin Il-18: Soviet Turboprop Triumph

Seven decades after its maiden flight, numerous derivatives of of the Ilyushin Il-18 are still in regular operation...

Quiz: 80 Years of the North American B-25 Mitchell

To commemorate 80 years of the B-25 Mitchell, we've put together a special quiz to test your knowledge on the historic aircraft.

The history of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine

It is, quite simply, one of the most recognisable sounds of the last century. Tara Leggett delves into the history of the second most-produced engine of World War II to understand its adored status

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Military

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Why have mirror paint schemes appeared on USAF fighters?

Multiple US military aircraft have appeared recently wearing a highly reflective coating. David Axe digs into the potential reasong behind this

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Canada picks F-35 as preferred Hornet fighter replacement

Public Services and Procurement Canada has chosen to take Lockheed Martin's F-35A Joint Strike Fighter into the “finalisation phase” of its plan to procure 88 fighters as replacements for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet of CF-18 Hornets

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Eurovision: Europe's drone ambitions

The Eurodrone platform is expected to be the focus of attention for Europe in the coming years, delivering a medium altitude, long endurance UAV for a quartet of the continent’s leading military powers

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Commercial

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AIR International February 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

Flybe Saved from Brink of Collapse

THE UK’S largest regional airline, Flybe, has been saved from administration following government intervention.

BelugaXL Begins Service

EUROPEAN AEROSPACE giant Airbus has pressed the BelugaXL into service.

Fossil Fuels, Electric Aircraft and Ion-Drives

Dave Unwin examines the power to fly...

New dawn for the Dash

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada purchased the Dash 8 in mid-2019....

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Flight Simulation

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Challenging Airports Annecy - France (LFLP)

Tucked away in the eastern corner of France, the city of Annecy is on the doorstep of the high Alps to the east, with the gorgeous namesake Lake Annecy to the southeast.

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X-Crafts’ ERJ Family

The workhorse of the US regional jet market

Turbo Arrow takes flight in Aerofly FS 2

NEWS Just Flight has announced that the Turbo Arrow...

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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.

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."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow