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Historic

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Battle of Britain at 80: 'Effective 'Emil'

The Bf 109E was the Luftwaffe’s principal fighter during the Battle of Britain...

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Günther Lützow - Lost without trace

Chris Goss profiles the Luftwaffe pilot Günther Lützow...

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RAF Flying Training: Academic Wings

Gp Capt (ret) Tom Eeles offers
a retrospective of RAF fixed-wing pilot instruction during the Cold War...

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Restoration Scene: A Night To Remember

A famous Douglas C-47 Skytrain at Coventry is being restored...

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FlyPast Classics: Feisty Foxbat

Nikolay Yakubovich describes the Soviet Union’s blisteringly powerful MiG-25...

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Military

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ANALYSIS: Tensions between Russia and Ukraine rest on a 'knife-edge'

Vladimir Trendafilovski provides an insight on what could happen if the Russian military do invade Ukraine

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UK carriers could get jet-powered drones under Project Vampire

The UK Ministry of Defence is looking to begin the procurement of a series of jet-powered drones this year that will operate from Royal Navy platforms, potentially including the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers

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Belgium welcomes the A400M as C-130 bows out of service

The arrival of the A400M marks a transition to a new tactical and strategic military transport capability for the Belgian Armed Forces. We visited Melsbroek for an update on the activities of the 15th Air Transport Wing

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Commercial

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The Wings of Morocco

Now part-way through a comprehensive fleet renewal programme, holder of a prestigious four-star rating from Skytrax and soon to become Africa’s first full member of oneworld, Royal Air Maroc is very much on the up.

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Bold Ambition

Virgin Atlantic has revealed some exciting initiatives. While British Airways has been busy wrapping itself in the Union flag for its 100th anniversary, the Gatwick-based carrier has unveiled a daring vision of expansion which will see the old rivals go head to head.

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The World's LARGEST Flying Restaurant

Serving up hundreds of thousands of meals each day is a daunting task, never mind at 40,000ft and across six continents. Gordon Smith speaks with Darren Bott, Emirates’ vice president catering (global food and beverage) to learn more about the logistics involved.

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Rovos Air Convair Metropolitan Crash

The South African Civil Aviation Authority’s findings following crash in Pretoria.

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Czech Success

As Czech Airlines Technics continues to expand its product and service portfolio, Airliner World speaks with Pavel Haleš, the company’s chairman and CEO to learn about its future ambitions.

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Flight Simulation

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Carenado FA50 EX

Chilean developer, Carenado has announced the FA50 EX is now...

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The Orbx roadmap: 2019 and beyond…

John Venema, the CEO of Orbx, answers a few questions regarding the Orbx Road Map for 2019 and the future as he sees it for flight simulation in general, and Orbx’s part in that future.

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X-Plane 11.30

Since the launch of X-Plane 11, the platform has been improving at a steady pace. The latest 11.30 version is arguably the largest point release to date, adding new particle effects, a revised ATC voice system, an enhanced flight model and updated systems to name a few.

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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."