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Historic

Mosquito veteran undertakes charity challenge

Former Mosquito pilot Colin Bell, now 102, is planning an abseil and sponsored walk to raise money for three charities close to his heart

Recognition for Essex’s only long-term heavy bomber base

A new interpretation board has been erected to recognise the former RAF airfield at Ridgewell, Essex’s only long-term heavy bomber base during World War Two

Historic Aviation Quiz: 1910s Experimental

Dubbed the “pioneering era of aviation” the 1910s saw many following in the footsteps of the Wright Brothers as they expanded the emerging technology. Accelerated by the emergence of air racing and war, countless experimental types took to the skies – many of which disappeared as quick as they appeared. But can you identify these experimental types from that pioneering era of flight?

March museum receives KC-10

Extender tanker/transport becomes latest exhibit at California museum

USAF museum gets combat veteran Pave Hawk

Combat rescue helicopter arrives at Wright-Patterson AFB for permanent display

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Military

F-16Cs return to USAF’s ‘Blacksnakes’ after 13-year absence

The Indiana ANG’s 122nd Fighter Wing celebrated the arrival of the first F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcons for the 163rd Fighter Squadron ‘Blacksnakes’ on October 23

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ADEX 2023: KAI expects next LAH production contract by end of year

KAI is awaiting a second production contract for Light Attack Helicopters (LAH) from Seoul, and this follow-on order is now expected to be placed before the end of 2023

UK's first Protector RG1 now ready for testing at RAF Waddington

The first of 16 MQ-9B Protector RG1 unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) for the RAF has now been assembled at RAF Waddington, following its arrival at the Lincolnshire base in September

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Commercial

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Inside Mack Air: Botswana's sky-high bush safari

Andreas Spaeth travels to the African wilderness to find out how Mack Air operates, with extraordinary attention to detail, in and around the vast Okavango Delta

British Airways A380 forced to return to Heathrow

A Miami-bound British Airways Airbus A380 made a U-turn over the Atlantic yesterday (June 22) and returned to London/Heathrow, resulting in a six-hour flight to nowhere for the passengers on board.

Iraqi Airways accepts maiden Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Iraqi Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The widebody is the first of ten on order and is set to help the flag-carrier grow its long-haul network.

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Paris Air Show 2023 civil aircraft gallery

A selection of some of the civil aircraft attending this year’s Paris Air Show.

Double deal for Avolon

International lessor bags a brace at Le Bourget

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Flight Simulation

Corpus Christi International for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Scenery developer, Fly 2 has released Texas Corpus Christi International Airport on OrbxDirect.

FlightSimExpo 2024 dates and location announced

The organisers of FlightSimExpo have announced the 2024 event will take place on June 21-23, 2024 at Tropicana in Las Vegas.

Milford Sound for MSFS now available

NZA Simulations has released Milford Sound for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

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."

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."