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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

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AirForces Monthly December 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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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

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

Southport Air Show

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Southport, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "The annual Air Show takes place on Southport beach and is a weekend packed with entertainment! If you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids, as well as the flying programme, there is plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, climbing walls, assault courses and plenty more!"

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."