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Historic

Stunning Bf 109 E flies in Germany

British warbird pilot Charlie Brown undertakes testing of ‘Red 12’ at Bonn-Hangelar

Another Beech ‘Staggerwing’ flies in the Netherlands

Latest restoration completed by Transal Aero Services at Midden Zeeland

Historic 'Connie' VIP transport airborne at Chino

Lewis Air Legends’ Lockheed C-121A flies again after seven-year restoration

Historic Aviation Quiz: US type nicknames

Across the annals of flight aircraft have been bestowed unofficial nicknames – some pleasant, others not so much! – by those that flew or maintained them, worked on them. But do you know the often-forgotten nicknames of these historic US types?

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The Hercules in RAF service: the first 25 years

The Royal Air Force has now ended its 56-year association with the Lockheed C-130 Hercules. Mick Britton details the first quarter century of the type’s illustrious RAF career in the first of two parts

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Military

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How a botched intercept downed an ANG F-16

An executive summary of the US Air Force Accident Investigation report into the loss of an Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16CM on March 23, 2022.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 164

Welcome to the 164th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Typhoon jets use road as a runway in RAF first

Two of the RAF’s frontline jets tested and proved the capability in Finland as part of Exercise Baana. The Finnish Air Force’s annual training exercise took place on a public road in Tervo, which is usually used for normal traffic but specially designed as an emergency landing.

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Commercial

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Could this aircraft replace the 737? Boeing Transonic Truss-Braced Wing explained

Boeing and NASA have emerged with an eye-catching new concept for a future commercial airliner, reports Mark Broadbent

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How a Boeing 737 collided with TREE during take-off

Colombian investigators have concluded a report into a take-off incident involving an Aerosucre Boeing 737 which narrowly avoided crashing after it struck a tree while departing Puerto Carreño Airport last year.

Double Domestic Delight for Loganair

The Scottish regional carrier has announced new routes into Heathrow.

United announce huge South Pacific expansion

The carrier said it is the “largest South Pacific expansion in aviation history”

Which famous faces can you spot in the new BA safety video?

The flagship carrier has released its new safety video, featuring a raft of famous Britons.

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Flight Simulation

A2A Comanche ready for take-off

Following three years of development, A2A Simulations has released the long-awaited Accu-Sim Comanche 250 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Rand Robinson for X-Plane released

Developed by NHAdrian, the Rand Robinson KR-2S experimental home-built aircraft is based on an actual plane built by Marcel Driessen in 2016, registered as PH-KRS.

Black Square announces Piston and Turbine Duke in development 

Black Square Simulations has announced it is developing the Piston and Turbine Duke for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

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 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."

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."

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."