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Historic

Lancaster parts arrive at Sywell

Sywell Aviation Museum took delivery of some very special artefacts from Yelvertoft and Lilbourne History Group on November 22

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Air fighting in the Sopwith Camel - what was it like?

The early days of air combat were filled with peril for brave men entering the unknown. Andrew Thomas profiles two of the pilots who came to prominence flying the Sopwith Camel

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Why does the 'Suffolk Spitfire' boast a USAAF scheme?

When the United States Army Air Forces entered the war in Europe, Spitfires appeared adorned with stars and bars. Darren Harbar reveals why and details their operations with the 309th Fighter Squadron in North Africa

Westland Dragonfly wreck discovered

The 1958 crash site of a former Royal Navy Westland Dragonfly has been identified on the coast of Northern Ireland…

Sunken Spitfire recovery appeal launched

A group in North Yorkshire led by David Daniells believes that it has pinpointed the site of a wartime Spitfire crash on the Norfolk Broads. It is currently raising funds to conduct a professional survey in order to establish the extent of any remains…

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Military

OPINION: Should the rise of 'woke' wipe out US Confederate base names?

As the US Army moves to rename bases that honour Confederate leaders from the American Civil War, Alan Warnes asks whether the rise of 'woke' trends should force militaries around the globe to try to rewrite their histories?

XQ-58 Valkyrie arrives at Eglin AFB

In early November, the 40th Flight Test Squadron of the 96th Test Wing at Eglin AFB, Florida, received its newest aircraft - the first of two government-owned Kratos XQ-58A Valkyries, which is scheduled to perform its first test flight from Eglin at the end of February 2023

Luftwaffe receives second Airbus A350-900

The Luftwaffe announced on November 11 that its Airbus A350-900 XWB fleet has doubled following the arrival of the second aircraft, which was handed over to the German Armed Forces during a recent ceremony hosted by Lufthansa Technik

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Commercial

Icelandair reveals NEW US destination

The flag carrier has unveiled plans for a new addition to its routemap from the Midwestern United States. Find out which city now…

Atlas Air takes delivery of penultimate Boeing 747

The end of the Boeing 747 era has moved one step closer following the delivery of the second to last airframe.

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ATR turboprops to Uzbekistan

A new regional airline called Silk Avia is to acquire Franco-Italian-built turboprops. Read more here…

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Flight Simulation

T-6A Texan II takes flight in X-Plane

AOA Simulations has announced the T-6A Texan II X-Plane 11 is now available. The project has been in development since February 2020 and according to the developer, is their most detailed model to date.

iFly 737 MAX development update

The development team of iFly has released a YouTube video and preview images of the upcoming 737 MAX for Prepar3D v5, showcasing the 3D modelling and animations of the aircraft.

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport released

The latest German destination from Aerosoft is Airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.