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Historic

Victor cutaway - get under the skin of this V-Bomber

A cutaway drawing of the Handley Page Victor K2 tanker

Historic Aviation Quiz: Great War Aircraft Recognition

How good is your aircraft recognition? Can you recognise these Great War types?

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Life as a Victor Air Electronics Officer

Squadron Leader Mike Beer MBE tells FlyPast what life was like as an Air Electronics Officer on the Handley Page Victor.

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Falklands ‘Black Buck 1’ Victor pilot recounts operation

There will never be another bombing raid like ‘Black Buck 1’, when some of the remaining ‘V-Force’ — Vulcan XM607, supported by a horde of Victor tankers — took the Falklands fight to the Argentineans. The lead Victor pilot, Bob Tuxford AFC, recounts the gripping tale

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Handley Page Victor: A complete history

The Victor ably served the RAF for 35 years. Doug Gordon examines the design, development and service of the futuristic-looking V-bomber.

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Military

RAF’s 6 Sqn opts for more traditional squadron badge for Typhoons

Eurofighter Typhoons of 6 Squadron ‘The Flying Can Openers’, based at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, have started wearing a different style unit badge.

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AirForces Monthly March 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

F135 Engine Core Upgrade: Powering the Future

After Pratt & Whitney’s F135 Engine Core Upgrade solution was chosen by the USAF to enhance the F-35’s powerplant ahead of the highly anticipated Block 4 configuration, Khalem Chapman spoke with the firm about the progress being made and the benefits it will bring to not only the Lightning II family, but also future sixth-generation fighters

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Commercial

Developing the Boeing 767 – From drawing board to service

In a recent Key Publishing special magazine on the Boeing 767, David Willis reviewed the conception and development of this successful airliner.

Ultimate Scottish Airports Quiz!

This week, we take you to Scotland to explore the numerous airports dotted around this beautiful country. From beach runways to hosting Elvis Presley’s only visit to the UK, there are plenty of fun facts to discover. Good luck!

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An-225 Mriya: Antonov’s Lonely Giant

The Antonov An-225 Mriya was one of the early casualties of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, though the manufacturer has stated it will be rebuild the world's largest aircraft. Key Aero looks back at the achievements of this record-breaking heavylifter from the May 2021 issue of Aviation News

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Concorde: The chief engineer’s perspective

In the October 2023 issue of Airliner World, Dominic Ward talked to John Britton, the chief engineer on Concorde up until its retirement, about his work on the icon

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AIR International January 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

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Flight Simulation

PC Pilot - Issue 150 Downloads

Online content for the March/April 2024 issue of PC Pilot.

Sofia Airport 2.0 out now

Scenery developer Fly 2 High has released an updated version of LBSF Sofia Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Leeds Bradford for MSFS released

The iniBuilds team has released Leeds Bradford Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

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."

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...".

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."

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."