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Historic

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Airline History: Laker Skytrain

Forty years ago, Sir Freddie Laker’s dream of low-cost, no-frills trans-Atlantic air travel came to a premature end. Working at the heart of the industry, our author had a ringside seat

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Aeroplane meets David Bremner

One of the most delightful tales in historic aviation — the engineer, homebuilder and pilot who’s honoured his grandfather by recreating and flying his Bristol Scout

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Aviation News March 2022

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Progress on Short Scion in MAPS new hangar News Premium

Royal visit to the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society

Medway Aircraft Preservation Society welcomed their patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, to their new hangar facility…

Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 during 2015 News Premium

Hopes to build Vulcan XH558 hangar are dashed

Plans to create a hangar and visitor centre with Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 as its showpiece have been scrapped after not enough money was raised.…

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Military

India’s DRDO flies Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out the maiden flight of its Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator on July 1. The sortie took place from the Aeronautical Test Range at Chitradurga, Karnataka

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US Navy EA-18G Growlers providing electronic support on NATO’s Eastern flank

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the US Navy’s Electronic Attack Squadron 134 (VAQ-134) ‘Garudas’ – its current role of providing electronic support on NATO’s Eastern flank in the face of Russian aggression as well as its notable achievements since being formed in 1969

USAF E-4B to make appearance at RIAT

Organisers of the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) have revealed a ‘big’ addition to the aircraft line-up for this year's show in the shape of a US Air Force E-4B Nightwatch.

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Commercial

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AIR International May 2022

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Two UK airports win new links to ‘secret’ Iceland airport

Flights from the United Kingdom to Iceland aren’t all that unusual – in fact there are at least eight direct scheduled city pairings from the UK to the Nordic nation. These range from low-cost options with the likes of easyJet, Wizz and PLAY; leisure-focused links with Jet2 and TUI and flag carrier connections with British Airways and Icelandair.

Virgin Atlantic apprenticeships are back!

For the first time in three years, Virgin Atlantic has started a new search for the next generation of engineering and maintenance talent. The UK airline is offering ten spaces within its prestigious apprenticeship programme and a further four roles within its graduate scheme.

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Flight Simulation

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Orbx's Frankfurt City Pack

Fascinating Frankfurt

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Olbia Costa Smeralda Released

The latest X-Plane destination from Orbx is LIEO Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport in Sardinia.

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UK Discovery Tour, Part 3

In the third and penultimate leg of our United Kingdom discovery tour, we depart from City Airport in Manchester and fly over several incredibly picturesque mountainous areas before finishing up in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands.

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Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

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.