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US Air Force Lockheed Constellations: Over three decades of service 

In the April 2014 issue of Aviation News, Bob Archer told the story of Lockheed Constellations in US Air Force service.

Relatives of Great War hero visit his former base

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome has welcomed descendants of its first commander, Capt (later Wg Cdr) Claude Ridley MC DSO (1876-1942) to his former station

Ultimate British Airliner Collection Quiz!

Earlier this week Airliner World was invited to the British Airliner Collection at Duxford for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the collection! So what better topic to get the grey matter working this week than a deep dive into the fascinating history of some of these iconic aircraft on display.

Historic Aviation Quiz: Charles Lindbergh

With November 3, 2023 marking the 97th anniversary of famed American aviator Charles Lindbergh using a parachute for the fourth and final time to escape from a stricken aeroplane, we dedicate this week’s quiz to the pioneer known the world over as ‘The Lone Eagle’…

Hell on high ground - what happened to RB-29A 44-61999 'Over Exposed'?

Jamie Ewan trekked across Bleaklow Moor in Derbyshire’s High Peaks to visit the final resting place of a Boeing RB-29A Superfortress. But what happened on a fateful day in 1948?

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Military

Canada finalises deal to buy up to 16 P-8A Poseidons

Canada has confirmed that it will buy up to 16 P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)

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Claims indicate that Russia is using MiG-35s against Ukraine

Sergei Korotkov, Designer General at the United Aircraft Corporation – a subsidiary of Russia’s state-owned Rostec State Corporation – has claimed that the MiG-35 Fulcrum-F has been deployed to support Russia’s so-called ‘Special Military Operation’ against Ukraine

Germany to replace Tornado ECRs with EW-configured Eurofighters

Airbus Defence and Space announced on November 29 that the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag had recently approved the firm to convert 15 Luftwaffe (German Air Force)-operated Eurofighter EF-2000s to EK-standard, providing the selected multi-role fighters with additional electronic combat (EK) capabilities

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Wooden and iron mock-ups: Testing the Airbus A220 revealed

In the September 2012 issue of Airliner World, Craig West visited Montreal to report on the progress of Bombardier’s CSeries. Now called the Airbus A220, this feature explored how the manufacturer developed and tested the jet  

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AIR International October 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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GALLERY: Iconic and colourful airliners at Palma de Majorca in the 1990s

Renowned for its favourable weather, glorious beaches, stunning scenery and rich culture, the Balearic island of Majorca has long been a popular leisure hotspot, attracting tourists from across Europe and beyond. Javier Rodriguez presents some of the iconic and colourful airliners to visit Palma de Majorca during the 1990s

Air Belgium to halt all passenger services: what next?

Air Belgium has announced that it is to close its passenger business and concentrate on cargo services and leasing aircraft to other carriers for cargo and passenger flights on an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) basis.

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KLM's "game-changing" 777 transformation: behind the scenes

Gordon Smith joins a special flight to Cape Town to meet some of the key players behind the project to overhaul the Dutch flag carrier’s widebody workhorse

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Flight Simulation

France VFR - South-East VFR Airports released

This France VFR expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator adds a collection of 33 VFR airports and airfields in the southeast of France, with photorealistic buildings, detailed textures, ground markings and airport charts.

Famous Flyer 7: Mitsubishi MU-2 ready for take-off

The latest aircraft to join the Famous Flyer fleet for Microsoft Flight Simulator is the Mitsubishi MU-2.

The passing of Tony Radmilovich

It is with great sadness that the staff and contributors of PC Pilot magazine learnt of the recent passing of long-term contributor and good friend, Tony Radmilovich.

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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."

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