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Historic

French Cub completes lengthy restoration story

Now flying on the French civil register as F-PSVZ, Piper L-4 Cub (in reality a Wag-Aero Sport Trainer Cub replica) is being operated from the country’s Caen-Carpiquet airport

RAF Museum volunteer awarded MBE for 50 years’ service

Roy Martin has been honoured in HM The King’s Birthday Honours List and presented with his MBE by HRH The Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle

Spanish Stieglitz emerges in German colours

The FIO’s biplane is now flying in Luftwaffe livery

Rare WACO to be auctioned in UK

Car & Classic is set to auction a rare, restored piece of American aviation history, a 1932-built WACO OEC biplane

Is ‘The Shepherd' the greatest story in aviation?

Stream date announced for aviation yarn ‘The Shepherd’ – have you seen the trailer yet?

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Military

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South Africa eyes C-390 to replace ageing C-130BZ fleet?

At the request of the South African Air Force (SAAF), Embraer Defense & Security will deploy a multi-mission C-390 Millennium to AFB Waterkloof in Pretoria on November 24, where the medium-lift strategic airlifter will demonstrate its capabilities to the air arm, which has long been searching for a successor to its ageing C-130BZ Hercules fleet

USAF receives seventh E-11 BACN from Bombardier

Bombardier Defense has announced that it has delivered another E-11 Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) to the USAF, growing the number of the airborne communications relay and gateway system aircraft in US military service to seven airframes

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Indian Navy bids fond farewell to final Il-38SD Sea Dragons

INAS 315 ‘Winged Stallions’ – which has the unique distinction of operating the same aircraft type throughout its entire 46-year history – finally stood down the Indian Navy’s last Ilyushin Il-38SD Sea Dragon maritime patrol aircraft on October 31. Angad Singh reports from INS Hansa in Goa

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Commercial

NATS issues cause widespread flight disruption

The air traffic provider for the whole of the UK, NATS, suffered a mass outage on Monday, August 28, causing mass cancellations at airports globally.

Quiz: How well do you know your airline ATC callsigns?

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz will test your knowledge of airline identifiers. Both IATA code and ATC callsigns are included so make sure to let us know what score you get!

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SriLankan Airlines' CEO on difficult recovery and future plans

SriLankan Airlines thought it was recovering after the pandemic. Then the country’s economy imploded and jet fuel ran out. Alan Dron spoke with the airline’s CEO to assess the operator’s future

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Qantas reveals A380 retirement plan amid new widebody airliner order

Australian flag carrier Qantas has today announced the final piece of its jet fleet renewal programme with the firm order for 24 widebody aircraft.

North Korea’s Air Koryo flies first international flight since COVID

The flag carrier of North Korea, Air Koryo, has conducted its first international flight since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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Flight Simulation

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Aerofly FS 4 interview

The Aerofly FS series has been popular among flight simmers since its release in 2011. So, when we heard that Aerofly FS 4 had received further improvements, we invited Torsten Hans, the head of IPACS, to talk to us about these new features and the Aerofly FS series in general.

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Flight Simulator Training – Part 4

Professional pilot training involves practising various system failures. In this lesson, we learn how to write lesson plans to improve our virtual flying skills.

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Local Legends 11: Aero Vodochody Ae-45 and Ae-145 review

Designed in the late 1940s, the Czech-built twin-engine Aero 45 is one of the most distinctive airframes in aviation history and despite its humble beginnings, it became an immediate success throughout Europe and beyond. We check out Aeroplane Heaven's rendition of this rugged workhorse for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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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."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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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."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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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."

Duxford Flying Evening

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The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Duxford Flying Finale

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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".