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Historic

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Twin Otter Part 2 – The Viking Years

Malcolm Ginsberg concludes the story of the Twin Otter...

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TRISTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY: RAF TriStars

In 2014 the RAF retired its fleet of Lockheed TriStar tanker-transports...

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Pilot Report: North American NA-64 Yale

The NA-64 Yale is a close relative of the more famous Harvard...

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B-58 Hustler: Convair’s Dazzling Delta

The record-breaking B-58 Hustler bomber certainly looked the part...

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TRISTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY: LTU’s TriStars

German charter operator LTU expanded rapidly in the 1970s...

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Military

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ANALYSIS: What is the current status of the Ukrainian Air Force?

As the war between Russia and Ukraine presses on through a second month, Vladimir Trendafilovski examines the status of a Ukrainian Air Force that has defied the odds to defend its skies and dealt hard-hitting blows to its invaders

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Royal Norwegian Air Force and the F-16: the complete story

The Royal Norwegian Air Force has bade farewell to the Lockheed Martin F-16 after more than 40 years of pivotal service defending the Scandinavian country and serving NATO’s air-policing system. Paulo Mata reports

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Reinforcing Europe: How the USAF has helped bolster NATO's eastern flank

Babak Taghvaee details how USAF fighters, tankers and intelligence-gathering aircraft have been used to bolster NATO’s eastern flank in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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Commercial

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Airliner World June 2020

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Embraer Blames Failed Boeing Deal for Delivery Downturn

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer delivered five commercial aircraft in the first quarter of this year, a drop of more than half compared to the same period in 2019. The firm said its figures were “negatively impacted” following preparations for a collapsed joint-venture deal with Boeing.

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Qatar Airways is Giving Away 100,000 'Free' Tickets from Today

Qatar Airways is set to hand out 100,000 free round-trip tickets to healthcare professionals as a way of saying thank you for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ryanair: Queuing for the Toilet to be Banned

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has revealed that as part of its plans to reintroduce 40% of its normal flight schedules from July, passengers will no longer be allowed to queue for the toilet. Instead they will have to request permission from a crew member.

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Flight Simulation

PC Pilot Issue 125 Downloads

Specially selected freeware and videos of flight sims reviewed in the January/February 2020 issue.

X-Plane Mobile with Global Scenery Now Available

The latest update to X-Plane Mobile is now available on Android and iOS.

Düsseldorf for X-Plane

JustSim has released Düsseldorf Airport EDDL V2 for X-Plane 11

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

CANCELLED - Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

CANCELLED - The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."