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Historic

The ground-attack Mosquito that used cigarette technology

Used for daring, low-flying raids, the Mosquito FB MkVI packed huge firepower – partly thanks to some ingenious thinking from an unlikely source.

The Mosquito’s 272kg bomb

Known as the ‘Highball’, only 200 were ever made. Watch footage of one that was raised up from the bottom of a Scottish loch – 74 years after being dropped by a Mosquito from 618 Squadron.

Made of wood, held together with four bolts: de Havilland’s WW2 game-changer

From being turned down by the Ministry of Defence to becoming de Havilland’s greatest wartime aircraft, the story behind the Mosquito – and the incredible engineering behind it – showed aviation ingenuity at its very best.

Inside the de Havilland Mosquito B35 bomber

Watch our video of the Mosquito’s interior – these are the conditions that pilots and navigators faced…

Royal New Zealand Air Force and the Mosquito

Two months’ of meticulous planning, calculated to deliver the decisive blow, was unleashed by the Allies at 13:00 hours on February 22, 1945. A massive daylight offensive was targeting enemy transport and communication systems.

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Military

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100 Squadron: RAF's Hawk T1 aggressor unit disbands

After 105 years of service and spending the last two decades as an aggressor unit of the RAF, No 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, laid down its sword as an operational unit on March 24

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Combat Aircraft Journal May 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

In-cockpit 360° video: Low-level in IAC PC-9M

Key.Aero gained privileged access to the Irish Air Corps and flew with its Flight Training School in the Pilatus PC-9M. Here, we present a spectacular sortie involving aerobatics and low-level flying and speak to the squadron's members to explore the crucial role that the FTS plays

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Commercial

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Airports of the World Issue 88 - March-April 2020

Welcome to Airports of the World Issue 88 - March-April 2020

AIR International April 2020

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Coronavirus: Eight Unusual Flights You Might Have Missed

Thomas Haynes explores some of the more unique flights that have occurred during the pandemic.

EasyJet Grounds Entire Fleet

British low-cost airline, easyJet has grounded its entire fleet following unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

No Blanket Bailout for British Airlines

The UK chancellor has told airlines and airports not to expect an industry-wide bailout but instead that rescue deals would be formed on an individual basis. Rishi Sunak wrote to airlines yesterday (March 24) detailing that extra measures for the industry would only be used “as a last resort”.

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Flight Simulation

Beech Sundowner Ready for Take-Off

Leading Edge Simulations and X-Aviation have released the Beechcraft Sundowner C23 v2 for X-Plane 11.

St. Tropez for X-Plane Released

Aerosoft has announced St. Tropez for X-Plane 11 is out now.

New Stationair Takes Flight in X-Plane

Carenado has announced the CT206H Stationair for X-Plane 11 is out.

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

Hill AFB Warriors over the Wasatch Air Show

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Hill AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Airshow