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Q&A September 2020

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question...?

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Battle of Britain at 80: The Many Behind the Few

Britain’s aircraft factories, another ‘front line’ of the battle, braved the threat
of enemy attack...

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Overflying China: How converted A-12s launched supersonic drones

BRIEFING FILE: Under the skin of aviation technology and tactics...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Destroying the Destroyers

The only Messerschmitt Bf 110 unit flying with Luftflotte 5 in Norway...

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Aeroplane September 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Airbus confident of Asia-Pacific airlifter sales

Airbus Defence and Space CEO Michael Schoellhorn has predicted further sales across the company’s airlift portfolio in the foreseeable future

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EXCLUSIVE: RAF's new AOC No 1 Group talks Combat Air and ISTAR forces

Air Vice Marshal Ian Duguid moved sideways from his role as the head of the RAF’s 11 Group, tasked with multi-domain integration, to the 1 Group, running the combat air force fleet and surveillance aircraft. We recently caught up him with him to find out more

UK and France move forward with FC/ASW programme

France and the UK have confirmed the launch of preparation work for MBDA’s Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) programme, after a government agreement and other associated contracts were signed on February 18

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Commercial

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A New Gateway to Four Continents

Cabo Verde Airlines is making waves in the mid-Atlantic...

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Desert Rows

Kingman has made a major contribution to civil and military aviation for more than 90 years...

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From Start to Finnish

A pilot's insight into a training partnership between two carriers

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Project Sunrise: From Research to Reality?

Louise Jones examines the history and logistics of linking London to Sydney and beyond...

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Not Your Average Avro Bomber...

When Hawker Siddeley’s Hatfield designers finalised their plans...

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Flight Simulation

KATL Atlanta 2019 released

Imaginesim has released the 2019 version of KATL Atlanta for Prepar3D version 4.

DCS: World War II Asset pack update

​​Eagle Dynamics has added two new vehicles to its DCS: WWII Asset Pack.

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REVIEW: Mad Flight Studio’s Spectr-Aero SP-30

It has been a good year for us fans of bush and utility aircraft with many releases for both Prepar3D and X-Plane. Earlier in the year, new X-Plane developer Mad Flight Studio released its unique Spectr-Aero SP-30.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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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."