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Historic

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DATABASE: HISPANO BUCHÓN - INSIGHTS

A warbird legend compares the Spanish-built Bf 109 with the German original...

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STARS OF THE BIG SCREEN: Tora! Tora! Tora!

It is now half a century since this Pearl Harbor war epic hit the screens...

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HIDDEN HISTORY: Neptunes in Africa

HIDDEN HISTORY Neptunes in AfricaWhen the Portuguese Air Force...

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DATABASE: HISPANO BUCHÓN - TECHNICAL DETAILS

Key differences under the skin between the HA-1112-M1L and its forerunners...

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World War II’s rocket-powered fighter jet

A wonder in principle… a flop in practice: Key.Aero remembers the Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, a 700mph single-seater that was ahead of its time

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Military

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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

Romania suspends all MiG-21 LanceR flight operations

The Romanian Air Force has suspended all flight activities with its ageing Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Lancer B/C fleet to improve aviation safety and prevent further attrition events involving the Soviet-era fighter

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Commercial

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Virgin Australia – The Rise and Fall

As the COVID-19 pandemic tightens its grip on the commercial aviation industry, Virgin Australia became its next casualty after entering voluntary administration on April 21. Thomas Haynes examines the airline’s history and analyses what went wrong for Australia’s second largest carrier.

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Boeing Breaks Off Embraer Tie-up

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer has accused Boeing of making “false claims” to justify terminating a $4bn deal to acquire the firm’s commercial aircraft business. The US airframer said it exercised its rights after Embraer “did not satisfy the necessary conditions”.

Distance flown out of UK’s airports drops by 84 million miles a month because of COVID-19

Incredible data reveals the true scale of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial aviation.

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Airports of the World Issue 89 - May-June 2020

Welcome to Airports of the World Issue 89 - May-June 2020

Are Airports the Next Smart Cities?

Airports globally are recognized as being similar to smart cities, as they focus on delivering improvements to operations, sustainability, experience and business vitality.

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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

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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US 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."

CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Trenton, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow