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THE AEROPLANE: News from November 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered the momentous events of 1940...

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DATABASE: HISPANO BUCHÓN - IN SERVICE

From front-line fighter to famed film flyer...

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STARS OF THE BIG SCREEN: Battle of Britain pilot

For a dozen RAF flying instructors, it was the opportunity of a lifetime...

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AIRLINER HISTORY: Brabazon Committee Part One

Subject to hesitation, repetition and deviation from the outset, even the most generous soul would shy from claiming that the Brabazon Committee — experts tasked to recommend the best way forward for the development of British commercial aircraft after World War Two — had proven a success. On the 75th anniversary of its final report, we examine the reasons why

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Aeroplane November 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Military

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In photos: Ex Frisian Flag 2022

With many NATO fighter assets taking part at this years Frisian Flag, Key.Aero reports from the exercise

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UK to test drones for perimeter security roles

The UK Ministry of Defence is looking to procure small multi-rotor uncrewed aerial systems for use in security purposes across its Logistic Support Operating Centre sites

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The Expeditionary Sea Bases of the US Navy

Combat Aircraft Journal takes a look at how the US Navy is reconfiguring the design for civilian oil tankers into a mobile, multi-mission base at sea

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Commercial

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.

Willie Walsh: UK Quarantine Raises Relaunch Doubts

The chief executive of British Airways’ parent group IAG has said the company will need to review its plans to relaunch flights after the British prime minister Boris Johnson revealed proposals to implement a 14-day quarantine period for passengers arriving into the UK by air.

Coronavirus: Willie Walsh Warns of Further Cuts

The owner of British Airways has warned that further group wide restructuring will be “essential” for its survival and that it could take up to three years for passenger demand to return to normal.

Coronavirus: IATA Warns Against Leaving Middle Seats Empty

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said it does not recommend that airlines leave the middle seats empty on flights, as they argue that such a measure offers few safety benefits and doing so, would stunt operators’ ability to turn a profit.

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Flight Simulation

New Italian Destination for X-Plane

JustAsia has announced its first European airport is now available for X-Plane 11.

SSG 747-8 V2.0 Anniversary Edition Takes Flight

Supercritical Simulations Group (SSG) has released the long-awaited follow-on to the 747-8 Series for X-Plane 11.

Carenado B120 Upgraded

Chilean developer, Carenado has released version 1.3 of the B120 for FSX and Prepar3D.

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The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

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Helicopter trade show.

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US Air Force airshow

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."