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Historic

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The Five Greatest RAF Squadrons

Some are famous for their heroic exploits in World War 2, others have histories dating back well into the 19th Century – and some are still operating today…

The first flight of the de Havilland Comet

On July 27, 1949, the world’s first pressurised commercial jet airliner made its first flight. Four years later, this revolutionary aircraft would be flying the Queen

Profile: The F-86 Sabre

Nearly 200mph faster than the previous P-51, the F-86 Sabre changed the game for the US Air Force

How well do you know your historic aviation?

Test your knowledge on aviation from the past 100 years.

The genius who built his first aircraft at the age of 20

On July 21 1919, Anthony Fokker registered the Dutch Aircraft Factory. He and his company would have a huge influence on 20th-century aviation

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Military

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Boeing upbeat on USAF AWACS replacement

Boeing says it sees an opportunity to sell its E-7 Airborne Early Warning and Control platform to the US Air Force, following a Request for Information to industry on February 8 this year and also the potential for reinvigorated international sales

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AIR International March 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Portugal's military cooperation with Angola

The Military Cooperation between Portugal and Angola started in 1998, in Aeronautical Military School of National Air Force (EMAFAN) near the city of Lobito, Angola, with the objective to help the instruction of the military formation and to provide support on the organisation and efficiency of the military training institutes

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Commercial

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Tudor Leeds to a World of Air Freight

Air cargo accounts for 35% of global trade and transit time is critical for many items

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Drama in the desert?

While Dubai Airshow 2019 lacked the blockbuster breakthroughs of previous years, it also sprang a few surprises.

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Europe's regionals still fighting injustices

Bernie Baldwin reports on highlights of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly

Can you crack our latest airport codes?

Test your knowledge of airport codes

Aviation safety – theory and practice

Simon Bennett provides an overview of aviation safety...

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Flight Simulation

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Agusta Bell 412 Flight Adventure

The Flight Adventure this issue continues to examine classic aircraft as well as fly routes and missions that reflect how they are typically used around the world.

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PC Upgrades

A hints and tips guide

London City Airport for X-Plane 11

The latest UK destination to be released by Orbx is EGLC London...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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 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."