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Historic

The incredible engineering of the DH.88 Comet

Just 14 years after de Havilland was founded, they made a wooden aircraft that flew from England to Melbourne in just over 70 hours. As this video shows, the design was a thing of beauty.

The de Havilland Tiger Moth

De Havilland started the 1930s with a reliable training aircraft that would have military use right until the end of the ’50s.

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The story of Bill Lawford

Hayden K Lawford relates the experiences of his father, Royal Flying Corps pilot, Lt E H ‘Bill’ Lawford AF

How the de Havilland story began

As we begin our week-long celebration of de Havilland’s 100th anniversary, we look back at where it all began…

The Humming Bird: de Havilland's first light aeroplane

Devised for the early days of air racing, the RAF even investigated the possibility of launching Humming Birds from beneath airships…

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Military

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Aircraft Report: Adversarial F-5 Tigers

The Northrop Grumman F-5 Tiger II has supported naval aviation training since 1975. Tom Kaminski explains how the platform has remained a core asset for training US combat pilots

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Keeping the Iranian Air Force F-5E/F Tiger II fleet in service

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the project keeping the Iranian Air Force F-5E/F Tiger II fleet in service

USMC F/A-18C unit VMFA-312 deploy to Poland

After participating in major multinational NATO training exercise, Cold Response 22, Boeing F/A-18C Hornets from USMC VMFA-312 ‘Checkerboards’ have deployed to Lask Air Base in Poland

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Commercial

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Coronavirus: Manufacturers Grind to a Halt

No corner of the aviation industry has escaped the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world continues to deal with the crisis, aircraft manufacturers are deploying several measures to cope with the resulting industry downturn, reports Thomas Haynes.

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Air Hollywood: Flights of Fantasy

The logistics and costs of filming at airports and on board real aircraft mean that most movies, TV shows, music videos and adverts use sets and props for aviation-themed scenes...

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Baby Boeings in Britain

Boeing scored a big success with its 737-200 twinjet, which gained popularity across the globe. Matt Falcus looks at the UK operators of this early 737.

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Short haul, long aircraft: Iberia A340-600 to London

Spencer Bennett samples a short-haul Iberia
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Coronavirus: Airlines Scramble for Survival

The Key Publishing commercial aviation team has put together a list of what some of the biggest names have done so far to deal with this rapidly evolving situation. *all information correct of March 16

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Flight Simulation

Dublin Out Now

MK Studios has announced Dublin Airport is now available for Prepar3D version 4.5.

Nimitz Aircraft Carrier Now Available

The Simworks Studios’ Nimitz Class Vol. 1 aircraft carrier pack for Prepar3D version 4 is now for sale on the Just Flight website.

Active Sky Upgraded

HiFi Technologies has released several updates to the Active Sky weather expansion for X-Plane, Prepar3D and FSX.

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Upcoming Events

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".