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Historic

NEWS IN BRIEF

CATALINA SOLD The ex-‘Connie’ Edwards Consolidated PBY-6A,...

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Q&A

THIS MONTH’S ANSWERS A very British answer to the task of...

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Seafires on ‘Dragoon’

By comparison with D-Day, Operation ‘Dragoon’, August 1944’s...

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FLIGHT TESTING

The SR53 test effort exploited the type’s flight envelope fully...

MISS MONTANA MARKS ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY

The Missoula-based Museum of Mountain Flying Douglas C-47 N24320...

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Military

Algeria’s first C-130J being readied for delivery

Lockheed Martin is preparing to deliver the first Super Hercules for the Algerian Air Force, which has now been undergoing flight testing for several months from the manufacturer’s facility at Greenville- Donaldson Airport, South Carolina

Lockheed Martin awarded $10.8bn F-22 contract

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $10,8bn indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract on November 5 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre for Advanced Raptor Enhancement and Sustainment (ARES) for the F-22 Programme Office

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Incredible C-130J image among winners of 2021 RAF photo competition

After receiving nearly 1,500 submissions, judges of the 2021 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition have chosen their winners.

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Commercial

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Farewell to Virgin America…

JOE G WALKER Following last year’s merger between Alaska...

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Arashi Final Tour Livery

IVAN NISHIMURA Japan Airlines have applied special decals...

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Improvements in brief for Airbus A220 Family

AIRBUS HAS revealed performance improvements to its latest single-aisle...

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Aviation Training

The latest training aids available for the aviation professional...

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The BA Fleet

British Airways (BA) and it’s subsidiaries operate a fleet...

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! HINTS...

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Reality Check

From simulation to real world flying?An interview special In...

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Cockpit building

The Radio Management Panel - on the home straight… HARDWARE...

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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."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

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."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."