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Historic

WIN A Spitfire Flight worth £2975!

Flypast, Aeroplane Monthly and Britain at War magazines have teamed up with Spitfires.com to give one lucky reader the chance to win a flight in a Spitfire.

Demoiselle replica goes on show in Finland

A full-scale replica Demoiselle No 20 recently went on display at the Tuulonen shopping centre, between the cities of Tampere and Lahti, next to the historic Douglas DC-2

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Insights into the running of Old Warden airshows

Following his recent retirement, Bob Barton reflects on the challenges and triumphs of arranging airshows at Old Warden, home of the Shuttleworth Collection

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Last of the World War Two VCs

At the time of writing former RAF Coastal Command pilot John Cruickshank is approaching his 104th birthday. FlyPast presents a tribute to the last living recipient to have been awarded the VC during World War Two

Historic Aviation Quiz

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Military

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RAF F-35 role demonstration explained

With the RAF performing an F-35B Lightning II ‘role demonstration’ at a number of UK airshows, AFM spoke to Gp Capt John ‘Butch’ Butcher, Commander of the UK’s Lightning Force about what airshow-goers can expect

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Final Czech Hinds head to Ukraine

The Czech Air Force (CzAF) quietly bid a fond farewell to its remaining Mi-24/35 Hind attack helicopters on March 21, when the last two Mi-35 Hind-Es that were destined for delivery to the Ukrainian Armed Forces departed Náměšt nad Oslavou Air Base for Ukraine.

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CH-53K ferries F-35C from Maryland to New Jersey

A USMC CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopter recently transferred an inoperable F-35C Lightning II airframe from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

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Commercial

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Sir Richard Branson’s reflections on 40 years of Virgin Atlantic

Exclusively for Airliner World, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic, describes in his own words why the carrier has not just survived but thrived over the last four decades

JetBlue and BA seek codeshare

JetBlue Airways is planning to implement a codeshare arrangement with British Airways to link networks and sell flights within the US and between London and Europe.

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Delta Air Lines A350 delivered in Team USA scheme

Celebrations took place in Toulouse, France, when Delta Air Lines unveiled its Team USA-themed Airbus A350.

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Unjammable quantum navigation tech test success

In a first-of-its-kind achievement, the UK has successfully completed commercial flight trials of advanced quantum-based navigation systems that cannot be jammed or spoofed by hostile actors.

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Boeing delivers 1,500th 737 MAX

Boeing recently delivered its 1,500th 737 MAX, to Irish low-cost carrier, Ryanair.

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Flight Simulation

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PC Pilot Issue 152

Issue 152 July-August of PC Pilot in page-turning format features a review of SC Designs’ 1960s fighter F-5E Tiger II for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Halifax Stanfield Airport for MSFS upgraded

FSimStudios has released version 2 of CYHZ Halifax Stanfield International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Tomahawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Just Flight has announced the PA-38 Tomahawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

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

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."

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

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."