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Historic

Gate guard Mentor comes ‘home’

A former gate guardian has been returned to ‘terra firma’ for a special event

Military medal awarded to Polish Heritage Flight project members

Silver Medal of the Polish Army presented at London embassy

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How Lancasters unknowingly led the way on D-Day 

As the bombs rained down from Lancaster ‘J-Jig’ just before midnight on June 5, 1944, Patrick Otter recounted in the June 2014 issue of FlyPast how the crew had no idea they were unleashing the opening salvo of D-Day.

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The ‘other’ Lancaster Dams raids you might not have heard of 

In a 2022 special publication on the Lancaster, Andy Thomas explains that as well as the famous 617 Squadron raid, other German dams were in Bomber Command’s sights

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How the Lancaster became the first British aircraft to fly around the world 

A Lancaster called ‘Aries’ was the first British aircraft to fly around the world and later became a pioneer of polar flying. In a 2022 special publication on the Lancaster, Graham Pitchfork described its remarkable achievements

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Military

OPINION: Should the West donate more military aircraft to Ukraine?

As the Ukraine-Russia War continues into what will be a brutal winter, Alan Warnes asks whether or not the West should donate more military aircraft to Ukraine?

US Army names Bell’s V-280 Valor as Black Hawk successor

The US Army revealed on December 5 that it has awarded the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft contract to Bell Textron and its V-280 Valor tiltrotor – a platform that will eventually replace the service’s Black Hawk helicopters and shape the future of US Army Aviation operations

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Why is Brazil retiring its Mi-35M gunships after just 10 years of ops?

The decision by Brazil to ditch its Hind gunships by the end of 2022 came as a surprise. AirForces Monthly examines the factors behind the grounding of the fleet

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Commercial

PICTURED: Final Boeing 747 leaves factory

The last ever Boeing 747 has left the company’s Everett factory.

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Why is a Lufthansa Airbus A350 stranded in Angola?

A Lufthansa Airbus A350 is stranded on the ground at Luanda/Quatro de Fevereiro in Angola after it was forced to divert while enroute to Munich.

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IN PICTURES: Why Antalya is a planespotters paradise

Ton Jochems returns to Antalya on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast to capture some of the rare and diverse operators on display at the booming tourist gateway.

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Flight Simulation

Fokker F28 development update

Just Flight has released a new development update for the Fokker F28 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, showcasing the internal and external lighting model.

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PC Pilot Issue 143

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

New Italian destination of MSFS

Orbx has announced LICA Lamezia Terme International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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