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Army Flying Museum to put Apache AH1 on display

The Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop in Hampshire will soon have an Apache AH1 attack helicopter on permanent display, making it the only place in the UK where the public can see the variant.

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Peashooter back in Californian skies

Boeing P-26A ‘Peashooter’ 33-123 (NX3378G) made its first public flight in nearly five years on March 2 at Chino, California.

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Aviation News June 2024

June 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format charts the history of the little jet that could - Italy’s AMX International A-11 Ghibli

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RNZAF Orion back together at Wigram

At Wigram, near Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand’s Lockheed P-3K2 Orion, NZ4203, has been reassembled following its 283-mile move by road from RNZAF Base Woodbourne during September 2023.

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The Monday Military Quiz 193

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Abingdon air show postponed

The annual Abingdon Air & Country Show, which was scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at Abingdon Airfield in Oxfordshire, has been postponed due to exceptional circumstances beyond the control of the organisers.

First visit of a KC-135 to the Mach Loop

A US Air Force 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker undertook a low-level training sortie yesterday evening (May 9, 2024), which for the first time included the Mach Loop in Wales.

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Commercial

Aerobility adds Cornwall Airport Newquay to flying locations

Flying lessons for people with disabilities will be available from Cornwall Airport Newquay for a limited time in August 2024.

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Manchester Airport adds new airlines and routes

Manchester Airport is seeing the start and return of several new routes with the introduction of the summer 2024 airline schedule, with new destinations to Asia, Africa and Europe.

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First European women’s football team special scheme airliner

FC Barcelona and Vueling have revealed the design of the new ‘Barça Women aeroplane’, marking the first time a women's football team in Europe has had an airliner painted with their image.

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Aviation News June 2024

June 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format charts the history of the little jet that could - Italy’s AMX International A-11 Ghibli

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Flight Simulation

New York LaGuardia Airport released

Scenery developer MK Studios has released KLGA - New York LaGuardia Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Graphics card upgrade

Using a high-performance graphics card plays an important part in achieving high frame rates in Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this feature, we look at the performance benefits of upgrading from the NVIDIA RTX 3060 to the more recent RTX 4070S.

Local Legends 15: The Dornier Do 31 out now

The Microsoft Flight Simulator Team has announced Legends 15: The Dornier Do 31 is now available.

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Upcoming Events

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."