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Historic

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Glory Days: Winged Springboks

Andrew Thomas presents fascinating images of South African Air Force aircraft...

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Korean War: Dual Identity

A reconnaissance version of Northrop’s mighty P-61 Black Widow played a vital role...

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Gatwick Nightshoot: Growling in the Night

Gatwick Aviation Museum, in partnership with Threshold.aero, held its second photography nightshoot...

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Living history: Tin Goose

A pair of 1920s Ford Tri-Motors toured the US last year...

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Above and Beyond: Ronnie Churcher

Ronnie Churcher was Guy Gibson’s deputy on the night the Dambusters pilot was lost forever. Graham Pitchfork examines Churcher’s career and DFC actions

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Military

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Combat Aircraft Journal March 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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RAF retires BAe 146 to IWM Duxford

The RAF has begun retiring its four British Aerospace BAe 146s, leaving the BAE Systems Hawk as the force's sole remaining British-designed and built type

UAE jets strike Houthi ballistic missile launcher

The UAE moved to strike a purported ballistic missile launcher operated by Houthi militia in Yemen’s Al Jawf on January 24, hours after the UAE’s Ministry of Defence announced the interception of two missiles targeting the Gulf country

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Commercial

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Cobra Warriors

In an exciting first, the Israeli Air Force recently made its...

Decaled Dreamliner

Boeing has conducted trials on the largest full-body decal to...

H145 Reaches New Heights

An Airbus H145 has set down on the summit of Aconcagua, the highest...

UK and Italy Join Virgin Space Programmes

An RAF pilot will be seconded to the civilian company Virgin...

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A Class Act: Flying on BA’s A350

British Airways began operations with its Airbus A350-1000 in...

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Flight Simulation

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Just Flight’s Duchess Model 76

A light twin with some unique system features

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Challenging Airports - Gilgit, Pakistan (OPGT)

We travel to Gilgit, deep in the mountainous region of northern Pakistan. Serving the local population of nearly a quarter of a million people, the airport is an important gateway to the area via the capital city of Islamabad.

PC Pilot Issue 120 Downloads

Specially selected videos and freeware downloads.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." 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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

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."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

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."

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."