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Korean veteran Corsair christened ‘Devotion’

The Siegerland, Germany-based Flying Legends collection has named its Korean War veteran Chance-Vought F4U-5NL Corsair after Adam Makos’ 2015 book Devotion.

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Taking the Blackburn Beverley to the brink

How did we end up in a situation where the last remaining Blackburn Beverley had to be saved from a possible demise? In general, the big British airlifter hasn’t enjoyed the happiest life in preservation 

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New Lufthansa visitor centre to house L-1649 Starliner and Ju 52

The Lufthansa Group has begun construction of a new conference and visitor centre at Frankfurt Airport, where Junkers Ju 52/3m ‘D-AQUI’/D-CDLH and Lockheed L-1649 Super Star D-ALAN will go on display.

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‘Jersey Jerk’ makes its first UK flight

Fighter Aviation’s former RAAF Commonwealth CA-18 G-JERK took to the skies from Sywell in Northamptonshire on May 5, in the hands of noted Australian warbird pilot Cameron Rolph-Smith. 

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Military

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Canada awards contract for RCAF training

The Government of Canada has awarded a large contract valued at $11.2bn for the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program to SkyAlyne, a joint venture between CAE and KF Aerospace.

The Monday Military Quiz 196

Test your knowledge of military aviation.

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Aviation News July 2024

July 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format sees Coningsby let the cat out of the bag when Jamie Ewan interviews this year’s RAF Typhoon display pilot, Flt Lt David ‘Turbo’ Turnbull, as his freshly painted jet is unveiled

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Commercial

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Further expansion for flydubai

UAE low-cost carrier flydubai is expanding its presence in Saudi Arabia as part of an ambitious growth plan.

PC-12 bespoke scheme celebrates the outdoors

Duncan Aviation Pilatus PC-12NG N822DA (c/n 878), based in Lincoln, Nebraska has received a unique livery designed to celebrate fishing and the outdoors.

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Departing TUI 737 cleared road by less than 100ft

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) published a Special Bulletin regarding a “serious incident” at Bristol Airport on March 4, 2024, involving TUI Airways Boeing 737-8K5, G-FDZS (c/n 35147), operating to Las Palmas with six crew and 163 passengers aboard.

Airport Names Quiz

Test your knowledge of airport names.

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Red Bull DC-6 visits the Mach Loop for event

Red Bull’s Douglas DC-6B, OE-LDM, paid a visit to the Mach Loop low flying area today (May 31, 2024) in support of an event being staged in one of the valleys which makes up the Loop.

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Flight Simulation

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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Flying freight in Microsoft Flight Simulator

In this feature, we explore flying freight and the various options available for creating realistic cargo flights using the Airbus A320, Headwind Simulations’ A339x and the ATR-72 in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Highland Bush Strips Pack 2 released

Orbx has announced PNG Highland Bush Strips Pack 2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Trenton, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow