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Historic

US Navy and Marine Corps aviation in World War One

A chapter from Key Publishing’s new book “Contact! Early US Naval and Marine Corps Aviation, 1911-1918” by Alan C Carey

Former Italian Harvard flies in France

North American T-6 Harvard F-AZOJ has recently arrived at a new home, Haguenau airfield in Alsace, France

Catalina engine recovered from Milford Haven

A radial engine and propeller, recovered from the Milford Haven waterway in Pembrokeshire, is likely to have come from a wartime Catalina flying boat, it has been revealed

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Aviation News November 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: TEMPEST MAKES FIRST POST-RESTORATION FLIGHT

The long awaited first post restoration flight took place today in the hands of renowned warbird pilot Pete Kynsey…

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Military

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US Army plots major UH-60 Black Hawk fleet reduction

The US Army is moving forward with plans to reduce the size of its UH-60 Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopter fleet by approximately 7.5%. This reduction will include roughly 157 legacy UH-60A+ and UH-60L airframes, all of which are operated by the Army’s active-duty component

Canada formalises MQ-9B SkyGuardian purchase

Canada became the latest customer to acquire the MQ-9B SkyGuardian UCAV from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) on December 19, when it agreed to purchase 11 MQ-9Bs, six ground control stations and related support equipment and services for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at a cost of $1.87bn

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Croatia’s Cold War-era MiG-21 fighter fleet enters twilight months of service

As originally planned, the Croatian Air Force is set to begin retiring its aging fleet of Cold War-era MiG-21 Fishbed fighters in the coming months, with the type being replaced by a fleet of second-hand Dassault Rafale B/Cs

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Commercial

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MD-90 arrives at Boeing facility for NASA X-66A modification

A McDonnell Douglas MD-90 has been ferried to a Boeing facility where it will be modified to test the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) concept as part of NASA's Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project.

The Ultimate Italian Airport IATA Code Quiz

Ciao dall'Italia! This week we have a list of Italian airports for you to guess the IATA code. Good luck!

Preservation plans dashed as BOAC 747 is dismantled

The owners of the BOAC liveried British Airways Boeing 747 have confirmed that they are in the process of dismantling the iconic jet.

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Saudi Arabia’s unbelievable aerospace ambitions revealed

Saudi Arabia is a country in a hurry when it comes to aerospace. New airlines, airports and lessors are all in the pipeline, as Alan Dron reveals

Why American Airlines chartered an Antonov An-124

Last weekend American Airlines took the unusual step of chartering an Antonov An-124 to fly between New York/JFK and Charlotte/Douglas International (CLT).

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Flight Simulation

Bora Bora Improvement Project now available or OrbxDirect

Scenery developer Cli4D Designs has released the Bora Bora Improvement Project for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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A2A Simulations’ Comanche 250 review

In this review, we take a look at A2A Simulations' highly anticipated Comanche 250 for Microsoft Flight Simulator and see how it measures up.

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Air Combat Simulation – Part 4

In this edition of ‘Combat Corner’, we examine the essential requirements needed to survive and ultimately succeed in a dogfight. We also touch on the aircraft and discuss how best to employ different types.

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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