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Historic

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Work continues on Convair Sea Dart

Prior to Florida’s major Sun ’n’ Fun event in April, staff at the Florida Air Museum completed some minor refurbishments and a thorough clean of Convair YF2-1 Sea Dart 135765.

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Heron revival makes progress in Australia

Staff at the Moorabbin Air Museum in the Australian state of Victoria are busy restoring de Havilland Heron VH-CLX, formerly G-ANPV.

Historic Aviation Quiz

How good is your knowledge of the historic aviation? Test your knowledge here...

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Secret CIA overflights of China using converted Neptunes

The little-known RB-69A was used by the CIA and Republic of China Air Force to mount covert overflights across the mainland of communist China. Dr Kevin Wright explores the career of the USAF type that never was…

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Latest Mosquito to take to the skies: From the cockpit

Planes of Fame’s Steve Hinton spoke to FlyPast after flying the latest ‘Wooden Wonder’ to take to the skies

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End of a chapter for MH-139A Grey Wolf as it leaves Eglin AFB

The MH-139A Grey Wolf left Eglin Air Force Base for the last time on June 27 signalling its transition to a combat-capable aircraft under Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC).

The Monday Military Quiz 200

Test your knowledge with our 200th military aviation quiz

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Aviation News August 2024

August 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format turns the spotlight towards the forthcoming Farnborough Airshow and sees Mark Broadbent battling through a wilderness of jargon to explain how to place an aircraft order

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Saudia carries over 500,000 people for Hajj pilgrimage

Saudia, the national airline of Saudi Arabia, has completed the first phase of its Hajj operations, carrying over 509,000 pilgrims to Mecca between mid-May and mid-June.

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Changes at Frontier Airlines

Denver-based low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has introduced changes to its products and services, in a move that edges it away from the traditional budget model.

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Virgin Atlantic insights: reflecting on the past, looking to the future

Corneel Koster, chief customer and commercial officer at Virgin Atlantic, shares his thoughts on the airline’s journey and future plans

ICAO Airline Codes Quiz

Test your knowledge of ICAO three-letter airline codes

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Airliner World August 2024

August 2024 issue of Airliner World in page-turning format puts the spotlight on the Olympic Games in Paris and reveals how Air France and Groupe ADP have prepared for the influx of thousands of athletes, delegates and fans

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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

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."