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Historic

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BBMF Lancaster PA474 City of Lincoln

To mark 80 years of the first flight of the prototype Avro Lancaster on January 9, 1941, Tom Allett examines the history of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s example, PA474

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Sir Frank Whittle: Remembering the Jet Pioneer 

Armed with sound mathematics and a lot of determination, Sir Frank Whittle created one of the most important inventions of the modern world. Nicholas Jones met him in his later years and reflects on his humble origins and the obstacles he faced in pursuit of his dream

They didn't know what was a V1 attack and what wasn't...

This week, MyPast spoke to Brian, a keen aviator with a lengthy past dating back to his mothers' war days

FlyPast Podcast Episode 1

In Episode 1, FlyPast Editor Chris, Key.Aero editor Hans and Assistant Editor Tara discuss their aviation heroes, favourite historic aeroplanes, and what it's like to fly in a Spitfire...

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The woman who helped make the Hurricane

Meet Elizabeth ‘Elsie’ MacGill, the woman who battled sexism and polio in order to become an engineer, businesswoman… and the first female aviation engineer in the world

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Military

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USAF opts for E-7 as E-3 AWACS replacement

The US Air Force has decided to replace a portion of its E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System fleet with the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft, with a contract award planned in fiscal year 2023

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Unit report: On patrol with Portugal's P-3C fleet

The Portuguese Air Force’s P-3C maritime patrol aircraft is the workhorse of the country’s search and rescue and anti-submarine warfare capabilities, an adaptable platform that can be rapidly configured for each mission set

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Exercise Iniochos at Andravida Air Base

While most of the world was watching events unfold in Ukraine, the Hellenic Air Force was hosting Exercise Iniochos at Andravida Air Base. Combat Aircraft Journal was there

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Commercial

Keep on Trucking

When the COVID-19 crisis dramatically reduced flights at Stansted,...

inter airport Europe rescheduled to Nov 2021

Mack Brooks Exhibitions, organiser of the inter airport events,...

Etihad introduces Wellness Ambassadors

To reassure passengers travelling during the COVID-19 crisis,...

Virtual views

With the lockdown and social distancing rules in place, BWI Thurgood...

Taxiing times

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is making constructive use of...

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Flight Simulation

Helix Ready for Lift-Off

Nemeth Design has released the Russian-built Kamov KA-32A Helix for FSX and Prepar3D version 4.5+.

Carenado XL560 Citation new Version Out Now

Chilean developer, Carenado has announced the XL560 Citation for FSX and Prepar3D has been upgraded to version 1.2.

Zagreb Now Available for FSX and P3DV3

Aerosoft has announced Zagreb professional is now available for FSX, FSX: Steam Edition and Prepar3D version 3.

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Upcoming Events

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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow