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Seafires on ‘Dragoon’

By comparison with D-Day, Operation ‘Dragoon’, August 1944’s...

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FLIGHT TESTING

The SR53 test effort exploited the type’s flight envelope fully...

Pilot reunited with Greek Spitfire

At the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, work is gathering pace on...

NEWS IN BRIEF

CATALINA SOLD The ex-‘Connie’ Edwards Consolidated PBY-6A,...

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Q&A

THIS MONTH’S ANSWERS A very British answer to the task of...

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Military

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How the Hellenic Air Force is still flying F-4 Phantoms after 50 years

After nearly 50 years in Hellenic service, the F-4 Phantom still remains a potent attack platform within the Mediterranean nation’s order of battle. Wiebe Karsten and Marco Muntz reveal how

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AIR International December 2021

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Spain orders three A330 MRTTs

The Spanish Ministry of Defence has signed a formal order for the acquisition of three Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft (MRTT)

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Commercial

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Split Scimitar Winglets in Ukraine

(Photo AirTeamImages.com/Oleg Belyakov) SKYUP AIRLINES has...

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Etihad A350 in Hamburg

AIRTEAMIMAGES.COM/DIRK GROTHE Another Airbus A350-1000 destined...

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Air Antilles orders two DHC-6-400 Twin Otters

Air Antilles has ordered two DHC-6-400 Twin Otters, making it...

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Cebu Pacific fleet renewal programme

Filipino low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific is continuing its fleet...

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In brief

Boeing is acquiring California-based EnCore Group, an aerospace...

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Flight Simulation

Flight Sim World Update

Dovetail Games has been busy over the past few months releasing...

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VFlyteAir Piper PA30 Twin Comanche

VFlyteAir Piper PA30 A classic aircraft for X-Plane 11 ...

Navigraph charts now available

Following a year of development and two months of beta testing,...

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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."