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The long way home: 'Kiwi' Corsair back where it belongs!

Following a six-year hiatus, Goodyear FG-1D Corsair NZ5648 has taken to the skies of New Zealand once again – as Gavin Conroy reports

Historic Quiz: British interwar fighters

They say the interwar period was the golden era of aviation, but how much do you know about Britain's fighters of that era?

The real ‘Masters of the Air’

With Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ hugely anticipated ‘Masters of the Air’ finally hitting TV screens across the world, ‘FlyPast’ shares views captured of the ‘The Mighty Eighth’ in England while executing the daylight strategic bombing campaign across Nazi-occupied Europe.

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Carrier jets over Korea

When war broke out on the Korean peninsula in 1950, involving the nascent United Nations, carrier aviation with jets had barely begun. In a new special magazine called ‘Carrier Aircraft of the Classic Jet Era’ from Key Publishing, Matthew Willis explains in this article how despite all the limitations of early jets, and the challenges brought by revolutionary swept-wing fighters, the jet-powered naval aircraft soon proved their worth.

RAF Museum cleaners undertake high-flying mission

A team of ‘dustbusters’ with a head for heights has been cleaning the suspended aircraft at Royal Air Force Museum Midlands

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Military

US Air Force museum receives KC-10 Extender

The National Museum of the US Air Force has added a McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender to its collection.

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Argentina buys F-16s from Denmark

Twenty-four F-16 Fighting Falcons have been procured by Argentina from Denmark.

Spangdahlem ‘Viper’ pilots demo ACE skills

Airmen and F-16CM/DM Fighting Falcons assigned to the USAF’s 480th Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Warhawks’ – a part of the 52nd Fighter Wing (FW) at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB) in Germany – demonstrated its Agile Combat Employment (ACE) capabilities at Ämari AB, Estonia, and Łask AB, Poland recently.

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Commercial

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Bumper profits for IAG

IAG, the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and LEVEL, reported “strong and sustained demand for travel, in particular in leisure” as it revealed operating profits of around £3bn in 2023, higher than its pre-COVID peak.

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City Airlines routes revealed

Lufthansa Group has unveiled the first destinations to be served by its newest carrier, Lufthansa City Airlines.

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Boeing delivery delays hit Ryanair’s schedule

Ryanair expects to receive just 40 of the 57 planned Boeing 737 MAX 8200 aircraft that were due to be delivered before the summer.

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Finnair marks 100 years of flight today

Finnair is celebrating 100 years of flight having operated its first-ever service today (March 20) in 1924.

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50 years of Paris/Charles de Gaulle

Paris/Charles de Gaulle is the undisputed gateway to one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, and this year, it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Airliner World takes a look at the history of the facility and how far it has come since it opened in 1974

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Flight Simulation

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PILOT’S de Havilland Canada Dash 7

In this review, we take the de Havilland four-engine Dash 7 turboprop for a spin and see how it measures up.

146 Professional upgraded to v2.0

Just Flight has released a major update for the 146 Professional for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

UK2000 releases Aberdeen Airport

Scenery developer UK2000 has announced Aberdeen Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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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."

CANCELLED - Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

CANCELLED - 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."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian 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."