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Aeroplane Classics: the Sopwith Dove

It’s often described as an offshoot of the Pup, while the Snipe made a contribution to it. The reality, though, is that the Sopwith Dove is an aircraft type all of its own...

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Flight Line - Aeroplane February 2021

People involved in aviation have always needed a sense of humour. The creativity of aeronautical humourists was apparent during the writing of last month’s Flight Line, with...

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The Payen Pa 49

There’s niche, and then there’s niche. A very small — quite charming — and low-powered jet, intended as a delta-winged trainer. Is it any surprise that the Payen Pa 49 remained a one-off? 

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AIRLINER HISTORY: BAC X-Eleven

It started out as Britain’s last go-it-alone attempt to produce a medium sized airliner. It ended up being the final home-grown commercial...

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Aeroplanes Classics: the Sopwith Dove

A pilot’s viewpoint on Sopwith’s peacetime sportster 

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Military

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Why Finland and Sweden are joining NATO

It is increasingly likely that both Sweden and Finland will be fast-tracked to NATO membership by the end of June. Key Aero examines the reasons behind their decision to join the alliance

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USMC makes aviation adjustments under Force Design 2030

The US Marine Corps has released the annual update to its Force Design 2030 modernisation strategy, which included a number of adjustments to its aviation strategy based on research conducted over the last two-and-a-half years

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 93

Welcome to the 93rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

Transat-Air Canada Merger Pushed Back

Air Canada’s purchase of tour operator Transat AT, which owns Air Transat, has been pushed back into the fourth quarter of this year due to “certain factors beyond its control and related to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Embraer Chief Exits to Join GE Aviation

John Slattery, the president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation is leaving the firm to join engine maker, GE Aviation as its new president and CEO.

Corsair’s Final 747 Heads for Kemble

The last Boeing 747 operated by TUI subsidiary, Corsair is today embarking on its final flight ahead of being broken up at Kemble Airport in the UK.

How Do You Restart an Airline? An Inside Look at Brussels Airlines

As countries begin to lift lockdowns and people start to travel again, airlines all over the world are coming out of hibernation and preparing to fly passengers once more.

Ryanair, BA and easyJet Launch Joint Legal Action Over Quarantine Measures

Three of Europe’s largest airlines have launched legal action against the UK government over its “flawed” 14-day quarantine measures.

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Flight Simulation

Bergen Upgraded

Aerosoft has released version 1.03 of the X-Plane 11 version of Bergen XP.

PMDG 737NGXu 600/700 Expansion Pack Out Now

PMDG has released the 737NGXu 600/700 Expansion Package for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4.4+.

Orbx Arrives in the Sushine State

Orbx has announced TrueEarth US Florida for X-Plane 11 is released.

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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."

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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."

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The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

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