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Historic

Shuttleworth hosts revolutionary drive-in airshow

Historic aviation events are back, social distance style! But don’t worry if you missed it – we went along and videoed it

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Ilyushin Il-2: the aircraft that outnumbered the Spitfire and Hurricane

Joseph Stalin called it the aircraft “as essential to the Red Army as air and bread” and a formation of them once took out 70 tanks in 20 minutes. So why does it feel like the world has forgotten the Ilyushin Il-2?

Battle of Britain event is back!

Aero Legends returns in Kent on September 25-27 with socially distanced show still allowing for 10,000 people per day.

How a female Soviet pilot changed the history of women in aviation

From beneath the blanket of darkness, an all-female regiment would glide through the night and strike fear into the hearts of the Germans. This is the story of the ‘Night Witches’

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Restoration Scene: Sola’s Lucky Catch

Chairman of Norway’s Flyhistorisk Museum Egil Endresen, along...

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Military

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Combat Aircraft Journal April 2022

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USAF risks bearing costs of future KC-46 delays

The US Government Accountability Office has recommended that the US Air Force fully test the KC-46A tanker programme’s remote vision system before the technology enters service in order to address previously highlighted deficiencies

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Sri Lanka to get King Air 360ER for maritime surveillance

Kansas-based Textron Aviation has been awarded a $11.44m firm fixed price contract under the Fiscal Year 2022 US Foreign Military Sales programme to provide a Beechcraft King Air 360ER turboprop aircraft to the Sri Lanka Air Force

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Commercial

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Fit for the World Cup

Doha’s Hamad International will expand to accommodate 53 million passengers in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup...

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Aviation News January 2020

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Boeing 747SPs at Heathrow

The Boeing 747SP has never been a common sight, even at major international airports. Barry Lloyd reviews the history of this rare Jumbo variant and its connection with Heathrow.

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Luxair beating adversity through diversity

With a variety of revenue streams, Luxair Group has maintained an impressive growth record in recent years...

Jumbo Generations: 50 Years of the Boeing 747 at Heathrow

Since the first Pan Am 747 landed at Heathrow on January 12, 1970, the iconic Jumbo has been a constant presence at the London airport. Aviation News presents a showcase of some of the many airlines and 747 variants that have graced the capital’s main airport over the last 50 years.

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Flight Simulation

X-Plane 11.40 Public Beta released

NEWS Laminar Research (LR) has announced that X-Plane...

VFR Real Scenery NexGen 3D – Vol. 4: Scotland Out Now

Just Flight has released VFR Real Scenery NexGen 3D – Vol. 4: Scotland Out Now.

FSDG LITE – Enfidha Out Now

Flight Sim Development Group (FSDG) has released the ‘LITE’ version of Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport (DTNH) in Tunisia.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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 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."