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Historic

The 5 Greatest Allied Bombers of World War Two

The Second World War saw the extensive use of bomber aircraft on both sides of the conflict. The Allies fielded a bewildering number of light, medium and heavy bombers – with some more successful than others…

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Aviation News August 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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The Birds from Brazil: 40 Years of the Tucano

First flown in 1980, the Embraer EMB-312 Tucano has excelled...

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Three Nations, Four Engines: East African Airways VC10s

Jointly owned by three governments, East African Airways was the only non-UK Super VC10 operator. The type was well suited to its operating conditions, but the airline struggled to compete with larger carriers and eventually collapsed, as Barry Lloyd explains

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Escort Fighters: 118 Sqn’s Spitfire Years – Part 1

For much of World War Two, the Spitfires of 118 Sqn escorted bombers and strike aircraft on raids over occupied Europe...

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Military

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US Navy declares IOC with CMV-22B Osprey

The US Navy has publicly declared that initial operational capability has been reached with its CMV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft

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An in-depth look at Russia’s only military flight-test centre

Russia’s only military flight-test establishment, 929th State Flight Test Center, celebrated 100 years of existence in October 2020. Alexander Mladenov delves into its organization and activities

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Inside NATO's Neptune Strike 2022 exercise

Neptune Strike 2022 recently took place in and over the Adriatic Sea, Daniele Faccioli and Remo Guidi report on the multi-nation exercise

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Commercial

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Masters of Repatriation

Dealing with customers motivated almost solely by price and competing with not-for-profit organisations is a tall order, but Flight Ambulance International (FAI) has been doing just that for 30 years.

SR Technics Secures Ukrainian Contract

Swiss-based MRO provider SR Technics has been awarded a seven-year exclusive engine maintenance contract

Virgin Atlantic Eyes Manchester Hub

VIRGIN ATLANTIC plans to expand its presence at Manchester

E190 Entry for Amaszonas

AMASZONAS LÍNEA Aérea of Bolivia is the region’s newest Embraer E-Jet customer

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Qantas Reveals Centenary Scheme

QANTAS unveils a special livery on its newest Dreamliner

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Flight Simulation

DCS: Supercarrier Update

Since the last update on this eagerly awaited module, the Eagle Dynamics (ED) team has been focusing on several core features of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.

New aircraft for Bodenplatte incoming

Following the release of the latest update of IL-2 Sturmovik...

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Agusta Bell 412 Flight Adventure

The Flight Adventure this issue continues to examine classic aircraft as well as fly routes and missions that reflect how they are typically used around the world.

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Upcoming Events

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."