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Historic

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Aeroplane News from September 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered the momentous events of 1940...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Duxford Station Commander

"It was Woody that got us home again." That was one fighter pilot’s verdict...

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PIONEERS: Richard Shuttleworth

“He was the best and dearest son”...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Forgotten Force

The Battle of against the Luftwaff e, whatever it might say on...

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HIDDEN HISTORY: Gift Wrapped

It was an audacious attack...

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Military

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Russia “frustrated” at lack of war progress

Frustrated at the way its invasion of Ukraine has gone in the month since it began, Russia looks to have changed tactics to concentrate on its extensive stand-off missile capabilities

USAF F-22A suffers landing mishap at Eglin AFB

A Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor assigned to the USAF’s 325th Fighter Wing (FW) has been damaged after the fifth-generation air superiority stealth fighter suffered a mishap upon landing at Eglin AFB, Florida, on March 22

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Irish Air Corps’ commander on centenary and force’s future

As the Irish Air Corps celebrates its centenary, Chris Croot spoke to Brigadier General Rory O’Connor, General Officer Commanding of the organisation for his thoughts on the milestone and what the future may hold for the force

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Commercial

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Desert Rows

Kingman has made a major contribution to civil and military aviation for more than 90 years...

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From Start to Finnish

A pilot's insight into a training partnership between two carriers

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Project Sunrise: From Research to Reality?

Louise Jones examines the history and logistics of linking London to Sydney and beyond...

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Not Your Average Avro Bomber...

When Hawker Siddeley’s Hatfield designers finalised their plans...

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GREENLAND UNCOVERED

Andrew Pearce took the plunge and organised two spectacular trips to Greenland...

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Flight Simulation

London City Airport for X-Plane 11

The latest UK destination to be released by Orbx is EGLC London...

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PC Pilot Issue 123 Letters

Here's a round up of letters PC Pilot has lately received

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Aerosoft’s A330 Professional

We interview Mathijs Kok, Aerosoft’s Project Manager, about their new Airbus

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Upcoming Events

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."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

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."

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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

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."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."