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Historic

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Review of the new film ‘The Shamrock Spitfire’

Review by Tom Allett, Editor of FlyPast magazine

Newark Air Museum outlines restoration aims for 2024

The Nottinghamshire attraction will be focusing on two Avro airframes (among several others) and will also repaint their Hunter T7 into a Blue Diamonds scheme

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Red Arrows fly with Gnat to mark 60th anniversary

A Folland Gnat has recently flown in formation with the RAF’s Red Arrows to help mark the team’s 60th display season

‘Baby’ Draken refurbished as full-size example loaned to new museum

Unique Saab 210 Draken set to emerge from restoration in Linköping

Historic Aviation Quiz: Multi-engines of the 1940s

Can you identify these lesser known multi-engine type's from the 1940s?

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Military

VIDEO: Formation farewell for Apache AH1

The career of the Army Air Corps Apache AH1 came to an end at Wattisham Airfield, Suffolk on March 25.

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All you need to know about the British Army's new AH-64E Apache gunships

With the Army Air Corps bidding farewell to the Apache AH1 this week, in the November 2023 issue of AirForces Monthly Chris Coot examined its successor - the new-generation AH-64E Apache Guardian

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 186

How well do you know your military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz below...

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Commercial

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UK planespotting highlights for February 2024

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

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Your essential Singapore Airshow 2024 debrief

Nigel Pittaway reports from Changi on the major moves and deals to come out of the biennial Singapore Airshow

ULTIMATE AMERICAN AIRLINES FLEET QUIZ!

Following the announcement earlier this week that American Airlines had placed an order for 260 new narrowbody and regional aircraft from Airbus, Boeing and Embraer, for this week’s quiz, we thought we’d test your knowledge of the US carrier’s fleet past and present. Good luck!

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Aviation News April 2024

April 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format puts the spotlight on the Polaris Program to provide a world exclusive on the fast jet fleet behind private spaceflight’s most ambitious mission

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New airline takes off in Tehran

Iran gained another air carrier in early February when AVA Airlines commenced operations.

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Flight Simulation

Sydney Seaplanes released

Pyramid 8 Studios has announced YRAY Sydney Seaplanes for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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VSKYLABS’ SR-71 Blackbird

Always looking to produce detailed models of stunning-looking unique aircraft, VSKYLABS has released its SR-71-TB Blackbird for X-Plane 12. We find out what it can be like to fly at over Mach 3 at more than 70,000ft.

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Back to Basics - Series 4, Lesson 13

This time, we take a look at some key terms and aids that will assist you in nailing those perfect hand-flown ILS approaches.

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Upcoming Events

Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

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MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, United States

US Marine Corps airshow

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."