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Historic

VIDEO: The RAF Museum's Avro Lancaster

Key.Aero speaks to Ian Thirsk of the Royal Airforce Museum about their iconic Lancaster Bomber...

“The Lancaster story that changed my life”

As part of our series, MyPast – where you get to tell us your historic aviation stories – George Corney tells us about the day that sums up the bravery of the men who went up in the Lancaster during World War II

FlyPast Podcast Episode 3

In Episode 3, the team discuss their favourite museums, flying lessons, and some heroic restorations.

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Skywriters - Aeroplane February 2021

Regarding Tom Eeles’ article on the Whirlwind in the September issue of Aeroplane, it was interesting to read the uncomplimentary comments made by...

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Aeroplane meets Reg Urschler

He’s best-known for his association with P-51D Mustang Gunfighter, but this legendary warbird pilot had an outstanding US Air Force career, too...

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Military

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Northrop F-5E Tiger IIs at the IRIAF’s Forward Operating Base in Birjand

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the Northrop F-5E Tiger IIs at the IRIAF’s Forward Operating Base in Birjand

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French Rafales involved in mid-air collision during air show

A pair of French Air and Space Force-operated Dassault Rafale C multi-role fighters collided in mid-air during a display at an air show, held at Cognac-Châteaubernard Air Base (BA 709) in southwestern France on May 22

South Korea selects Bell 505 as new military training helicopter

Bell Textron has announced selection of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X by the Republic of Korea as its new rotary-wing trainer for the next-generation of both Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) pilots.

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Commercial

Airbus A220 VIP? Here’s What One Could Look Like

If you’ve got a spare $100m and don’t know what to do with it, a new Airbus A220 VIP concept has been created which could give you something to splash the cash on.

Manchester Trials Pre-booked Security Slots

A new system which will allow passengers to pre-book a security slot is being trialled for the first time at Manchester Airport.

Finnair to Introduce Premium Economy

Finnair has confirmed it will be introducing a new premium economy cabin on its long-haul services. The Helsinki-based firm says the new cabin will feature “highly customised designs” and “provide customers with increased space and comfort along with an enhanced service offering”.

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Aviation News July 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Qantas: Managing the COVID Challenge

Qantas had big plans for 2020 and it was poised to commemorate its 100th anniversary this year...

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Flight Simulation

Piper Cub Takes Flight in Prepar3D

A2A Simulations has released the Accu-sim J3 Cub for Prepar3D version 4.

MilViz Aircraft Now Available On Orbx

Orbx and MilViz have entered a partnership enabling customers to purchase MilViz products via Orbx Central.

Mariana Islands Map for DCS Incoming

Eagle Dynamics (ED) has announced a second, free map for DCS World, the Mariana Islands.

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Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Light Aircraft Association Rally

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FAI World Microlight Championships

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World Microlight Championships

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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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."