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Historic

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BBMF Lancaster PA474 City of Lincoln

To mark 80 years of the first flight of the prototype Avro Lancaster on January 9, 1941, Tom Allett examines the history of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s example, PA474

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Sir Frank Whittle: Remembering the Jet Pioneer 

Armed with sound mathematics and a lot of determination, Sir Frank Whittle created one of the most important inventions of the modern world. Nicholas Jones met him in his later years and reflects on his humble origins and the obstacles he faced in pursuit of his dream

They didn't know what was a V1 attack and what wasn't...

This week, MyPast spoke to Brian, a keen aviator with a lengthy past dating back to his mothers' war days

FlyPast Podcast Episode 1

In Episode 1, FlyPast Editor Chris, Key.Aero editor Hans and Assistant Editor Tara discuss their aviation heroes, favourite historic aeroplanes, and what it's like to fly in a Spitfire...

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The woman who helped make the Hurricane

Meet Elizabeth ‘Elsie’ MacGill, the woman who battled sexism and polio in order to become an engineer, businesswoman… and the first female aviation engineer in the world

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RAF reveals name of Dassault 900LX CSAT aircraft

A new aircraft type procured by the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a replacement for its BAe 146 fleet in the Command Support Air Transport (CSAT) role has been officially named.

India tests indigenous Naval Anti-Ship Missile

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy have successfully conducted the maiden flight-test of indigenously-developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile (NASM). It was launched from an Indian Navy Sea King Mk 42B helicopter over the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha, on May 18.

RAAF to receive seven MQ-28A Ghost Bats within two years

In an Australian Liberal Government press release on May 15 Minister for Defence Peter Dutton revealed that seven Boeing MQ-28A Ghost Bat uncrewed autonomous air vehicles will enter Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) service within two years.

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Commercial

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Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is making constructive use of...

Heathrow picks Vanderlande as its strategic baggage partner in 10-year deal

Vanderlande has been formally selected as Heathrow Airport’s...

Western Sydney welcomes Metro rail connection

The Australian and New South Wales governments have announced...

LEED Gold status for Istanbul iGA

The new Istanbul Airport terminal, which was declared fully operational...

Welcome

After passenger resuming, a whirlwind services thanks few to...

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Flight Simulation

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Just Flight Q&A

The challenges of the past and the future

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Flying Light Aircraft

A Beginner’s Guide – Part 2.

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Eagle Dynamics Interview

DCS World in 2019 and 2020

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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."

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The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."