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Historic

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PERSONAL ALBUM: THIRTIES’ CROYDON

Many years ago, reader John Evans was loaned a large collection of black and white negatives...

de Havilland 100: Making of the Moth

First flown five years into the life of Geoffrey de Havilland’s eponymous
company...

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AIRLINE HISTORY: Airlink

There’s never been a quicker means of travelling between Heathrow and Gatwick...

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DATABASE: Saab 37 Viggen In Service

The Viggen was very advanced when it entered service...

de Havilland 100: School of Excellence

To be able to say you were trained by the de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School...

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Military

Polish MiG-29 News Premium

US slams Poland's MiG-29 transfer offer as untenable

The US has moved to quash Poland’s plan to donate to Washington its entire fleet of MiG-29 fighters following Warsaw’s surprise announcement of its intention to offer its Russian-designed aircraft in exchange for used US Air Force platforms

US Navy selects Northrop Grumman to modernise E-6B fleet

Northrop Grumman announced on March 3 that it was recently awarded the Integrated Modification and Maintenance Contract for the US Navy’s fleet of Boeing E-6B Mercury airborne command and control aircraft, which the firm will be responsible for sustaining and modernising over the coming years

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Aces High: Inside the 'Red Air' F-16 operations of Top Aces

We report on the pilots of Arizona-based Top Aces, who are aggressively pitching the legendary F-16 Viper against some of the most advanced fighters in the world

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Commercial

Still Up in the Air?

Will the development of a controversial third runway at Heathrow happen? Will capacity issues be resolved? Mark Broadbent considers the latest on the decades-long UK airport expansion saga.

Flybe Collapse: Fleet Fallout

Martin Needham provides an overview of the Flybe fleet before crunching the big data to establish where the company’s grounded aircraft are currently located.

Flybe Collapse: Reaction from Westminster and Beyond

Flybe’s collapse has prompted mixed response from the UK government, unions and investors. We review the key comment and insight from this emerging story.

Flybe Collapse: Which Airports are Hardest Hit?

With Flybe comprising almost the entire commercial air schedule at some UK gateways, Airports International editor Tom Allett examines the facilities which will feel the impact most. 

Flybe Collapse: A Disastrous Blow for UK Connectivity

With the blame game already underway, Airliner World editor Gordon Smith offers his analysis following the untimely demise of the regional carrier. 

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Flight Simulation

Fly the Maddog X New Version Released

Leonardo Software has officially released version 1.5b493 of Fly the Maddog X for Prepar3D version 4.4 and 4.5.

Tomahawk for Aerofly FS 2 in Development

Following on from the release of the PA-38 Tomahawk for FSX/Prepar3D and X-Plane, Just Flight has announced the aircraft is now in development for Aerofly FS 2.

Courchevel SP1 Due Imminently

Orbx has announced service pack 1 for Courchevel is incoming.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." 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."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

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."

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."

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."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".