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Historic

Royal New Zealand Air Force and the Mosquito

Two months’ of meticulous planning, calculated to deliver the decisive blow, was unleashed by the Allies at 13:00 hours on February 22, 1945. A massive daylight offensive was targeting enemy transport and communication systems.

He opened the Hornet Moth door over the Channel... and refuelled it in mid-air!

For sheer audacity and bravery, this story of a daring World War II escape takes some beating.

De Havilland's half-plane, half-helicopter

Meet the Autogiro: built in secret and incorporating some seriously radical thinking for the early 1930s.

The de Havilland Hornet Moth

Enclosed cockpit, side-by-side seats and room for the golf clubs: enter the 1930s and de Havilland’s touring aircraft.

Operation Firedog: Last of the Hornets

A pictorial tribute to the last RAF piston-engined fighters in front line service

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Military

First Russian Su-35S Flanker shot down in Ukraine

Images and videos have been circulating online of the wreckage of a Russian Su-35S that has reportedly been shot down by Ukraine defence forces on April 3

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UNIT REPORT: USAF 586th Flight Test Squadron

Combat Aircraft Journal catches up with the commanding officer of the 586th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) ‘Roadrunners’ to find out more about their unique role

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BASE REPORT: French presence at Djibouti

Djibouti calls the tune for French forces in the Horn of Africa, offering a secure base in a volatile region. Combat Aircraft Journal was granted exclusive access in January 2022

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Commercial

No Blanket Bailout for British Airlines

The UK chancellor has told airlines and airports not to expect an industry-wide bailout but instead that rescue deals would be formed on an individual basis. Rishi Sunak wrote to airlines yesterday (March 24) detailing that extra measures for the industry would only be used “as a last resort”.

US Travel Ban Could Cost Airlines $2bn in Lost Revenue

The US Government ban on air travel between Europe and the US could cost $2bn in lost revenue over the 30-day suspension period, according to travel and data analytics firm Cirium.

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Coronavirus: Manufacturers Grind to a Halt

No corner of the aviation industry has escaped the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world continues to deal with the crisis, aircraft manufacturers are deploying several measures to cope with the resulting industry downturn, reports Thomas Haynes.

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Baby Boeings in Britain

Boeing scored a big success with its 737-200 twinjet, which gained popularity across the globe. Matt Falcus looks at the UK operators of this early 737.

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Short haul, long aircraft: Iberia A340-600 to London

Spencer Bennett samples a short-haul Iberia
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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator Episode 2 – Weather

The Microsoft development team has released the second episode of the Feature Discovery Series covering the atmospheric modelling in the upcoming flight simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – First look!

In the new issue of PC Pilot, we get hands-on experience for the first time with the upcoming and highly anticipated Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Terra Flora for X-Plane Incoming

Orbx has announced TerraFlora XP for X-Plane 11 is in development.

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Upcoming Events

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

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."

CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Trenton, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow