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Historic

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Hawker Hurricane: The Robust Contender

Hawker’s Hurricane was pivotal to Britain’s aerial defence in the Battle of Britain. In the first of our new mini-series on BoB types in this 80th anniversary year, Malcolm V Lowe recounts the Hurricane’s importance during the summer of 1940

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE 1918-2020

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE, one of the last surviving veterans of the Battle of Britain, has died at the age of 101.

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Aviation News February 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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South African Airways: Wings of the Rainbow Nation

Jozef Mols outlines the history of South African Airways...

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Rhodesian Eagles 266 Sqn’s Typhoon Years

The mostly Rhodesian-manned 266 Squadron flew the Hawker Typhoon from 1942-45...

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Military

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Airbus nets French Guépard deal to close out sales year

Airbus looks to have been the beneficiary of an €8.6bn deal for the development, manufacture and delivery of more than 160 H160M ‘Guépard’ helicopters for the French Armed Forces

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 73

Welcome to the 73rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

GA-ASI unveils heavily armed Mojave STOL UAV

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has unveiled a new unmanned aircraft system called Mojave

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Commercial

South African to Lease A350s from Air Mauritius

When, in a June 30 press release, South African Airways (SAA) confirmed it would lease a pair of Airbus A350-900s, very little was detailed about the carrier’s acquisition. Airliner World has since learned that the two jets will be handed over to the airline as part of Air Mauritius’ order for six examples, placed at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow.

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Entering the Charter Zone

Warsaw-based Enter Air has become a force to reckon with in the...

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Aviation Training

The latest training aids available for the aviation professional...

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Singaporean Stamina

The revolutionary A350-900ULR is enabling Singapore Airlines...

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Spirit in the sky

In recent years Spirit Airlines has established itself as one of the most successful ultra low-cost carriers in the Americas. Amid a changing consumer landscape, Ralph Olson examines the company’s efforts to refine its winning business model even further.

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Flight Simulation

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A2A Simulations

An exclusive interview with Scott Gentile

Bulldog on short final

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the Bristol Bulldog is nearing...

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MilViz’s Cessna 310R Redux

Long-standing developer MilViz has released its brand new 310R Redux which has been rebuilt from the ground up…

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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."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Abingdon Air & Country Show

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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."

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The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."