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Historic

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TECH SUPPORT

A 1947 visit to rural Buckinghamshire, and the engineering specialists...

NEWS IN BRIEF

CATALINA SOLD The ex-‘Connie’ Edwards Consolidated PBY-6A,...

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Q&A

THIS MONTH’S ANSWERS A very British answer to the task of...

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WHEELS WITHIN

It was the result of a bet: could an Austin A40 travel around...

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P187: MACH 2 LONG-RANGE INTERCEPTOR

DATAFILE In January 1955, specification F155T was issued for...

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Military

RAF bases News Premium

Exclusive: RAF bases record hundreds of bird strikes or near-misses

More than 250 bird strikes or near-misses have been recorded at Royal Air Force (RAF) bases in the Southern and Eastern Regions since 2017, including a high of 73 incidents reported by RAF aircrews in 2020, with a further 46 up to October 28 this year

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Synth Wave: UK military embraces virtual training

For much of the past decade, the UK military has been busy shifting its real-world pilot training into synthetic environments, looking to utilise simulators instead of expensive fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, whose precious flight hours are considered better spent elsewhere

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MOD confirms retired RAF Sentinel sale to the US

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed that the retired fleet of RAF Sentinel R1s are to be sold to a consortium instead of being scrapped, this is due to the sales bid being deemed more value for money to the UK taxpayer than the original fait of scrapping

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Commercial

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In brief

Boeing is acquiring California-based EnCore Group, an aerospace...

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Departure Gate

Information for the traveller. Aviation Paintings of the...

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Heathrow: BA’s Home and Hub

The relationship between British Airways and Heathrow stretches...

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KLM Hops on Embraer E2

KLM CITYHOPPER has announced plans to purchase up to 35 Embraer...

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A321s Cross the Pond

TAP AIR Portugal has become the first airline to operate transatlantic...

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Flight Simulation

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MyAustrian Virtual

A VA filled with Austrian charm VIRTUAL AIRLINES The...

Flight1 GTN Complete Edition

Flight One Software has released the Flight1 GTN Complete Edition.

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KMBS International Airport

Let’s take a trip to Michigan Turbulent Designs’ ...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

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."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow