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Historic

Aviation records that are still incredible

When Wilbur Wright reached a speed of 37mph back in 1905, little did he know what he’d started. Since then, humankind has pushed the limits of bravery, engineering and physics to go faster, higher and further.

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Q&A September 2020

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question...?

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Battle of Britain at 80: The Many Behind the Few

Britain’s aircraft factories, another ‘front line’ of the battle, braved the threat
of enemy attack...

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Overflying China: How converted A-12s launched supersonic drones

BRIEFING FILE: Under the skin of aviation technology and tactics...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Destroying the Destroyers

The only Messerschmitt Bf 110 unit flying with Luftflotte 5 in Norway...

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Military

Philippines signs contract for 32 more Black Hawks

Lockheed Martin's Polish subsidiary, PZL Mielec, signed a contract with the Philippine Department of National Defence on February 22 for the manufacture of 32 additional Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk multi-role helicopters. All 32 are scheduled for delivery by 2026.

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High Society: US Air Force Special Operation Command

The US Air Force Special Operations Command is making extensive efforts to expand its aviation fleet’s capabilities, while evolving tactics to address growing adversarial threats

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Airbus confident of Asia-Pacific airlifter sales

Airbus Defence and Space CEO Michael Schoellhorn has predicted further sales across the company’s airlift portfolio in the foreseeable future

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Commercial

Diversity is key to pilot recruitment

Aviation experts are embracing a variety of approaches to source potential pilots...

Pilot Shortages – myth or reality?

According to statistics, more than 800,000 new airline pilots will be needed in the next 20 years...

Aiming high

Solar-powered aircraft designed to remain airborne for months...

First Look: Aeroflot A350 Breaks Cover

RUSSIAN FLAG carrier Aeroflot’s maiden Airbus A350 has been spotted leaving the paint shop sporting the company’s new corporate livery.

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Airliner World February 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Flight Simulation

KATL Atlanta 2019 released

Imaginesim has released the 2019 version of KATL Atlanta for Prepar3D version 4.

DCS: World War II Asset pack update

​​Eagle Dynamics has added two new vehicles to its DCS: WWII Asset Pack.

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REVIEW: Mad Flight Studio’s Spectr-Aero SP-30

It has been a good year for us fans of bush and utility aircraft with many releases for both Prepar3D and X-Plane. Earlier in the year, new X-Plane developer Mad Flight Studio released its unique Spectr-Aero SP-30.

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Upcoming Events

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".

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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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."

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."