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Historic

Remembering artist Robert Taylor

Legendary aviation artist Robert Taylor passed away recently following a short illness – Aces High Gallery has announced a special Remembrance Weekend

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Three key men behind the Avro Vulcan’s design

Steve Beebee remembered three of the key men behind the Avro Vulcan’s design in the September 2011 issue of FlyPast

The primary aircraft for the Black Buck 1 mission was Vulcan B.2 XM598 (shown here shortly after it first arrived at Wideawake Airfield), however a cockpit window wouldn’t seal properly and so the aircraft couldn’t be pressurised. This led to the back-up aircraft carrying out the attack. Bob Shackleton/VTST Feature Premium

Planning the Vulcan raids on the Falklands

Dr Kevin Wright interviewed Sqn Ldr Andy Marson (Ret), at the time Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s navigator on XH558, who helped plan the Black Buck raids during the Falklands War. He provided his insight into these complex missions in the August 2015 issue of Aviation News

Avro Vulcan origins and career

Glenn Sands described the Vulcan’s pedigree in the September 2011 issue of FlyPast

Caribou and CASA on display near Madrid

A pair of former Spanish military aircraft have been prepared for public display in their homeland

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Military

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Argentina issues airworthiness certificate for re-engined Pucará Fénix

Argentina’s General Directorate of Joint Military Airworthiness of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces (DIGAMC) issued the airworthiness certificate for the newly upgraded IA-58H Pucará Fénix counterinsurgency (COIN) aircraft on December 29, after the type received new Pratt & Whitney PT6A-62 turboprop engines

Italian Tornados relieve Eurofighters on deployment in Kuwait

The Italian Air Force has deployed an unspecified number of Panavia Tornado IDS ground attack/strike aircraft to Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait as part of its latest Task Group Devil detachment to the Middle East region

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Back to the future: was the US Navy’s latest aircraft carrier trying out Cold War tactics?

During the recent maiden operational cruise of the USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78), the aircraft carrier was sighted in a Norwegian fjord. Key.Aero’s Editor At Large, Dino Carrara, examines how the US Navy may be dusting off an ingenious Cold War tactic for carrier air wing operations.

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Commercial

British Airways Boeing 787 Feature Premium

Flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Nearly a decade after entering service, Boeing’s Dreamliner remains at the top of its game and a favourite with pilots and passengers alike. In the April 2021 issue of Aviation News, retired British Airways Captain Michael Napier explained why the 787 is a dream to fly

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Airliner World January 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

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How the Boeing 787 turned the dream of flying Australia to Europe non-stop into reality

The first Dreamliner for Qantas has entered service with the type set to enable the airline to achieve a long-held aspiration, as Chris Frame explained in the January 2018 issue of Aviation News.

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How Boeing builds the 787 Dreamliner

Ambitious. No single word better describes the outset of the 787 Dreamliner programme as Boeing sought to turf manufacturing out to contractors worldwide, while creating a second production line thousands of miles from home. This article first appeared in Airliner World's December 2021 issue

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Going short-haul on the long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliner

In the March 2018 Aviation News, Spencer Bennett described the experience of flying on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner inter-European service using a South American carrier, for just £33.

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Flight Simulation

Duchess Model 76 for X-Plane 12 out now

Just Flight, in partnership with Thranda Design, has released the Duchess Model 76 for X-Plane 12.

Stearman takes flight in MSFS

Golden Age Simulations has released the Boeing Stearman for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Gold Coast Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest Australian destination from Orbx is YBCG Gold Coast Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

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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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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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."