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Historic

Film star Moth up for auction in Miami

‘Out of Africa’ DH60 sale to benefit conservation charities

Rare ex-RAF Vampire flies again in Utah

One of only two genuine T11s airworthy in the world takes to the skies after almost 20 years

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Remarkable survivor - Navy Wings Swordfish

What it lacked in speed and svelte lines, it more than made up for in versatility, endurance and operational success. In fact, the Fairey Swordfish was one of Britain’s most successful World War Two aircraft. Steve Beebee speaks to Navy Wings about W5856, its remarkable Mk.I survivor

Kingcobra ‘Fatal Fang’ returns to Californian skies

Bell P-63 'Fatal Fang' is flying again in the US following a thorough restoration

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Battle of Britain Legend - 303 (Polish) Squadron

Having spent ten years researching their role in the Battle of Britain, Richard King delves into the legend to answer the question: fact or fiction?

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Military

The USAF’s last overseas-based A-10 squadron

In Key Publishing’s ‘United States Air Force Air Power Yearbook 2024’ Mark Ayton reports on the 25th Fighter Squadron,

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New Saudi Air Warfare Centre hosts Spears of Victory multinational exercise

Exercise Spears of Victory 24 is taking place at King Abdulaziz Air Base in Saudia Arabia, with the RAF sending Typhoons flown by XI (Fighter) Squadron to participate.

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Frecce Tricolori to star in North American tour

Initially announced by Gen Luca Goretti – the Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force – on November 23, Italy’s premier aerobatic team, Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows), revealed the full details of what will be its first North American tour in more than 30 years on January 1.

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Commercial

Embraer E-Jets – the secrets of their success

As airlines search for ever-more economical ways of serving their markets, the ‘crossover jet’ category of small airliners provides Embraer with a potential route into an expanding portfolio of customers. Alan Dron asks if it’s living up to the hype

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Air New Zealand innovations - sleeping pods available to all passenger classes

Air New Zealand’s chief customer and sales officer, Leanne Geraghty, spoke to Michael Doran about how the airline’s new initiatives are helping to get the operator to the right route

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Airliner World February 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

Japan Airlines A350 engulfed in flames at Tokyo Haneda

A Japan Airlines Airbus A350 was engulfed in flames as it landed at Tokyo/Haneda on Tuesday, January 2.

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Commercial aviation trends to watch in 2024

The frenetic pace of the commercial aviation sector shows no signs of slowing down in 2024. As we start the new year, Gordon Smith highlights some of the key areas to look out for over the coming 12 months

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Flight Simulation

Abu Dhabi Yas Island for MSFS released

iniBuilds has released Abu Dhabi Yas Island for Microsoft Flight Simulator for free.

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Air Combat Simulation – Part 6

In this instalment, we explore the ‘art’ of aerial gunnery and discuss why hitting a target while moving within a three-dimensional environment is one of the most challenging aspects of dogfighting.

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Airports of the  Pacific Northwest

With the recent release by Roman Design of CYYJ Victoria International Airport, four major destinations in the Pacific Northwest are now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this feature, we travel to the region and explore all four airports.

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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 Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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 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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."