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Historic

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The history of Fokker

It went from having a massive 60% of the market in the US to needing a bail-out from the Dutch government. What happened to Fokker Aircraft?

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Remembering Ray Hanna

15 years since the aviation world mourned the loss of legend Ray Hanna, we look back at footage passed on to us by the Red Arrow founder's daughter

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Lancaster 'Just Jane' - Return to Flight Project

British skies are destined to be blessed by a second airworthy Avro Lancaster, the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s magnificent ‘Just Jane’. Steve Beebee spoke to project leader Andrew Panton, with photography by Martin Keen

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Suicide Squad

Inside Stories ‘RAMM’ FIGHTERS. Ian Baxter tells the horrifying...

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Skydancing Stearmans

Inside Stories: AEROSUPERBATICS WINGWALKERS. Assistant Editor Jamie...

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Military

Swedish Gripen C/D upgrade aims to keep type relevant until mid-2030s

Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration has contracted Saab to upgrade the Swedish Air Force’s entire JAS 39C/D Gripen fleet in a bid to keep the multi-role fighters operationally relevant until the mid-2030s

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Ukraine-Russia War: Analysing the First Month

As Vladimir Putin redirects forces to the Russian-controlled Donbas and Crimean regions, evidence of possible war crimes is coming to light. Khalem Chapman charts recent key events in the conflict

Canadian company to provide ISR drones to Ukraine

Canada-based uncrewed aerial system platform and service provider Volatus Aerospace has announced it has begun the delivery of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance system to Ukraine

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Commercial

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From Bus Station to Aviation

Long before Southwest Airlines, Ryanair and AirAsia, there was Skyways Coach-Air...

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The Spoils of War (and What the War Spoiled)

An unusual event in the history of a Boeing 727-200 in Air Salvage International's care...

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Maintaining the Edge

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Qatar Airways' network has been more resolute than most...

European Air Traffic Showing Signs of Recovery

The number of daily flights in Europe edged above 6,000 per day for the first time since March 24, showing that the recovery in air travel across the region is beginning to take shape. Data from EUROCONTROL shows that on June 2, traffic levels increased above that figure and stayed there for four days in a row.

Eastern Airways Sets Sights on Southampton Restart

UK regional airline, Eastern Airways will resume its growing network of routes from Southampton Airport from June 22. The Humberside-based carrier is expected to relaunch an initial daily weekday service to Belfast/City, Manchester, Newcastle and Aberdeen followed by a further increase in destinations at later dates.

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Flight Simulation

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PC Pilot Issue 125

The full issue in page-turning format

Orbx Simulation Systems Interview

The past year and the road ahead ...

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

The global preview event - Part 2

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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".

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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 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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"