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Historic

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Varig Rise and Fall

Founded in the 1920s, Varig became Brazil’s biggest and best-known airline...

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Twin Otter: Part 1 – The de Havilland Canada Years

The Twin Otter has many claims to fame, but one fact stands out...

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The Royal Navy’s Last Biplane Fighter

Adapted for service from aircraft carriers...

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Mercure: Dassault’s Wing Messenger

The Dassault Mercure has the sad distinction of probably being the world’s least successful airliner...

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Aviation News October 2020

Welcome to Aviation News October 2020

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Military

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Germany to buy F-35A stealth fighters in astonishing switch

Germany’s astonishing about-face in defence matters has continued, just weeks after pumping €100bn into the country’s defence budget, with the announced intention to acquire the US-manufactured F-35A fifth generation stealth fighter

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 84

Welcome to the 84th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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A deep look into special forces aviation

The daring missions of multiple nations special operations forces behind enemy lines are invariably dependent on airlift – fixed or rotary wing – to get them safely to their targets and then successfully bring them home. AFM investigates the can-do mindset and unique skills of special forces aviators

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Commercial

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777X breakthrough for Boeing

After a series of delays, the Boeing 777-9 has finally taken to the skies...

California’s rotary round-up

Ian Frain reports from Anaheim, California, on Heli Expo 2020...

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Canadian dreams, Canadian reality

A major milestone has been achieved by Air Canada...

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Scandinavian sustainability

Scandinavian Airlines is in the process of modernising its entire fleet...

Are you ready for a robot?

Dave Unwin delves into the pros and cons of pilotless flight...

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Flight Simulation

Xtreme Prototypes GLJ Model 25 v3 Preview

treme Prototypes has released a sneak peek at the upcoming v3.0 GLJ Model 25 SE.

Traffic Global Released

Just Flight has announced the Windows version of Traffic Global for X-Plane 11 is now available.

Kota Kinabalu for X-Plane Out Now

JustAsia has released its first Malaysian destination, WBKK – Kota Kinabalu Airport for X-Plane 11.

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Upcoming Events

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 Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

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 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."

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."