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Glory Days in New York: JFK in the 1960s

The terraces at New York’s Idlewild Airport, renamed John F Kennedy International in December 1963...

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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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War veteran reminisces on the brilliance of de Havilland’s Mosquito

Key.Aero speaks to Flt Lt George Dunn who flew Halifax, Mosquitoes and Spitfires with the RAF during World War Two

Key aircraft from the Battle of Britain

As we mark the Battle of Britain’s 80th anniversary, watch exclusive footage of four aircraft that all served in the conflict.

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Finding the fallen

The loss of a Handley Page Halifax in June 1944, personal links and the work of artist Loz Atkinson have been combined to create an incredibly thought-provoking exhibition entitled ‘Finding The Fallen’

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Military

One dead, two injured in US Navy E-2D Hawkeye crash

A US Navy E-2D Hawkeye crashed in the area of Wallops Island and Chincoteague in the State of Virginia on March 30, resulting in one fatality

Two more Typhoons delivered to Kuwait

LEONARDO HAS delivered a further two Kuwait Air Force (KAF) Eurofighter Typhoons. The aircraft landed in Kuwait on March 29 after a ferry flight from the factory at Turin-Caselle.

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What's different about the upgraded Dassault Mirage 2000D RMV?

French Mirage 2000B and 2000D aircraft have recently been testing upgraded IR sensor systems and chaff/flare dispensers fitted into the new Damocles pod. Babak Taghvaee investigates

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Commercial

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...

Still Up in the Air?

Will the development of a controversial third runway at Heathrow happen? Will capacity issues be resolved? Mark Broadbent considers the latest on the decades-long UK airport expansion saga.

Flybe Collapse: Fleet Fallout

Martin Needham provides an overview of the Flybe fleet before crunching the big data to establish where the company’s grounded aircraft are currently located.

Flybe Collapse: Reaction from Westminster and Beyond

Flybe’s collapse has prompted mixed response from the UK government, unions and investors. We review the key comment and insight from this emerging story.

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator Episode 2 – Weather

The Microsoft development team has released the second episode of the Feature Discovery Series covering the atmospheric modelling in the upcoming flight simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – First look!

In the new issue of PC Pilot, we get hands-on experience for the first time with the upcoming and highly anticipated Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Terra Flora for X-Plane Incoming

Orbx has announced TerraFlora XP for X-Plane 11 is in development.

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Airshow London, Canada

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Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

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Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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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."