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Historic

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Aeroplane August 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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VICTORY 75: NORWEGIAN NEMESIS

To the victor, the spoils — but also, after the end of World War Two in Europe...

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DATABASE: FAIREY FIREFLY

Database puts the spotlight on Fairey Firefly...

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THE AEROPLANE News from August 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered the momentous events of 1940...

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WARBIRDS: BOOM AND ZOOM

Reflections on owning and flying Europe’s only Boomerang...

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Military

F-111E exercises and weapons detachments

Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) recalls the exercises and weapons detachments he participated in while flying with the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing

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Ukraine ‘appreciates’ Turkish defence support, calls out earlier German reluctance

A senior Ukrainian official has praised the contribution that Turkey has in providing support to the country’s armed forces, before calling out Germany's earlier reluctance

Flying the F-111E in the UK, roles and memorable sorties

Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) recalls what it was like flying in the UK and describes a typical F-111 low-level training sortie

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Commercial

E190 Entry for Amaszonas

AMASZONAS LÍNEA Aérea of Bolivia is the region’s newest Embraer E-Jet customer

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Qantas Reveals Centenary Scheme

QANTAS unveils a special livery on its newest Dreamliner

Short Take-off ATR 42 Announced

ATR HAS launched a short take-off and landing (STOL) variant...

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Displaying the Big Jets

Frank Chapman provided Benoît Denet with a fascinating insight into life as an Airbus experimental test pilot

New CAE Gatwick Training Centre Opens

EasyJet’s agreement with CAE culminates with the opening of a state-of-the art facility at London Gatwick.

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Flight Simulation

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FlightSimExpo 2019

Thomas Haynes reports on North America’s largest flight simulation...

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Back to Basics - Series 2, Lesson 7

Preparing for more complex navigation

Just Flight announces the Robin DR400

The next general aviation aircraft by Just Flight will be the...

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Upcoming Events

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

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.

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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Anchorage, United States

US military airshow

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."