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Historic

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PROVING A POINT - BAC 221

It was an aircraft that led a double life...

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A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY - Air Transport Auxiliary

A world of opportunity was how the late Lettice Curtis described flying as a ferry pilot for the Air Transport Auxiliary.

More parts acquired for Whitley rebuild

The UK-based Whitley Project has recently acquired a complete lower cowling from an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley.

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FlyPast February 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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SYWELL’S SPANISH Invasion

Darren Harbar explores the UK’s blossoming Hispano Aviación Buchón population, while Gary Brown uncovers the history of the fleet

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Military

T-7A Red Hawk Feature Premium

An in-depth look at USAF's upcoming T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer

The USAF’s new advanced training aircraft, the T-7A Red Hawk, honours one of its most distinguished squadrons. Tom Kaminski provides a timely update of the type’s upcoming arrival in service

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Cold War fast jet pilot Ian Black on preparing for Bosnian night CAP

In the first of a two-part feature, respected Cold War fast jet pilot Ian Black reveals his thoughts and fears as he prepares for a nocturnal Combat Air Patrol through the war-torn skies of Bosnia

USMC one step closer to deploying the F-35C aboard carriers

VMFA-314 complete final integrated training cycle with CSG 3 and are now one step closer to being the first USMC unit to deploy aboard a carrier with the F-35C

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Commercial

Learn More About Tower Solutions

As civilian air traffic continues to grow, airports must increase efficiency and manage more complex operations, while improving safety and compliance.

Ex-RAF C-130Js to Blue Angels and Bangladesh

At the Royal International Air Tattoo on July 17. Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group hosted the official signing of a contract between the US and UK for a C-130J aircraft that will become the replacement to the iconic ‘Fat Albert’ for the Blue Angels flying demonstration team.

Learjet 75 Liberty launched

Bombardier’s newly launched Learjet 75 Liberty light jet. Bombardier...

Colourful tails at Wittmundhafen

Wittmundhafen-based Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 71 Richthofen...

Argentina re-engines Pucará

IA-58H Pucará prototype AX-561 has been given a smart new coat...

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Flight Simulation

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Wings Over Flanders Fields

Part 1 – Main features and design ethos Purchase and CFS3...

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A2A Simulations

An exclusive interview with Scott Gentile

Bulldog on short final

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the Bristol Bulldog is nearing...

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Upcoming Events

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 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 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."

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".