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Historic

Yorkshire Air Museum Receives DCMS Culture Recovery Grant

The historic WWII site of the Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial has been awarded £312,531 under the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

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Aeroplane November 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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DATABASE: HISPANO BUCHÓN - DEVELOPMENT

How Spain came to fit a German fighter with a British engine...

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WORKSHOP: Nursed back to health

With the addition of Spitfire IXT TE308 to its fleet...

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DATABASE: HISPANO BUCHÓN - INSIGHTS

A warbird legend compares the Spanish-built Bf 109 with the German original...

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Military

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First T-7A Red Hawk for the USAF unveiled

The first T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer jet destined for the US Air Force was unveiled by Boeing at its St Louis facility in Missouri on April 28

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The USAF's new air to air missile, the AIM-260 JATM

David Axe reports on the USAF's new air-to-air missile, the AIM-260 Joint Advanced Tactical Missile (JATM)

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Commercial

Qatar Airways is Giving Away 100,000 'Free' Tickets from Today

Qatar Airways is set to hand out 100,000 free round-trip tickets to healthcare professionals as a way of saying thank you for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ryanair: Queuing for the Toilet to be Banned

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has revealed that as part of its plans to reintroduce 40% of its normal flight schedules from July, passengers will no longer be allowed to queue for the toilet. Instead they will have to request permission from a crew member.

Willie Walsh: UK Quarantine Raises Relaunch Doubts

The chief executive of British Airways’ parent group IAG has said the company will need to review its plans to relaunch flights after the British prime minister Boris Johnson revealed proposals to implement a 14-day quarantine period for passengers arriving into the UK by air.

Coronavirus: Willie Walsh Warns of Further Cuts

The owner of British Airways has warned that further group wide restructuring will be “essential” for its survival and that it could take up to three years for passenger demand to return to normal.

Coronavirus: IATA Warns Against Leaving Middle Seats Empty

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said it does not recommend that airlines leave the middle seats empty on flights, as they argue that such a measure offers few safety benefits and doing so, would stunt operators’ ability to turn a profit.

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Flight Simulation

New Italian Destination for X-Plane

JustAsia has announced its first European airport is now available for X-Plane 11.

SSG 747-8 V2.0 Anniversary Edition Takes Flight

Supercritical Simulations Group (SSG) has released the long-awaited follow-on to the 747-8 Series for X-Plane 11.

Carenado B120 Upgraded

Chilean developer, Carenado has released version 1.3 of the B120 for FSX and Prepar3D.

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The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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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."

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".