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Historic

The Vampire and the jet age

Originally called the Spider Crab, the Vampire ushered in a new era for de Havilland, and was used by some air forces until the end of the 1980s.

Restoring a de Havilland Sea Venom

Getting a 1950s naval jet fighter back to its original condition is a painstaking business…

The Mosquito’s 272kg bomb

Known as the ‘Highball’, only 200 were ever made. Watch footage of one that was raised up from the bottom of a Scottish loch – 74 years after being dropped by a Mosquito from 618 Squadron.

Made of wood, held together with four bolts: de Havilland’s WW2 game-changer

From being turned down by the Ministry of Defence to becoming de Havilland’s greatest wartime aircraft, the story behind the Mosquito – and the incredible engineering behind it – showed aviation ingenuity at its very best.

Inside the de Havilland Mosquito B35 bomber

Watch our video of the Mosquito’s interior – these are the conditions that pilots and navigators faced…

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Military

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A day with the Irish Air Corps' Emergency Aeromedical Service

As the Irish Air Corps marks its centenary year, Chris Croot was invited to spend the day with its Emergency Aeromedical Service to witness its life-saving work

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AirForces Monthly May 2022

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Aviation News May 2022

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Commercial

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Flybe Fiasco: An undignified end

Even before the full scale of the coronavirus crisis became clear,...

AIR International May 2020

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Disaster Down Under!

Australia is starting to emerge from its worst bushfire season in living memory, with severe weather switching to storms and floods in some states. Khalem Chapman and Paul Eden scrutinise the aviation offensive to protect life and land.

Coronavirus: Six Airlines Fighting Back Against COVID-19

While most airlines across the world have now stopped operating many of their scheduled services, some are helping to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by operating flights to collect medical supplies from China. Here’s six interesting examples.

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Coronavirus: Bailout or Bust?

Airlines are desperately seeking subsidies to ensure or prolong their survival. Selwyn Parker considers the industry’s COVID-19 cash crisis and outlines what governments worldwide are doing to ease the pain.

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Flight Simulation

New Swiss Destination from Orbx Incoming

Orbx has announced a Swiss Alpine destination, Samedan, is in the works for FSX and Prepar3D.

London Gatwick for FSX and Prepar3D

Scenery developer, JennaSoft has announced London Gatwick (EGKK) for FSX and Prepar3D is now available.

Edinburgh for P3D and X-Plane Released

Orbx has announced EGPH Edinburgh for Prepar3D version 4 and X-Plane 11 is out now.

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