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Historic

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WORKSHOP: BRISTOL FASHION

Aerospace Bristol’s Bolingbroke project has so far proceeded somewhat out of the limelight...

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BEETLE MANIA

For any manufacturer an annular-wing vertical take-off and landing jet was a step into the unknown...

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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Restoration Scene: Tempting Reality

The ‘carrot’ of an airworthy Hawker Tempest has been dangling for years...

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Military

US hands over second C-130H Hercules to Niger

A second C-130H Hercules has been delivered by the US Government to Niger to join the Armée de l’Air du Nigér (Niger Air Force) inventory

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Calidus unveils B-350 combat ISR turboprop

UAE-based aircraft manufacturer Calidus has finally unveiled at the recent Dubai Airshow a mock-up of its B-350 border patrol aircraft (BPA) after years of keeping it under wraps

Belgium replaces Italy in Estonia for NATO Air Policing

Italy handed the Baltic Air Policing (BAP) baton at the start of December to Belgium, after a record-breaking detachment period

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Commercial

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Spirit in the sky

In recent years Spirit Airlines has established itself as one of the most successful ultra low-cost carriers in the Americas. Amid a changing consumer landscape, Ralph Olson examines the company’s efforts to refine its winning business model even further.

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.

Bombing the Netherlands

Kees van der Mark reports on the rapid reaction test deployment...

Spooky gunships leave Central Command

AC-130U 90-0167 on final approach to RAF Mildenhall during its...

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Flight Simulation

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NZ Charter Pilot Flight Adventure

Peter Stark explores the MilViz 310R Redux

Reality Expansion Pack for Carenado’s Bonanza

SimCoders has released its ‘Reality Expansion...

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Orbx’s  Netherlands TrueEarth HD

Netherlands, as you’ve never seen it before!

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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 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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

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."

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."

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."