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Historic

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Lake Windermere's incredible Waterbird

Newly airborne from Lake Windermere this summer, the replica of the unique Waterbird represents a tremendous accomplishment — and a delightful way to recall the achievements of the 1911 original

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How good was the Sopwith Camel in battle?

Sopwith’s most famous fighter earned its reputation in hard fought aerial combats. Andrew Thomas documents the wartime use of the legendary biplane

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What is it like to own and fly a North American L-17 Navion?

From the same same stable as the legendary P-51 Mustang, the North American L-17 Navion offers both a user-friendly and enjoyably wild ride, as Dave Unwin discovered

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Is this the strangest place to see a Hawker Hunter?

After undergoing an extensive restoration, the first production Hawker Hunter F.1 WT555 has been moved to a new home, but not in a museum as you might expect. Key.Aero recounts the iconic aircraft’s story

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Short Sperrin – The Forgotten V Bomber

In 1946, amid escalating tension between East and West, Britain embarked on a programme of nuclear jet bomber development, including the stopgap Short Sperrin, as Pete London explains...

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Military

Mozambique strengthens counter-terrorism capabilities with new aircraft

The Mozambique Air Force has moved to strengthen its counter-terrorism capabilities with the purchase of two transport aircraft from South Africa-based aerospace/defence company, Paramount Group

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UK donates Sea King helicopters to aid Ukraine’s fight against Russia

As part of its latest military aid package to Ukraine, the UK MOD revealed on November 23 that three Westland Sea King helicopters have been donated to the war-torn country to provide additional key capabilities to the Ukrainian Armed Forces as it continues to fight off Russian invaders

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Combat Aircraft Journal January 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Commercial

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What next for Norwegian carrier Flyr?

Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, CEO of Norwegian carrier Flyr, tells Tom Batchelor about the ups and downs of running a new airline in these uncertain times

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North American airlines: the post-pandemic battle

Tom Batchelor takes an in-depth look at how North America’s airlines are tackling everything from pilot shortages to a jumpy cargo sector

QUIZ: World Cup football flights

With the World Cup about to kick off in Qatar, national teams from around the globe have jetted to the Middle East. From VIP jets to special charters, in this special edition of our weekly quiz, we're testing your knowledge of how the international squads have reached Doha. Good luck!

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Flight Simulation

DCS: MB-339 out now

Eagle Dynamics has announced third-party developer, IndiaFoxtEcho has released the MB-339 for DCS World.

Unalaska Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Orbx has announced that PADU Unalaska Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

London Heathrow for X-Plane 12

Origami Studios has announced London Heathrow EGLL is now available for X-Plane 12.

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.