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Historic

Tragedy in Texas

The thoughts of all at FlyPast and Key Aero are with those affected by yesterday’s accident

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How's one of the world's most fascinating Spitfire restorations progressing?

A primary aim in returning Spitfire PRIV AA810 to flying condition is to pay tribute to the RAF’s photo-reconnaissance squadrons — and to do so with a meticulous rebuild of this very rare machine

Wartime carrier pilot flies again

Former Fleet Air Arm pilot Geoffrey ‘Robbie’ Robson, RN, who is 97-years young, went flying again recently, courtesy of the Buckminster Gliding Club at Saltby

HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION

How good is your aircraft recognition? Can you recognise these experimental types?

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Restoration awaits Australian C-47

Australia’s Historical Aircraft Restoration Society is to restore Douglas C-47A Dakota 43-48234

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Military

RNLAF receives final CH-47F Chinook from Boeing

Boeing has delivered the 20th and final CH-47F Chinook to the Royal Netherlands Air Force

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Falcon 7X spotted in Indonesian Air Force colours

A Dassault Falcon 7X business jet wearing the markings of the Indonesian Air Force has been spotted in the Netherlands ahead of what is believed to be the aircraft’s imminent delivery to the Asian air arm

Romania inks €388m deal to buy F-16s from Norway

A contract for the sale of 32 second-hand Royal Norwegian Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons to Romania was signed by the Romanian government and the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency on November 4

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Commercial

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Silk Way West Airlines to add 777X

The Azerbaijani cargo carrier says acquisition of the brand-new widebody type will enable benefits including the further expansion of its international network.

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A jumbo farewell: Flying on Lufthansa’s 747-400s

As Wilbur Sargunaraj makes an important trip home, he uses the opportunity to take one last flight on his beloved Boeing 747-400.

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What makes the 747-8 the ultimate Jumbo?

The age of the Jumbo jet began more than 50 years ago when Boeing launched the 747. As the final aircraft nears delivery, Bruce Hales-Dutton details the latest, and now last-ever, variant.

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Flight Simulation

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iniBuilds’ Airbus A300-600 tutorial - Part 5

In the previous issue, our A300 finally took flight towards the sunny shores of La Palma Airport in the Canary Islands. This time, we will pick our flight up as we reach 1,500ft and finally find time to relax.

La-7 for DCS World incoming

Eagle Dynamics has announced third-party developer OctopusG is developing the La-7 for DCS World.

DCS Dynamic Weather coming soon

After extensive testing of new moving clouds and effects, Eagle Dynamics is ready to update DCS World weather in the upcoming 2.8 version.

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