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Historic

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DC-10 in BCal and BA Service

In the first of three articles to mark the 50th anniversary of the first flight by McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on August 29, 1970, Bob O’Brien recounts the type’s service with British Caledonian Airways, its charter subsidiaries and latterly British Airways.

Quiz: 80 Years of the North American B-25 Mitchell

To commemorate 80 years of the B-25 Mitchell, we've put together a special quiz to test your knowledge on the historic aircraft.

The history of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine

It is, quite simply, one of the most recognisable sounds of the last century. Tara Leggett delves into the history of the second most-produced engine of World War II to understand its adored status

The 75th Anniversary of VJ Day

After six years of fighting, with three of those against Japan, VJ Day would finally mark the end of World War II

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Military

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Why has Russia failed to project airpower over Ukraine?

Russia was expecting to dominate the skies over Ukraine early into the conflict. However, while the air arm boasts significant advantages when compared with its Ukrainian counterpart, it has seemingly failed to project airpower effectively in the opening weeks of its invasion, as former fighter pilot turned aviation researcher, Sqn Ldr (Ret’d) Fahad Masood (MRAeS) at MCBS, Oman, explains

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Inside France's sophisticated air defence network

We report on the Posture Permanente de Sûreté Aérienne, which mobilises 500 aviators daily to face any potential aerial threat

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The RAF's last search and rescue unit marks 50 years of helicopter ops

We explore the past and present of the RAF’s sole remaining search-and-rescue unit, as it celebrates a momentous milestone this year

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Commercial

Police Hawks at 50

By the time it gained its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, North Macedonia already had a rich aviation heritage...

Diversity is key to pilot recruitment

Aviation experts are embracing a variety of approaches to source potential pilots...

Pilot Shortages – myth or reality?

According to statistics, more than 800,000 new airline pilots will be needed in the next 20 years...

Aiming high

Solar-powered aircraft designed to remain airborne for months...

First Look: Aeroflot A350 Breaks Cover

RUSSIAN FLAG carrier Aeroflot’s maiden Airbus A350 has been spotted leaving the paint shop sporting the company’s new corporate livery.

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Flight Simulation

Inverness for X-Plane Out Now

UK2000 has announced the X-Plane version of Inverness 2019 is now available.

CT182T Skylane G1000 for X-Plane Out Now

Carenado has announced the CT182T Skylane G1000 version is now available for X-Plane 11.

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PC Pilot Issue 124 Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! Here's a round up of what PC Pilot has been asked lately!

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Airshow London, Canada

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CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."