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Historic

Ultimate historic aviation accommodation!

A former RAF tower overlooking a bombing range that the Dambusters used has become a luxury getaway. We went to have a look…

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Super Tucano: Battle-Ready Brazilian

Following last month’s article on the Tucano...

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The Comeback Cub

In November 1937 the first Cubs came off the Piper Aircraft production line...

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Aviation News September 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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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.

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Military

USAF F-22A suffers landing mishap at Eglin AFB

A Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor assigned to the USAF’s 325th Fighter Wing (FW) has been damaged after the fifth-generation air superiority stealth fighter suffered a mishap upon landing at Eglin AFB, Florida, on March 22

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Irish Air Corps’ commander on centenary and force’s future

As the Irish Air Corps celebrates its centenary, Chris Croot spoke to Brigadier General Rory O’Connor, General Officer Commanding of the organisation for his thoughts on the milestone and what the future may hold for the force

First UK manufactured V-tail for RAF Protector fitted

A GA-ASI MQ-9B Protector destined for the RAF has been fitted with the first V-tail manufactured on the Isle of Wight by GKN Aerospace

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Commercial

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Volotea Revolutionising the Low-Cost Airline Model

Spanish budget airline Volotea has flipped the low-cost model on its head...

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Tales of the Trislander

Barry Lloyd examines the Trislander which was developed from the successful Islander...

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South African Airways: Wings of the Rainbow Nation

Jozef Mols outlines the history of South African Airways...

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Enthusiasts’ UK Route Guide

Editor Dino Carrara, Ashley French and Martin Davidson list the most interesting passenger airline routes to the UK...

A380 to make way for A321 production increase

Airbus is to capitalise on the drawing down of its A380 production line by boosting A320 Family production at its Toulouse/Blagnac site.

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Flight Simulation

146 Professional takes shape

Just Flight has released work-in-progress screenshots of its 146 Professional.

A2A Announces Move to X-Plane

A2A Simulations announces move to X-Plane.

KATL Atlanta 2019 released

Imaginesim has released the 2019 version of KATL Atlanta for Prepar3D version 4.

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