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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.

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Ilyushin Il-18: Soviet Turboprop Triumph

Seven decades after its maiden flight, numerous derivatives of of the Ilyushin Il-18 are still in regular operation...

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DC-10 Tankers: Extending Airpower

Derived from the DC-10, the KC-10A has supported every major conflict involving US forces since entering service in 1981. As Dr Kevin Wright explains, the Extender has been vital to US force projection for nearly 40 years, while DC-10-based tankers have also served others users.

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Escort Fighters: 118 Sqn’s Spitfire Years – Part 2

Tom Spencer concludes the story of 118 Sqn’s Spitfires...

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.

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Military

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Inside the Irish Air Corps: The helicopters of No 3 Ops Wing

From airlifting premature babies to fighting fires and conducting anti-terrorism operations, the IAC’s No 3 Ops Wing has a diverse range of responsibilities. Josef Campion reports

AERALIS reveals innovative modular jet at DIMDEX 2022 with Emir of Qatar present

British military jet developer, AERALIS revealed two full-scale replica jets during a ceremony at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) 2022 at Qatar's National Convention Centre on March 21

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 85

Welcome to the 85th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

Qatar Airways responds to Russia probe

Two former Qatar Airways employees based in Russia have been found guilty of charges relating an abuse of authority.

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AIR International February 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

Flybe Saved from Brink of Collapse

THE UK’S largest regional airline, Flybe, has been saved from administration following government intervention.

BelugaXL Begins Service

EUROPEAN AEROSPACE giant Airbus has pressed the BelugaXL into service.

Police Hawks at 50

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

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Flight Simulation

London City Airport for Prepar3D simulator released

Orbx has announced EGLC London City Airport for Prepar3D simulation platform version 4 is out now. 

KATL Atlanta 2019 released

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

DCS: World War II Asset pack update

​​Eagle Dynamics has added two new vehicles to its DCS: WWII Asset Pack.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.