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Historic

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Californian Dream

American aviation legend Steve Hinton has recently brought his F8F Bearcat back to life...

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MEDITERRANEAN MAELSTROM

Morten Jessen and Andrew Arthy describe how Fw 190 operations...

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How de Havilland survived after Comet crashes

After two Comet jetliners plunged into the Mediterranean Sea in 1954, doubts were cast over the survival of de Havilland. This article looks at the manufacturer, its aircraft and Ken Ellis explains how the company came back from the brink

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Transport Titans

Bob Archer details the logistical intricacies of the USAF’s Exercise Big Lift...

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Restoration Scene: From Medway to Malta

Robin Brooks relates the life of a much-travelled Meteor F.8, whose restoration has been completed at Malta Aviation Museum Foundation

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Military

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F-22 Raptor loss is F-15EX gain in latest US budget request

The US military looks set to be delivered a mix blessing in the US President’s 2023 financial year defence budget request, with cuts to existing platform numbers while new platforms are brought online

One dead, two injured in US Navy E-2D Hawkeye crash

A US Navy E-2D Hawkeye crashed in the area of Wallops Island and Chincoteague in the State of Virginia on March 30, resulting in one fatality

Two more Typhoons delivered to Kuwait

LEONARDO HAS delivered a further two Kuwait Air Force (KAF) Eurofighter Typhoons. The aircraft landed in Kuwait on March 29 after a ferry flight from the factory at Turin-Caselle.

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Commercial

Middle of the market: the Boeing NMA conundrum

Hundreds of Airbus A321XLRs have been sold for the so-called ‘middle of the market’. With airlines decisively backing the European aircraft, Mark Broadbent questions where this leaves Boeing’s plans for an all-new alternative.

Do airlines dream of electric fleets?

With the world becoming increasingly conscious of its ecological...

Boosting engine performance

Keeping aircraft engines fit for action is key to the global airline industry...

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Airliner World March 2020

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Blended-Wing Breakthrough for Airbus MAVERIC Team

Airbus has unveiled its “blended wing body” prototype, the basis of which could offer significant fuel savings versus existing technology and overhaul the onboard passenger experience.

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Flight Simulation

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REVIEW: Mad Flight Studio’s Spectr-Aero SP-30

It has been a good year for us fans of bush and utility aircraft with many releases for both Prepar3D and X-Plane. Earlier in the year, new X-Plane developer Mad Flight Studio released its unique Spectr-Aero SP-30.

Lukla Extreme Prepar3D

The latest airport from Aerosoft is Lukla - Mount Everest Extreme for Prepar3D version 4.

SFD Global now Available

SFD Global is an all-in-one solution for a more immersive X-Plane world, combining new high-definition ground textures, forests and custom global autogen with....

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McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

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Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"