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Midwestern Magic

OSHKOSH • USA Kev Baxter reports from the ever-impressive...

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Flying Brush Strokes

AVIATION ART GAVA ANNUAL EXHIBITION FlyPast editor Chris Clifford...

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Double Mamba Sub-hunter

Fairey Gannet ASW Andrew Thomas explains how the Fairey Gannet...

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Flight return imminent for Canadian Avenger

The CWHM’s Avenger is almost ready for flight. DEREK MICKELOFF-CWHM...

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Phantom refurbishment begins at Bentwaters

McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2 XV401 is being restored at Bentwaters...

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Report cites pilot error as cause of fatal USAF T-38C crash

A US Air Force Air Education and Training Command Accident Investigation Board Report has found that pilot error was to blame for a fatal crash involving a T-38C Talon near Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama, on February 19, 2021

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 68

Welcome to the 68th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

UK to boost capacity of Texan T1 fleet with extra aircraft

Affinity Flying Training Services has received a contract – worth approximately £65m – from the UK Ministry of Defence for the operation of four additional Beechcraft T-6C Texan IIs under the UK Military Flying Training System programme

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Commercial

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ePassport Gates Extended

THE UK government has expanded the use of ePassport gates to...

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Forest-themed West Pier Opened at Helsinki

AIRPORT OPERATOR Finavia has opened the first phase of its forestthemed...

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New Short Hop for Super Jumbo

THE OMANI capital Muscat has joined the super jumbo club. The...

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Peril in the Peaks

For many adventurers attempting to scale Everest, risks begin...

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Gateway to Basque Country

Passenger numbers and facilities have grown at Bilbao Airport,...

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Flight Simulation

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DHC-2 Beaver

Chris Frishmuth fulfils his dream of becoming a bush pilot…...

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Challenging Airports - Svolvaer, Norway (ENSH)

Challenging Airports - Svolvaer, Norway (ENSH)

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World War II scenery

COMMS Dear PC Pilot With reference to Henk Vanderven’s...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

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!"

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Southport Air Show

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Southport, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "The annual Air Show takes place on Southport beach and is a weekend packed with entertainment! If you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids, as well as the flying programme, there is plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, climbing walls, assault courses and plenty more!"