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Historic

Film star Moth up for auction in Miami

‘Out of Africa’ DH60 sale to benefit conservation charities

Rare ex-RAF Vampire flies again in Utah

One of only two genuine T11s airworthy in the world takes to the skies after almost 20 years

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Remarkable survivor - Navy Wings Swordfish

What it lacked in speed and svelte lines, it more than made up for in versatility, endurance and operational success. In fact, the Fairey Swordfish was one of Britain’s most successful World War Two aircraft. Steve Beebee speaks to Navy Wings about W5856, its remarkable Mk.I survivor

Kingcobra ‘Fatal Fang’ returns to Californian skies

Bell P-63 'Fatal Fang' is flying again in the US following a thorough restoration

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Battle of Britain Legend - 303 (Polish) Squadron

Having spent ten years researching their role in the Battle of Britain, Richard King delves into the legend to answer the question: fact or fiction?

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 180

Welcome to the 180th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Swiss Air Force Yorknite 2024 deployment dates

The Swiss Air Force has confirmed to Key.Aero the dates of its annual night flying Yorknite deployment to RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire.

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Red Arrows gear up for 60th anniversary season

The iconic aerobatic display team have returned to nine jets for the landmark season

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Commercial

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Why two PA-28s are painted in BCal livery

It has been almost four decades since British Airways acquired British Caledonian, but if you know where to look, the carrier’s iconic Golden Lion can still be seen in UK skies. Aviation News speaks to Richard Heywood and Robin Washington

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Aviation News February 2024

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Embraer E-Jets – the secrets of their success

As airlines search for ever-more economical ways of serving their markets, the ‘crossover jet’ category of small airliners provides Embraer with a potential route into an expanding portfolio of customers. Alan Dron asks if it’s living up to the hype

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Air New Zealand innovations - sleeping pods available to all passenger classes

Air New Zealand’s chief customer and sales officer, Leanne Geraghty, spoke to Michael Doran about how the airline’s new initiatives are helping to get the operator to the right route

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Airliner World February 2024

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Flight Simulation

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Air Combat Simulation – Part 6

In this instalment, we explore the ‘art’ of aerial gunnery and discuss why hitting a target while moving within a three-dimensional environment is one of the most challenging aspects of dogfighting.

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Airports of the  Pacific Northwest

With the recent release by Roman Design of CYYJ Victoria International Airport, four major destinations in the Pacific Northwest are now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this feature, we travel to the region and explore all four airports.

East Midlands Airport for X-Plane 12

Orbx has announced EGNX East Midlands Airport for X-Plane 12 is out now.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

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."

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

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!"

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."