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Historic

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Lancaster Return to Flight

The return to flight of a UK-based Avro Lancaster is the stuff that dreams are made of. FlyPast's Steve Beebee visited the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre where fantasy is rapidly becoming reality…

Mustang engine reaches Sywell

The Packard Merlin engine and propeller from a P-51D Mustang have been donated to Sywell Aviation Museum for restoration and display

HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: F-86 'SABRE DOG'

With November 18, 2022, marking the 70th anniversary of Capt J Slade Nash USAF setting a world speed record of 698.505mph over a 3km course across Southern California’s Salton Sea in F-86D Sabre 51-2945, we dedicate this week’s Historic Aviation Quiz to North American’s ‘Sabre Dog’…

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Mitchell and Bolingbroke for East Kirkby

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre – home to Lancaster Just Jane – has now received a B-25 Mitchell and two Bolingbrokes

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FlyPast January 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Military

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How is the USAF's PACAF command posturing to address the China threat?

The USAF’s Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) command faces an increasing challenge amid growing tensions with China. AirForces Monthly takes a detailed view of PACAF and the vital role it plays

Belgium’s first F-35A is now in production

The Belgian Ministry of Defence revealed that the manufacturing process of the country’s first F-35A Lightning II has begun at Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 14

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 120: World Cup Edition

Calling all aviation and football fans! The hotly anticipated FIFA World Cup 2022 has officially kicked off in Qatar, with 32 nations vying to get their hands on the coveted trophy! While there is no trophy here, can you correctly identify these 32 military aircraft with their respective operators in this special World Cup edition of the Monday Military Aviation Quiz?

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Commercial

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Airborne law enforcement in Washoe County

AIR International visited Nevada's Washoe County to hear about the crucial role the Airborne Law Enforcement Unit plays in the work of the Sheriff’s Office

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Business aviation: an unlikely eco champion

Business aviation is, in many areas, blazing the sustainability trail, contrary to popular perception. Paul E Eden finds out more

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British Airways reveals BRAND-NEW destination in United States

Plans for a new transatlantic route have been unveiled. Due to launch from next Summer, it will become the flag carrier’s 27th US destination served directly from London. Find out where now…

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Flight Simulation

Typhoon for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

CJ Simulations has released its first aircraft collection for Microsoft Flight Simulator - the Eurofighter Typhoon.

X-Plane 12 arrives in Brisbane

Orbx has announced YBBN Brisbane Airport is now available for X-Plane 12.

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Flight sim airports - Part 2

In part 2, we continue our exploration of some of the more recently available airports in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Quality and features vary quite widely but we will start with one of the best: CYYZ Toronto Pearson International Airport by FlyTampa, where obsession to detail appears to be the hallmark of the designers.

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.