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Historic

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TECH SUPPORT

A 1947 visit to rural Buckinghamshire, and the engineering specialists...

Remembering Mark Hanna – extra pictures

The FlyPast pays tribute to OFMC’s Mark Hanna, an airshow legend who tragically lost his life 20 years ago this month.

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Unique VL Myrsky on show

The Myrsky MY-14 project has been put on display in Tikkakoski....

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Progress on Newark Buccaneer and Puma

Newark-based Buccaneer XN964 has been returned to its 1965 appearance....

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Corsair Crazy

THUNDER OVER MICHIGAN Kev Baxter witnessed a true spectacle...

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Military

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The story of Boeing's problematic KC-46 Pegasus programme

Over budget and besieged with problems, Boeing’s KC-46 Pegasus continues to come under scrutiny. Tom Kaminski provides a timely update

Belgium deploys A400M for first international exercise

The Belgian Air Component conducted its first international A400M exercise during October 11-25, this is after a detachment of 148 military personnel and two Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft from the 15th Airlift Wing participated in the Airlift Block Training (ABT) at Pisa Air Base, Italy

Behind the scenes of a 100 squadron hot bombing mission

Recently Key.Aero joined 100 Squadron for Operation Flash Strike at both RAF Leeming, Yorkshire, and the Ministry of Defence’s Donna Nook Weapons Range in Lincolnshire. Operation Flash Strike saw a total of 16 3kg practice bombs dropped from the Hawk T1 at Donna Nook range against fictitious adversary threats provided by the JTACS throughout two sorties

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Commercial

Turboprop times

According to ATR, more than one third of the world’s commercial...

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Ultra-low Emission Zone Announced at Heathrow

THE UK’S only hub airport has announced tough plans to protect...

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Frankfurt Airport Celebrates Expansion Milestone

OPERATING COMPANY Fraport has laid the cornerstone of Frankfurt...

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Nashville Added to Spirit Network

THE US city of Nashville is set to welcome one of the country’s...

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The Jewel of Africa

Snapshot Zimbabwe was once dubbed the ‘Jewel of Africa’ for...

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Flight Simulation

TFFJ – St Barts for X-Plane

Saint Barthélemy Airport (TFFJ) in the Caribbean is famous for its steep descent over a hilltop and short landing strip. Consequently, the largest aircraft allowed to operate to the airport is the Canadian-built de Havilland Dash 7 Twin Otter.

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PMDG Douglas DC-6 Cloudmaster for FSX

PMDG recently announced the release of its DC-6 for FSX...

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Design 717

Chris Frishmuth reviews TFDi’s debut release

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Upcoming Events

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."

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 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!"

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

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!"

AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."