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Historic

A Polish-born pilot’s World War Two story

This week’s MyPast tells the story of Kajestan Ignatowski, a Polish-born pilot who made his way to Britain in the Second World War

FlyPast Podcast Episode 8

In Episode 8 the team chat to David Duker, founder of the Tally Ho Project, about the Battle of Britain, his afternoon reminiscing with John Hemingway, and how he became friends with Bill Green...

Historic Aviation Quiz

Put your historic aviation knowledge to the test!

What happened to Amelia Earhart?

Captured, cast away, new identities and crashes… what are the theories behind one of aviation’s most speculated disappearances?

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2021 Aviation Puzzle Book

Test your puzzle skills and aviation knowledge with the 2021 Aviation Puzzle Book

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Military

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What aircraft will fly in the Queen’s Jubilee flypast?

A highlight for many of Thursday's (June 2) Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be a mass military flypast over Buckingham Palace. Key.Aero rounds up the aircraft expected to take part

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UK should keep C-130Js Defence Committee told

The UK should retain the C-130J Hercules fleet, which is slated for retirement in 2023, according to evidence given recently to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee.

Royal Thai Navy receives first RQ-21A Blackjack UAV from the US

The US Navy formally handed over the first Boeing Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack UAS to the Royal Thai Navy during a ceremony at an undisclosed location in Thailand on May 24

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Commercial

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Here’s Where Your Money Goes When You Book a Flight

Fuel, crew, airport charges and even aircraft maintenance: here’s the breakdown of your airline ticket.

Airports That Don’t Exist Anymore

From housing developments to business parks, many airports all over the world have been closed and repurposed as something entirely different. Here’s eight examples you might not have heard of.

UK Flight School Orders 10 Electric Aircraft

Gloucestershire-based Skyborne Airline Academy has become the first UK pilot training school to place an order for Bye Aerospace’s all-electric aircraft.

World's First Airbus A330 Retired

The first Airbus A330 to enter commercial service has been retired by Cathay Dragon following 24 years of operation.

How well do you know for commercial aviation?

Back by popular demand, have a go at our latest commercial aviation general knowledge quiz!

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Flight Simulation

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Baron’s Combat Corner

Tools of the trade…

Leeds Bradford for Prepar3D

The latest UK destination by Orbx is EGNM Leeds Bradford Airport for Prepar3D version 4.

PC Pilot Issue 126 Downloads

Specially selected freeware and videos of flight sims reviewed in the March/April 2020 issue.

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Upcoming Events

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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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."

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

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!"

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow