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Historic

Shuttleworth hosts revolutionary drive-in airshow

Historic aviation events are back, social distance style! But don’t worry if you missed it – we went along and videoed it

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Ilyushin Il-2: the aircraft that outnumbered the Spitfire and Hurricane

Joseph Stalin called it the aircraft “as essential to the Red Army as air and bread” and a formation of them once took out 70 tanks in 20 minutes. So why does it feel like the world has forgotten the Ilyushin Il-2?

Battle of Britain event is back!

Aero Legends returns in Kent on September 25-27 with socially distanced show still allowing for 10,000 people per day.

How a female Soviet pilot changed the history of women in aviation

From beneath the blanket of darkness, an all-female regiment would glide through the night and strike fear into the hearts of the Germans. This is the story of the ‘Night Witches’

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Display Teams: Equine Excellence

In our second study of bygone aerobatic teams...

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Military

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Combat Aircraft Journal April 2022

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USAF risks bearing costs of future KC-46 delays

The US Government Accountability Office has recommended that the US Air Force fully test the KC-46A tanker programme’s remote vision system before the technology enters service in order to address previously highlighted deficiencies

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Sri Lanka to get King Air 360ER for maritime surveillance

Kansas-based Textron Aviation has been awarded a $11.44m firm fixed price contract under the Fiscal Year 2022 US Foreign Military Sales programme to provide a Beechcraft King Air 360ER turboprop aircraft to the Sri Lanka Air Force

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Commercial

Rotors over the Kruger

With just four full-time helicopter pilots, the South African National Parks Air Wing punches above its weight...

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Aviation News January 2020

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Jumbo Generations: 50 Years of the Boeing 747 at Heathrow

Since the first Pan Am 747 landed at Heathrow on January 12, 1970, the iconic Jumbo has been a constant presence at the London airport. Aviation News presents a showcase of some of the many airlines and 747 variants that have graced the capital’s main airport over the last 50 years.

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Boeing 747SPs at Heathrow

The Boeing 747SP has never been a common sight, even at major international airports. Barry Lloyd reviews the history of this rare Jumbo variant and its connection with Heathrow.

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Luxair beating adversity through diversity

With a variety of revenue streams, Luxair Group has maintained an impressive growth record in recent years...

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Flight Simulation

X-Plane 11.40 Public Beta released

NEWS Laminar Research (LR) has announced that X-Plane...

VFR Real Scenery NexGen 3D – Vol. 4: Scotland Out Now

Just Flight has released VFR Real Scenery NexGen 3D – Vol. 4: Scotland Out Now.

FSDG LITE – Enfidha Out Now

Flight Sim Development Group (FSDG) has released the ‘LITE’ version of Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport (DTNH) in Tunisia.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

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 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."

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."

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."