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Historic

Shackleton for Yorkshire Air Museum

Avro Shackleton MR.2 WR963 will be transported by road from Coventry Airport to Elvington’s Yorkshire Air Museum next year.

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Aeroplane meets... Charlie Huke

Even before his RAF career, this great enthusiast was pursuing his passion for ‘real flying’. Now he’s one of the UK’s leading exponents of light vintage aeroplanes

Historic Aviation Quiz

Get your thinking caps on - this week's Historic quiz is a toughie!

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When the RAF flew two Chipmunks around the world

It was the ultimate celebration of the DHC Chipmunk: an around-the-world flight by the RAF. A quarter of a century on, we recall Exercise ‘Northern Venture’ — strange fuels, wild horses, Russian extortion and more…

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A day at the show: Farnborough 1962

As the aerospace industry this week gathers at the Farnborough International Airshow, Ben Dunnell presents a series of stunning photos taken during its predecessor - the SBAC show - 60 years ago

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Military

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How the German Army’s Tiger gunships support the NATO Response Force

We spoke with the commander of the Heeresflieger’s (German Army Aviation’s) Regiment 36 about his unit’s attack helicopters and their role within the NATO Response Force

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IN PICTURES: German Tornados make rare low-level appearance in UK 

The six German Air Force Tornado ECRs currently deployed to the UK for Exercise Cobra Warrior are also undertaking their own training sorties outside of the aforementioned event.

Iowa ARNG Chinook delivers historic fighter to Sioux City

A Boeing CH-47F Chinook assigned to the Iowa ARNG’s Company B, 171st Aviation Regiment recently delivered a historic Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star fighter from its static display at the Iowa state headquarters in Des Moines to the ANG paint facility in Sioux City, where it will be repainted

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Commercial

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Learn why Lithuania’s airports are flying high

Despite headwinds from the war in Ukraine and airspace closures over neighbouring Belarus, Lithuania’s airports are emerging from the pandemic in remarkably robust shape, as Tom Batchelor and Gordon Smith discover.

Has Delta just become Boeing 797 launch customer?

Is there more to Delta Air Lines' Boeing 737 MAX order than meets the eye?

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Flight review: KLM’s brand-new Premium Comfort cabin

After years of development and more than a decade of feverish industry speculation, it’s finally here. On August 31, KLM launched Premium Comfort, its first clean-sheet cabin concept since World Business Class arrived on the scene in 1994. 

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update X: USA Now Available

In the latest World Update, Asobo Studio and Microsoft return to the US, adding even more unique landscapes, cityscapes and breathtaking vistas to Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Props and Jets - Interview with Eagle Dynamics

To accompany our review of the groundbreaking DCS: AH-64D, we invited Eagle Dynamics’ Senior Producer, Matt Wagner along with Project Manager and Team Leader for World War Two projects, Sergey Gerasev, to give us an update on their current projects.

iniBuilds announces partnership with Microsoft

iniBuilds has partnered with the Microsoft Flight Simulator team to develop the Airbus A310, which will be available for free for owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events

Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

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.