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Historic

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Q&A

THIS MONTH’S ANSWERS A very British answer to the task of...

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“A damned interesting trip, but I wouldn’t want to do it again”

The verdict of one Lancaster pilot sums up Operation ‘Paravane’ well. In fact, September 1944’s strike on the German battleship Tirpitz, mounted from the USSR, did rather more damage than first thought — though Nos 9 and 617 Squadrons would have to attack it again

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ROCKET SCIENCE

While most of the British rocket fighter story is associated...

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INSIGHTS

Saro test pilot Peter Lamb remembered “an exceedingly pleasant...

MISS MONTANA MARKS ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY

The Missoula-based Museum of Mountain Flying Douglas C-47 N24320...

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Military

Algeria’s first C-130J being readied for delivery

Lockheed Martin is preparing to deliver the first Super Hercules for the Algerian Air Force, which has now been undergoing flight testing for several months from the manufacturer’s facility at Greenville- Donaldson Airport, South Carolina

Lockheed Martin awarded $10.8bn F-22 contract

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $10,8bn indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract on November 5 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre for Advanced Raptor Enhancement and Sustainment (ARES) for the F-22 Programme Office

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Incredible C-130J image among winners of 2021 RAF photo competition

After receiving nearly 1,500 submissions, judges of the 2021 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition have chosen their winners.

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Commercial

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Farewell to Virgin America…

JOE G WALKER Following last year’s merger between Alaska...

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Arashi Final Tour Livery

IVAN NISHIMURA Japan Airlines have applied special decals...

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Improvements in brief for Airbus A220 Family

AIRBUS HAS revealed performance improvements to its latest single-aisle...

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Aviation Training

The latest training aids available for the aviation professional...

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The BA Fleet

British Airways (BA) and it’s subsidiaries operate a fleet...

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Flight Simulation

Flight1 GTN Complete Edition

Flight One Software has released the Flight1 GTN Complete Edition.

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KMBS International Airport

Let’s take a trip to Michigan Turbulent Designs’ ...

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Challenging Airports - Ísafjörður Iceland (BIIS)

Challenging Airports - Ísafjörður Iceland (BIIS)

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Upcoming Events

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".

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"