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Historic

CRASH MEMORIAL UNVEILED AT TANGMERE

A memorial to the seven crew of a Handley Page Halifax that crashed...

Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

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AEROPLANE meets KEITH SKILLING

Flying DC-3s and Bristol Freighters gave this New Zealander an...

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GROUND TRIALS AND PRESERVATION

DATAFILE XD145 was released to the Rocket Propulsion Establishment...

‘Lanc’ and ‘Mossie’ taxi together

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s annual East Kirkby...

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Military

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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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Lockheed RB-69A: the spy plane the CIA used over China

The little-known RB-69A was used by the CIA and Republic of China Air Force to mount covert overflights across mainland China. Dr Kevin Wright explores the career of the USAF type that never was

B-52s join B-1Bs during European Bomber Task Force mission

B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the USAF 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, currently deployed at Andersen AFB, Guam joined the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron’s (EBS) B-1B Lancers over the North Sea to support the Bomber Task Force (BTF) Europe series on November 10

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Commercial

DHL trialling drone deliveries in China

DHL has launched a partnership with the Chinese unmanned systems...

Hypersonic missile test

The US Air Force successfully conducted the first flight test...

Optimism amid change

Nigel Pittaway analyses Embraer’s latest commercial aircraft...

Full speed ahead

Chris Kjelgaard reports on the effort and resources being poured...

Optionally piloted Black Hawk

Sikorsky recently flew an optionally piloted technology kit on...

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Flight Simulation

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Letters

COMMS Dear PC Pilot I am a subscriber to PC Pilot, which...

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Orbx Global South America openLC

Orbx Global South America openLC - A South American Odyssey.

Navigraph Adds Support for the QW 787

Following the release of the latest AIRAC 1711 cycle, Navigraph has announced it now supports the QualityWings Ultimate 787 Collection

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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!"