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Historic

Shuttleworth to start season with a belter

Fury biplane among stars lined up for Best of British show

Historic '9/11' Cessna for USAF museum

Ex-Civil Air Patrol 172 becomes latest exhibit at Wright-Patterson

Historic Aviation Quiz: The Vulcan Edition

The mighty Avro Vulcan - how much do you know about the world-famous delta?

Polikarpov returns to flight in Spain

There was good news for the Spanish historic aircraft scene recently when a rare Polikarpov returned to the skies

Writing on the wall for Swiss Hunter

Hunterverein Obersimmental has confirmed the grounding of its 1959-built Hawker Hunter F.58 after two decades of operation

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Military

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First Royal Canadian Air Force CE-145C Vigilance arrives

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) No 8 Wing celebrated the arrival of the first of three new King Air 350ER manned airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (MAISR) aircraft to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton in Ontario on February 23, writes Tom Kaminski.

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‘Buzzards’ F-16CM pays homage to 31st FW

The 31st Fighter Wing (FW) at Aviano Air Base in northern Italy – a part of US Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces-Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) command – has rolled out new special tail art for its flagship F-16CM Fighting Falcon.

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‘Wolf Pack’ honours Op Bolo

An F-16CM (89-2060/WP) assigned to the 35th FS ‘Pantons’ – part of the USAF’s 8th FW ‘Wolf Pack’ at Kunsan AB, South Korea – has received special two-tone South-East Asia (SEA) camouflage tail.

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Commercial

KLM tweaks livery for A321neo arrival

Dutch flag carrier KLM has unveiled a livery update for its incoming Airbus A321neo fleet.

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50 years of British Airways

It is 50 years since British Airways in its current guise was created by the merger of BOAC and BEA. Bernie Baldwin takes a look at events since then and what the airline has in store

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Airliner World May 2024

May 2024 issue of Airliner World in page-turning format hails the 'Queen of the Skies' in a feature looking at classic Boeing 747s still flying around the world

MRO Americas 2024

As the industry gathers in Chicago for MRO Americas, Airliner World presents a special supplement in page turning format on some of the region’s leading players

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ETOPS extension for Embraer E2s

Embraer has secured 120-minute extended-range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) approval for its E190-E2 and E195-E2 jets.

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Flight Simulation

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VSKYLABS’ SR-71 Blackbird

Always looking to produce detailed models of stunning-looking unique aircraft, VSKYLABS has released its SR-71-TB Blackbird for X-Plane 12. We find out what it can be like to fly at over Mach 3 at more than 70,000ft.

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Back to Basics - Series 4, Lesson 13

This time, we take a look at some key terms and aids that will assist you in nailing those perfect hand-flown ILS approaches.

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Flight Adventure: The C-160 Transall

The year 2023 saw the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the Transall C-160 military transporter. In this flight adventure, we explore why it became such a long-lived and pivotal utility aircraft for such an extended time.

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."