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Aeroplane May 2024

May 2024 issue of Aeroplane in page-turning format features UK Aviation Museums 2024 - your complete, updated guide to the UK's aviation collections

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Meet the ex-Shuttleworth pilot who became Scotland's first astronaut

In Aeroplane’s monthly interview series, we recount the extraordinary flying career of Dave Mackay

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The 'Bucc' stops here: inside stories of the RAF's last Buccaneer days

Thirty years on, we recall the final service days of the ‘last British bomber’

Chipmunk pair find new homes in Belgium

Two DHC Chipmunks are under new ownership in Belgium

Shuttleworth to start season with a belter

Fury biplane among stars lined up for Best of British show

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Military

The Monday Military Quiz 189

How well do you know your military aircraft? Test yourself here...

Atlas: Airbus’s tactical titan

In the first of a two-part feature, Joe Campion looks at the A400M’s development and how initial operators utilised the airlifter in multiple disciplines

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NASA DC-8 retirement

NASA will shortly retire its DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory after 37 years of missions.

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Commercial

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Qantas welcomes Airbus A220

Qantas introduced the carrier’s first two Airbus A220-300s on March 1, 2024. The carrier’s QantasLink subsidiary operated aircraft, VH-X4A (c/n 55253) and VH-X4B (c/n 55269), from Melbourne to Canberra and Brisbane.

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Sikorsky to flight-test HEX

Sikorsky plans to flight-test a distinctive new aircraft called HEX – a hybrid-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) demonstrator with a tilt-wing.

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C919 goes on tour

The COMAC C919 airliner, China’s equivalent of the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737, travelled beyond its home country for the first time in February 2024 as the manufacturer began a sales tour.

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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Aviation News May 2024

May 2024 issue of Aviation News in page-turning format headlines with Little Jets in the East End and finds out why London City and Embraer are a perfect match

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Flight Simulation

Highland Bush Strips Pack 2 released

Orbx has announced PNG Highland Bush Strips Pack 2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

City Update 06: Southwest Germany now available

The latest City Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator focuses on the Southwest German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Lukla for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Aerosoft has announced Mt Everest Airports Vol. 1 – Lukla for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."