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Historic

D-Day Squadron plots European return

The D-Day Squadron – a US-based tribute flight comprising Douglas C-47 and DC-3 aircraft – has announced that it will be returning to Europe in 2024

American Vulcan goes under cover

One of three Vulcans based in the US, XM573 is now receiving some restorative work

Meteor NF.14 powers up in Yorkshire

Power was returned to the internal and external lights of Armstrong-Whitworth Meteor NF.14 WS788 for the first time in more than 50 years recently

New look for Spanish gate guard helicopter

Airbus Helicopters has repainted its factory ‘gate guard’ at Albacete, Spain

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Sea Harrier meets supercars at Church Fenton

Earlier this year, Jet Art Aviation conducted taxi trials of Sea Harrier FA.2 ZH798 at Leeds East Airport – and arranged a unique photo shoot…

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Military

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Behind the scenes with 493rd FS F-15Cs

A selection of ten stunning photos from the book ‘Mission Ready – Inside the Best Fighter Squadron of the U.S. Air Force’ by Patrick van Dam

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Bahrain’s first AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter makes public debut

The first Bell AH-1Z Viper to be delivered to the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) appeared in the static display at the recent Bahrain International Airshow, which took place from November 9-11

Work on the Luftwaffe's first Pegasus SIGINT aircraft begins

Bombardier Defense revealed on November 28 that work to modify the aircraft into a SIGINT platform for the Luftwaffe has begun in support of Lufthansa Technik and the Hensoldt-led Pegasus programme

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Commercial

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

The ultimate civil aviation trivia quiz!

This week you'll certainly need a 'wide-body' of knowledge to be successful. From pioneering first flights to next-generation tech and everything in between, this ultimate trivia quiz is guaranteed to test your skills. Good luck!

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Neo opportunities for Virgin Atlantic

Airliner World’s Craig West joined Virgin Atlantic’s inaugural service to the Floridian city of Tampa to find out first-hand how the carrier’s new Airbus A330neo stacks up against the competition.

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Flight Simulation

Baltimore-Washington for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest US destination from LatinVFR is Baltimore-Washington International Airport (KBWI) for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition released

Microsoft has released the 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding realistic helicopters, gliders, a true-to-life Airbus A310-300 and seven iconic historic aircraft.

Navigraph Charts 8 released

Navigraph Charts 8 adds several new features, including worldwide VFR charts, drag-and-drop route construction, seamless zoom down to gate level and 3D globe projection.

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