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Historic

Concorde returns to museum after restoration

A star exhibit at New York City’s Intrepid Museum came ‘home’ on March 14 following several months of restoration work

Volunteers to go behind the scenes at Stow Maries

An award-winning museum in Essex is giving potential volunteers a chance to enjoy a ‘behind the scenes’ experience

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Countering the 1940 night blitz - desperate times, desperate measures

With the onset of the night blitz in autumn 1940, German bombers were operating over Britain with virtual impunity. Something, almost anything, needed to be done. Steve Richards explains

Piasecki taking shape at Helicopter Museum

Weston-super-Mare’s Helicopter Museum is continuing to make progress on its restoration of Piasecki H-21C FR41

Classic airliner repainted in Berkshire

The Museum of Berkshire Aviation’s Handley Page Dart Herald G-APWA has been professionally repainted by Cladspray Solutions

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Military

Pentagon clears Osprey flight operations to resume

The Pentagon has cleared all three variants of the V-22 Osprey to return to flight after what has been a three-month grounding. US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) initially grounded its CV-22B fleet after the fatal loss of an aircraft on November 29, 2023, before US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) grounded the rest of the US Osprey force

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Indian Navy stands up INAS 334 as first MH-60R squadron

The Indian Navy (IN) marked a pivotal moment in its modernisation journey on March 6, when the service formally commissioned its first MH-60R Seahawk multi-role maritime helicopters into operational service with Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 334 at Indian Naval Station (INS) Garuda in Kochi

USAF scales back Grey Wolf acquisition plans

The USAF has scaled back its fielding plans for the MH-139A Grey Wolf multi-mission helicopter, reducing the size of the planned fleet by nearly 50%

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Commercial

ULTIMATE IRISH AVIATION QUIZ!

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day this weekend we have decided to test your knowledge in our Ultimate Irish Aviation Quiz. So grab yourself a Guiness and enjoy the craic!

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AIR International April 2024

April 2024 issue of AIR International in page-turning format features Gulfstream’s G700 and G800 series - offering comfort, range, and performance to business aviation

GALLERY: Cuban classic airliners from 1995

In the March 2024 issue of Aviation News, Richard Vandervord shares a selection of classic commercial airliners from a 1995 trip to Cuba

The story of First-class air travel

From a new special Key Publishing magazine called ‘Luxury Air Travel’, Alex Preston in this article examines the development of first-class air travel over the decades

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On board Air India's first Airbus A350 flight

After decades of struggles, Air India is looking forward to positive new beginnings, including the highly anticipated introduction of its brand new Airbus A350 fleet. Siddharth Ganesh reports on the type’s inaugural service.

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Flight Simulation

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DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX

Welcome to the start of a new mini-series in which we take a look at the DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX - using a compilation of previous articles. The aim is to help you get the most out of this superb DCS module in one convenient series.

London Control update

An updated version of the London Control air traffic control simulator, produced by Dale McLoughlin at DM Aviation, is now available.

Aerofly FS 4 development update

IPACS has announced the 737 MAX for Aerofly FS 4 is now available. The aircraft follows the 737NG, released in November last year.

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

Hill AFB Warriors over the Wasatch Air Show

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Hill AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

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