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Microsoft Flight Simulator – New Partnerships Announced

In the latest update on Microsoft Flight Simulator, Asobo Studios revealed new partnerships and progress on the upcoming Alpha.

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The RAF in Asia: To war with a vengeance

Former air gunner Bob Harvey spent much of the war in the back seat of a Vultee Vengeance...

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Mustang A68-110: Fancy a snifter?

Ever since his first inspirational flight in an Australian Mustang,...

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Collector’s Choice: Schneider Trophy memorabilia

In the third instalment of our new series...

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Living history: Tin Goose

A pair of 1920s Ford Tri-Motors toured the US last year...

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Korean War: Dual Identity

A reconnaissance version of Northrop’s mighty P-61 Black Widow played a vital role...

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Glory Days: Winged Springboks

Andrew Thomas presents fascinating images of South African Air Force aircraft...

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Korean War: Griffons over the 38th Parallel

The last operational use of the Supermarine Seafire...

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Above and Beyond: Ronnie Churcher

Ronnie Churcher was Guy Gibson’s deputy on the night the Dambusters...

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Gatwick Nightshoot: Growling in the Night

Gatwick Aviation Museum, in partnership with Threshold.aero, held its second photography nightshoot...

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FlyPast June 2020

Welcome to FlyPast June 2020

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Restoration Scene: A Night To Remember

A famous Douglas C-47 Skytrain at Coventry is being restored...

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Günther Lützow - Lost without trace

Chris Goss profiles the Luftwaffe pilot Günther Lützow...

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Battle of Britain at 80: 'Effective 'Emil'

The Bf 109E was the Luftwaffe’s principal fighter during the Battle of Britain...

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Aviation Odyssey

Richard Vandervord unearths some not-so-ancient treasures...

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Korean War: Stealing the 'Crown Jewels'

Steven Taylor describes the Royal Navy’s daring recovery...

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FlyPast Classics: Feisty Foxbat

Nikolay Yakubovich describes the Soviet Union’s blisteringly powerful MiG-25...

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RAF Flying Training: Academic Wings

Gp Capt (ret) Tom Eeles offers
a retrospective of RAF fixed-wing pilot instruction during the Cold War...

A318/A319 professional Upgraded

Aerosoft has released version 1.3.1.0 of the A318/A319 professional for Prepar3D.

New Haven Airport Out Now

Orbx has announced KHVN Tweed New Haven Airport for Prepar3D v4 and v5 is released.

767-300ER Enters Early Access

Captain Sim has released the Early Access version of the 767-300ER Base Pack for Prepar3D version 4.5.

Museums collaborate on VE Day 75 commemorations

Three national military service museums are to bring the nation together (at home) for virtual VE Day 75 commemorations.

Islander Touches Down in X-Plane

Aircraft developer, TorqueSim has released the BN-2 Islander for X-Plane 11.

Hong Kong for Prepar3D Released

Taxi2Gate has announced VHHH V2 - Hong Kong International Airport is now available for Prepar3D version 4 and 5.

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Gripen E on the Rise!

Saab is accelerating the test programme for its Gripen E fighter as it targets new customers around the world – Jamie Hunter reports.

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