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HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: RACERS OF THE 1920s & 30s

How good is your aircraft recognition? Can you recognise these racing types from the 1920s and ‘30s?

The 'last Dambuster' Johnny Johnson dies aged 101

Sqn Ldr George ‘Johnny’ Johnson has passed away, aged 101

Newark announces Vulcan cockpit tours

The cockpit of XM594 will be open to visitors one weekend in February

Legendary Spitfire pilot Carolyn Grace dies

The historic aviation world is mourning a trailblazing operator and pilot

Yorkshire Buccaneer officially changes hands

Twenty-six years after it first arrived at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX901 has been officially adopted by the Elvington-based attraction

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Military

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South Korean F-4E Phantom IIs resume flight operations

The Republic of Korea Air Force has lifted the grounding order on its McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II fleet following a crash on August 12, 2022

Poland, France take over NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission in Lithuania

Having concluded its latest NATO Baltic Air Policing rotation to Šiauliai Air Base, the last of the Hungarian Air Force JAS 39C Gripens departed the Lithuanian base after being replaced by a detachment of French Air and Space Force-operated Rafales on December 1

Croatian Air Force MiG-21 Mongol crashes 

A Croatian Air Force MiG-21UMD Mongol fighter crashed during a four-ship formation flight in the early afternoon of December 6

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Commercial

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Aviation sustainability: Why United Airlines is very optimistic

From eVTOLs to the supersonic Boom aircraft: United Airlines has no shortage of pioneering projects in the pipeline. Richard Schuurman catches up with Lauren Riley, its chief sustainability officer, to learn more.

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Top American airline executives on 2023 outlook

It’s no secret that it’s been a bumpy few years for aviation, but what might 2023 have in store? Tom Batchelor travels to Las Vegas to gauge the views of top executives from some of the biggest carriers in North America.

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How these stunning air-to-air photos of Lufthansa's first 787 were taken

The arrival of Lufthansa’s first Dreamliner in Bremen presented a unique opportunity for pilot, air traffic controller and aviation photographer Sebastian Thoma. Here, in his own words, he shares some of the logistical preparations behind an incredible air-to-air helicopter shoot.

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator touches down in Detroit

The latest US destination from iniBuilds is Detroit Metro Airport (KDTW) for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Microsoft reveals number of Flight Simulator downloads

Microsoft Flight Simulator is celebrating another major milestone as it reveals for the first time how many people have downloaded the latest version of the 40-year-old franchise.

Warhawk takes flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator

iniBuilds has announced the Curtiss P-40F Warhawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.