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Historic

A6M Vs. P-51 Mustang

We take a look at America’s primary WWII fighter in comparison to Japan’s...

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FlyPast February 2021

The full issue in page-turning format

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Amy Johnson: Queen of the Skies

Britain’s Amy Johnson is one of the most renowned aviatrixes of all time. Key.Aero tells the enduring story of this famous flying female on the 80th anniversary of her death

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From Bikes to Biplanes

While he may not be a household name, pioneering aviator and aeroplane manufacturer Glenn Curtiss' contributions to aviation were enormously significant – as Kathleen Hanser reveals

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Arizonan Adventure

Former RAF fast jet pilot Al Munro reveals how an exercise in Europe led to him flying A-7s in the US, escorting a Russian defector and gaining valuable insight into the hearts and minds of the so-called enemy

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Military

DARPA unveils Liberty Lifter heavy airlift seaplane concept

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) unveiled a concept on May 18 for a new heavy airlift seaplane dubbed the Liberty Lifter. DARPA says it has launched the Liberty Lifter project to demonstrate a leap in operational logistics capabilities by designing, building and flying a long-range, low-cost X-plane capable of seaborne strategic and tactical lift.

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Green Mountain F-35 Lightnings

This year, Vermont’s 158th Fighter Wing made history as the first Air National Guard wing to be declared combat ready with the F-35A. Tom Kaminski outlines its history and fifth-generation transition

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Report reveals cause of Grand Forks Global Hawk crash

An executive summary of the accident investigation report into the loss of a US Air Force RQ-4B Global Hawk in August 2021, while returning to Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB), North Dakota, was released by Air Combat Command Headquarters on April 22 this year.

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Commercial

LEED Gold status for Istanbul iGA

The new Istanbul Airport terminal, which was declared fully operational...

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After passenger resuming, a whirlwind services thanks few to...

Liège Airport becomes UN cargo hub

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has kick-started...

Garsite diversifies into disinfectants

Perhaps best known for its range of aviation refuelling and speciality...

Quarantine rules vary as European flights restart

As several European air carriers launch their initial post-COVID-19...

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator – Snow Confirmed

In the latest video teaser, the Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has confirmed seasons will feature in the upcoming simulator,

MilViz King Air Ready for Take-Off

MilViz has announced the King Air KA350i for Prepar3D v4.5 is now available.

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PC Pilot Issue 125

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Upcoming Events

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow