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Historic

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The troublesome development of the Hawker Tempest

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver details the troublesome development of the Hawker Tempest – the last piston engine fighter to carry Royal Air Force colours

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Hendon's Lancaster - 137 combat sortie veteran

Avro Lancaster ‘S-for-Sugar’ carried out an incredible 137 combat sorties during World War Two and proudly thumbed its nose at Hermann Göring. Andrew Simpson and Nigel Price profile this Bomber Command veteran...

Hawker Typhoon rebuild recommences

After a two year hiatus, work has recommenced to return Hawker Typhoon RB396 to the skies

Eindecker reproduction flying in New Zealand

The Vintage Aviator Limited (TVAL) has released airborne footage of its latest Fokker Eindecker reproduction

RAF's 4 Squadron - how we learned to look after the Avro Rota autogyro

For an airman on No 4 Squadron, learning to look after the Avro Rota autogyro was not the most tantalising prospect — but it certainly made the summer of 1935 an interesting one

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 180

Welcome to the 180th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Swiss Air Force Yorknite 2024 deployment dates

The Swiss Air Force has confirmed to Key.Aero the dates of its annual night flying Yorknite deployment to RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire.

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Red Arrows gear up for 60th anniversary season

The iconic aerobatic display team have returned to nine jets for the landmark season

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Commercial

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AIR International February 2024

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Liverpool Airport – Getting better all the time

Liverpool Airport’s 90th anniversary looks set to be the backdrop for one of the hub’s most promising years. Aviation News speaks to Robin Tudor, the hub’s head of public relations, about transforming post-pandemic preparedness into prosperity

Ultimate Fiji Airways Quiz!

From a pioneering Australian pre-war aviator to a regional tourist airline with long-haul ambitions, Fiji Airways is one of the stars of the February 2024 edition of Airliner World, and this week, we test your knowledge of the Pacific carrier!

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Why two PA-28s are painted in BCal livery

It has been almost four decades since British Airways acquired British Caledonian, but if you know where to look, the carrier’s iconic Golden Lion can still be seen in UK skies. Aviation News speaks to Richard Heywood and Robin Washington

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Aviation News February 2024

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Flight Simulation

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A History of Military Flight Simulation – Part 5

This time, we trace the advances in hardware development at the start of the millennium and look at how 3D graphics cards furthered the evolution of combat flight sims. We also discuss how the dawn of online multiplayer gaming took combat flight simulation to the next level.

Carlisle Airport for MSFS out now

Scenery developer UK2000 has released Carlisle Airport EGNC for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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FlightSim Studio’s Tecnam P2012 Traveller reviewed

In this review, we take FlightSim Studio's Tecnam P2012 Traveller for Microsoft Flight Simulator for a spin.

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Upcoming Events

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...".

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.