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Historic

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Q&A

THIS MONTH’S ANSWERS A very British answer to the task of...

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Ultimate Thrill

Four of the UK’s finest warbirds, four highly accomplished...

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P163: MACH 2 RESEARCH AIRCRAFT

DATAFILE Saunders-Roe produced several further mixed-power proposals...

MISS MONTANA MARKS ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY

The Missoula-based Museum of Mountain Flying Douglas C-47 N24320...

Last instructional Spitfire moves on

The last Supermarine Spitfire in the world to be used as an instructional airframe has a new home.

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Military

RAF bases News Premium

Exclusive: RAF bases record hundreds of bird strikes or near-misses

More than 250 bird strikes or near-misses have been recorded at Royal Air Force (RAF) bases in the Southern and Eastern Regions since 2017, including a high of 73 incidents reported by RAF aircrews in 2020, with a further 46 up to October 28 this year

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Synth Wave: UK military embraces virtual training

For much of the past decade, the UK military has been busy shifting its real-world pilot training into synthetic environments, looking to utilise simulators instead of expensive fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, whose precious flight hours are considered better spent elsewhere

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MOD confirms retired RAF Sentinel sale to the US

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed that the retired fleet of RAF Sentinel R1s are to be sold to a consortium instead of being scrapped, this is due to the sales bid being deemed more value for money to the UK taxpayer than the original fait of scrapping

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Commercial

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In brief

Boeing is acquiring California-based EnCore Group, an aerospace...

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Departure Gate

Information for the traveller. Aviation Paintings of the...

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Heathrow: BA’s Home and Hub

The relationship between British Airways and Heathrow stretches...

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KLM Hops on Embraer E2

KLM CITYHOPPER has announced plans to purchase up to 35 Embraer...

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A321s Cross the Pond

TAP AIR Portugal has become the first airline to operate transatlantic...

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Flight Simulation

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Honeycomb Aeronautical

An exclusive interview with Honeycomb Aeronautical

Navigraph charts now available

Following a year of development and two months of beta testing,...

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Firefighter X

Peter Stark takes a look at an innovative firefighting utility...

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AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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...".

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."

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

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."