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Historic

Supermarine Seaplane crowdfunder launched 

Investment will support the build of a full-scale flying reproduction of the Supermarine S5 

Rare Rotorcycle bound for new home

Something “pretty rare and different” is on its way to a museum

Gate guard Mentor comes ‘home’

A former gate guardian has been returned to ‘terra firma’ for a special event

Military medal awarded to Polish Heritage Flight project members

Silver Medal of the Polish Army presented at London embassy

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How Lancasters unknowingly led the way on D-Day 

As the bombs rained down from Lancaster ‘J-Jig’ just before midnight on June 5, 1944, Patrick Otter recounted in the June 2014 issue of FlyPast how the crew had no idea they were unleashing the opening salvo of D-Day.

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Military

New Zealand receives first P-8A Poseidon from Boeing

Boeing delivered the first of four P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the Royal New Zealand Air Force during a ceremony at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, on December 7

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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

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Commercial

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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.

Why a one-week-old airBaltic A220 flew to Africa

AirBaltic’s newest Airbus A220 has had a very busy first week.

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What is the outlook of ultra-long-haul flying?

In our monthly check-in with the Cirium team, we explore the recent growth of ultra-long-haul flying and consider the headwinds that could impact its expansion.

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Flight Simulation

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.

Bratislava Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest European destination from Aerosoft is Bratislava Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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