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Historic

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Supermarine's superior Southampton flying boat

Supermarine Southampton - an era-defining flying boat that changed Supermarine’s fortunes...

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Aeroplane March 2024

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Film star Moth up for auction in Miami

‘Out of Africa’ DH60 sale to benefit conservation charities

Rare ex-RAF Vampire flies again in Utah

One of only two genuine T11s airworthy in the world takes to the skies after almost 20 years

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Remarkable survivor - Navy Wings Swordfish

What it lacked in speed and svelte lines, it more than made up for in versatility, endurance and operational success. In fact, the Fairey Swordfish was one of Britain’s most successful World War Two aircraft. Steve Beebee speaks to Navy Wings about W5856, its remarkable Mk.I survivor

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Military

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New Saudi Air Warfare Centre hosts Spears of Victory multinational exercise

Exercise Spears of Victory 24 is taking place at King Abdulaziz Air Base in Saudia Arabia, with the RAF sending Typhoons flown by XI (Fighter) Squadron to participate.

USAF’s final WC-135R arrives at Offutt AFB

The 45th Reconnaissance Squadron (RS) – a component of the USAF’s 55th Wing – received its third and final WC-135R Constant Phoenix (64-14829/OF) when the aircraft touched down at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska on December 4, writes Tom Kaminski.

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Frecce Tricolori to star in North American tour

Initially announced by Gen Luca Goretti – the Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force – on November 23, Italy’s premier aerobatic team, Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows), revealed the full details of what will be its first North American tour in more than 30 years on January 1.

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Commercial

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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Embraer E-Jets – the secrets of their success

As airlines search for ever-more economical ways of serving their markets, the ‘crossover jet’ category of small airliners provides Embraer with a potential route into an expanding portfolio of customers. Alan Dron asks if it’s living up to the hype

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Air New Zealand innovations - sleeping pods available to all passenger classes

Air New Zealand’s chief customer and sales officer, Leanne Geraghty, spoke to Michael Doran about how the airline’s new initiatives are helping to get the operator to the right route

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Flight Simulation

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Air Combat Simulation – Part 6

In this instalment, we explore the ‘art’ of aerial gunnery and discuss why hitting a target while moving within a three-dimensional environment is one of the most challenging aspects of dogfighting.

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Airports of the  Pacific Northwest

With the recent release by Roman Design of CYYJ Victoria International Airport, four major destinations in the Pacific Northwest are now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this feature, we travel to the region and explore all four airports.

East Midlands Airport for X-Plane 12

Orbx has announced EGNX East Midlands Airport for X-Plane 12 is out now.

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IWM Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." 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."

IWM Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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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."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Duxford Flying Finale

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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".