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Historic

WIN A Spitfire Flight worth £2975!

Flypast, Aeroplane Monthly and Britain at War magazines have teamed up with Spitfires.com to give one lucky reader the chance to win a flight in a Spitfire.

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Golden Age SPAD replica airborne

Twelve years after construction began, the Golden Age Air Museum SPAD XIII replica made its first flight proper from the grass strip at Bethel, Pennsylvania on 15 June, the machine having made a brief hop in early November last year.

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Spitfire export gets Turkish scheme

Following its arrival in Turkey on 27 May, Ali Ismet Öztürk’s recently acquired Supermarine Spitfire IX TE517/G-RYIX had been painted into Turkish Air Force markings at the MSÖ Air & Space Museum at Sivrihisar, 85 miles south-west of Ankara, by mid-June.

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Boscombe Down Lightning testing: two ETPS pilots reflect on their experiences

Two graduates of the Empire Test Pilots’ School look back on their Lightning experiences at Boscombe Down

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One man and his SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1

Phil Stevens caught up with Neil Atterbury – the man single-handedly returning a former RAF SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 back to its former glory…

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Military

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RAF joins major exercises in Indo-Pacific

The Royal Air Force has sent aircraft and personnel to participate in two major exercises in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Marshall hand over last C-130J for the Bangladesh Air Force

The Bangladesh Air Force has received its fifth and final former Royal Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules.

BREAKING: RCAF Demo Team Hornet to fly the Mach Loop

The Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Demonstration Team has announced they plan to fly the Mach Loop.

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Commercial

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FlyOne Armenia returns to Düsseldorf

FlyOne Armenia has resumed flights between Yerevan and Düsseldorf in Germany.

Lufthansa Group purchase of ITA Airways stake approved

The European Commission (EC) has granted approval for the Lufthansa Group to acquire a 41% stake in ITA Airways with the view to a complete takeover in due course.

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Aurigny sells Embraer E195

Aurigny’s sole Embraer E195 has been sold to US-lessor Azorra.

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Embraer E190 freighter to debut at Farnborough  

Embraer will present its E190F, the new passenger-to-cargo conversion of the E190 regional jet, for the first time in public at the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow.

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Gatwick adds new routes for the summer

London Gatwick Airport’s busy summer period features a range of new routes.

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Flight Simulation

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PC Pilot Issue 152

Issue 152 July-August of PC Pilot in page-turning format features a review of SC Designs’ 1960s fighter F-5E Tiger II for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Halifax Stanfield Airport for MSFS upgraded

FSimStudios has released version 2 of CYHZ Halifax Stanfield International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Tomahawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Just Flight has announced the PA-38 Tomahawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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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