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Historic

New future beckons for Spanish Falcon

A Spanish example of the Dassault Falcon looks set for a second ‘life’ as an instructional airframe

Has Amelia Earhart’s Electra been found?

South Carolina sonar specialists Deep Sea Vision may have located the final resting place of Amelia Earhart’s long-lost Lockheed 10-E Electra Special

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When the RAF flew two Chipmunks around the world

It was the ultimate celebration of the DHC Chipmunk: an around-the-world flight by the RAF. A quarter of a century on, we recall Exercise ‘Northern Venture’ — strange fuels, wild horses, Russian extortion and more…

The Last Lightning Show at Binbrook

RAF BINBROOK – AUGUST 22, 1987 Brian Hodgson recalls an historic event that was a fitting farewell to the charismatic Lightning, despite rain and low cloud.

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Chinook Bravo November crewmember on Falklands

Gaining legendary status during its 40-year career, RAF Chinook HC6A ‘Bravo November’ first saw action in the Falklands War. Former crewmember Tom Jones recounts his experience of the conflict

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Military

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US finally approves sale of F-16 Block 70s to Turkey

After a two-year delay, Turkey has finally gained approval from the US government to acquire 40 new-build F-16C/D Block 70 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters and 79 F-16V upgrade kits in a deal worth approximately $23bn

Australian Wedgetail touches down at RAF Lossiemouth

A Royal Australian Air Force Boeing E-7A Wedgetail, A30-002, touched down at RAF Lossiemouth today (February 16, 2024).

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KC-135T marks 100 years of 116th ARS with heritage scheme

The 116th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS) ‘Ace of Spades’ – a part of the Washington ANG’s 141st Air Refueling Wing (ARW) at Fairchild AFB – has applied a new heritage scheme to one of its KC-135T Stratotankers to commemorate the squadron’s 100th anniversary

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Commercial

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Wind shear to blame for TUI go-around incident

The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released its report into a sink rate/go-around incident involving a TUI Airways Boeing 737-8K5 on June 12, 2023.

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Start-up Global Airlines takes ownership of first A380

UK-based start-up Global Airlines announced in early February that it had acquired “full 100% ownership” of its first Airbus A380.

Dawn of a new supersonic age?

In a recent Key Publishing special magazine called ‘21st Century Airliners’, Mark Broadbent examines the contenders and challenges of building new supersonic commercial aircraft

ULTIMATE UK GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN AIRLINES QUIZ!

This week, we take a trip down memory lane and test your knowledge of some of the UK’s gone but not forgotten airlines. Over the years, many airlines have come and gone; some have been more successful than others, but all have left their mark on the country's aviation scene. Good luck!

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Aviation News March 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

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Flight Simulation

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SLH Sim Designs’ TXKF – L F Wade International review

In this review, we take a look at Bermuda Airport from SLH Sim Designs and see how it measures up using the following categories: imaging, enhancements and realism.

Salzburg Airport for MSFS out now

RDPresets has released Salzburg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

MXI Design releases Kaunas Airport

Scenery developer MXI Design has announced EYKA Kaunas Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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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."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

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 Flying Evening

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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."

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".