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Historic

Twenty years and counting: restoring a Dragon Rapide

Bringing a 1930s biplane back to life is difficult and time-consuming, but this classic de Havilland will be incredible when it’s finished.

How de Havilland pioneered the flight simulator

Even as far back as the 1930s, de Havilland had thought of an ingenious way to train pilots…

The Sea Vixen: 17 tons of naval jet fighter

Operational throughout the 1960s, the Sea Vixen was a 55ft-long beast capable of 690mph.

How de Havilland moved into air-to-air missiles

With propellers on the way out, de Havilland upped the stakes and started producing some serious weaponry…

Venoms of the East

Malcolm Payne remembers his days flying with 28 Squadron in Hong Kong...

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Military

Aviano F-16s training from Lakenheath

The 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk is currently hosting 14 F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 510th Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Buzzards’. The 13 F-16CMs and a sole F-16D arrived in the UK on Thursday, March 3 though didn’t start flying sorties until Tuesday, March 8.

Lockheed Martin celebrates 500th C-130J delivery

Lockheed Martin has marked a key milestone in its C-130J Super Hercules programme after the company announced it had recently delivered its 500th example on March 15

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Would Russia have invaded if Ukraine had kept its nuclear bombers?

As the war in Ukraine enters its fourth week, Dino Cararra looks back at the eastern European state's former nuclear bomber fleet and considers whether Russia would have invaded if the country had retained its once-formidable deterrent

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Commercial

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Emerging Senegal: African Aspiration

With state-of-the-art aircraft and plans for expansion, new flag carrier Air Senegal is aiming to avoid the failures of its West African predecessors...

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COVID-19: A Letter from America

After ten bountiful years, US airlines started 2020 with renewed optimism...

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Flybe Fiasco: An undignified end

Even before the full scale of the coronavirus crisis became clear,...

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COVID-19: Lombardy Lockdown

Italy was hit hard early on by COVID-19 as it spread across Europe....

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Airliner World 250: Fourteen years at the helm

Airliner World’s first editor, Tony Dixon, recounts some of the more interesting trips...

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator November 7 Insider Update

The Microsoft development team has released additional screenshots of its upcoming flight simulator.

PMDG 737NGXu for Prepar3D v4 Out Now

PMDG has released the 737NGXu Base Package for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4.4 and above.

Infinite Flight Q4 2019 Development Update

Infinite Flight has released a status update on the upcoming 19.4 release.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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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".

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."

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."