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Historic

New look for Spanish gate guard helicopter

Airbus Helicopters has repainted its factory ‘gate guard’ at Albacete, Spain

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Sea Harrier meets supercars at Church Fenton

Earlier this year, Jet Art Aviation conducted taxi trials of Sea Harrier FA.2 ZH798 at Leeds East Airport – and arranged a unique photo shoot…

Lancaster in focus at Sywell

Sywell Aviation Museum has announced two Avro Lancaster-themed talks for early next year

Buchóns arrive in Canada and Biggin Hill

A pair of Hispano Buchons have arrived at new homes recently

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Learning to fly the Lancaster: BBMF pilot insights 

Flight Lieutenant Seb Davey joined the Battle of Britain Memorial
Flight as a Dakota captain and Lancaster co-pilot for the 2013 season. 

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Military

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The story behind the USAF's controversial CSAR Replacement Vehicle project

The shambles over the selection for the Combat Search and Rescue Replacement Vehicle (CSAR-X) programme raised questions over procurement processes. David Willis details one of USAF’s most controversial projects

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US Army moves to change Confederacy-affiliated base names

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin III recently approved the renaming of nine US Army bases and eliminating more than 1,100 other assets that honored the Confederate states that fought against the Union Army during the American Civil War. Tom Kaminski explores what changes will be made in the wake of this decision

OPINION: Should the rise of 'woke' wipe out US Confederate base names?

As the US Army moves to rename bases that honour Confederate leaders from the American Civil War, Alan Warnes asks whether the rise of 'woke' trends should force militaries around the globe to try to rewrite their histories?

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Commercial

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

The ultimate civil aviation trivia quiz!

This week you'll certainly need a 'wide-body' of knowledge to be successful. From pioneering first flights to next-generation tech and everything in between, this ultimate trivia quiz is guaranteed to test your skills. Good luck!

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Neo opportunities for Virgin Atlantic

Airliner World’s Craig West joined Virgin Atlantic’s inaugural service to the Floridian city of Tampa to find out first-hand how the carrier’s new Airbus A330neo stacks up against the competition.

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Flight Simulation

Navigraph Charts 8 released

Navigraph Charts 8 adds several new features, including worldwide VFR charts, drag-and-drop route construction, seamless zoom down to gate level and 3D globe projection.

Feature Discovery Series Episode 15: Helicopters

In the latest Feature Discovery Series, the Asobo Studio discussed how the development team modelled the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter coming to the 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Osprey touches down in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Miltech Simulations has released the MV-22B Osprey for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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