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Life as a Victor Air Electronics Officer

Squadron Leader Mike Beer MBE tells FlyPast what life was like as an Air Electronics Officer on the Handley Page Victor.

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Falklands ‘Black Buck 1’ Victor pilot recounts operation

There will never be another bombing raid like ‘Black Buck 1’, when some of the remaining ‘V-Force’ — Vulcan XM607, supported by a horde of Victor tankers — took the Falklands fight to the Argentineans. The lead Victor pilot, Bob Tuxford AFC, recounts the gripping tale

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Handley Page Victor: A complete history

The Victor ably served the RAF for 35 years. Doug Gordon examines the design, development and service of the futuristic-looking V-bomber.

Experimental glider restored for museum display

An unfinished project masterminded by a German engineer has been put on show in Argentina

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Vickers Valiant Pioneers

In the February 2016 issue of FlyPast Graham Pitchfork profiled Valiant pilots who helped to trail blaze for the Victor and Valiant

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Military

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RAF Typhoon combat debut over Libya

In the September 2011 issue of Aviation News, Jon Lake reported on how the RAF’s Typhoons were fairing in combat missions over Libya.

Operation Desert Storm: RAF Jaguars over the Gulf

Key.Aero charts the formidable efforts of the Royal Air Force SEPECAT Jaguar Detachment during the 1991 Gulf War

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Interview RAF fighter force commander

The RAF’s fighter force – the tip of the force’s spear, or Combat Air as it’s officially known – is heading into arguably its busiest ever period. Alan Warnes talks with the commander, Air Commodore Howard ‘Howey’ Edwards, about just how hectic this year has been

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Commercial

IATA 2023 forecast for CPK.

Investor scenario confirms the necessity of the project

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Why JetBlue has decided to go transatlantic

The addition of Amsterdam means JetBlue has completed its initial ‘attack’ on Europe, with other flights offered to London and Paris. But what does transatlantic bring to the airline? Richard Schuurman finds out

Developing the Boeing 767 – From drawing board to service

In a recent Key Publishing special magazine on the Boeing 767, David Willis reviewed the conception and development of this successful airliner.

Ultimate Scottish Airports Quiz!

This week, we take you to Scotland to explore the numerous airports dotted around this beautiful country. From beach runways to hosting Elvis Presley’s only visit to the UK, there are plenty of fun facts to discover. Good luck!

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An-225 Mriya: Antonov’s Lonely Giant

The Antonov An-225 Mriya was one of the early casualties of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, though the manufacturer has stated it will be rebuild the world's largest aircraft. Key Aero looks back at the achievements of this record-breaking heavylifter from the May 2021 issue of Aviation News

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Flight Simulation

Sofia Airport 2.0 out now

Scenery developer Fly 2 High has released an updated version of LBSF Sofia Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Leeds Bradford for MSFS released

The iniBuilds team has released Leeds Bradford Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator lands in Bosnia

Orbx has announced LQBK Banja Luka International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

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."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."