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Historic

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FlyPast's Top Picks!

FlyPast reviews our pick of the things to spend your money on...

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DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL FRED FRAY

Graham Pitchfork relates the flying exploits of ex-Halton apprentice Fred Fray...

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One man's love for the CAP 10B, a Mexican dream...

It might have needed a good clean, but Stu Goldspink knew it was love at first sight when he laid eyes on this former Mexican Air Force CAP 10B...

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The incredible exploits of Oscar Garden

Having detailed her father Oscar’s groundbreaking journey from England to Australia in the March 2020 issue of FlyPast, Mary Garden describes the aviator’s flying exploits across Africa and the Middle East

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The nocturnal Kiwi ace

Andrew Thomas uncovers the night-fighting career of Flt Lt Ken ‘Chunky’ Stewart RNZAF

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Military

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Green Mountain F-35 Lightnings

This year, Vermont’s 158th Fighter Wing made history as the first Air National Guard wing to be declared combat ready with the F-35A. Tom Kaminski outlines its history and fifth-generation transition

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Iranian Army Day Parade: Which helicopters were involved?

More than 50 helicopters took part in Iran’s Army Day Parade this year. Air Forces Monthly has the details

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REPORT: Israeli F-16Is continue to wage war on Syria's missile production facilities

Since 2017, the Israeli Air Force has been periodically attacking missile production facilities in Syria – with the latest assault occurring in April 2022. Air Forces Monthly details all six airstrikes, as well as the aircraft and squadrons that carried them out

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Commercial

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Airliner World September 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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All System Go

An acceptance flight is crucial for airline customers buying new aircraft...

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From Qingdao With Gloves

Ever since the COVID-19 coronavirus reached British shores...

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Flying High with Captain Chris

Since he was a boy, Chris Pohl dreamed of being a commercial pilot. Now, with 38 years of experience behind him, he’s able to reflect on a fascinating career which continues to reach new heights. Louise Rose Jones caught up with the Virgin Atlantic training captain and social media star to find out more.

Boeing only delivered four jets in July…

… while Airbus did 47. The stats show that last month wasn’t a good one for the 737 MAX manufacturer

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Flight Simulation

F28 Fellowship PBR Preview

Just Flight has released new screenshots of its upcoming Fokker F28 Fellowship showcasing early PBR effects.

Bar Harbor for X-Plane Out Now

Orbx has released KBHB Bar Harbor Airport for X-Plane 11.

Airbus A321 Touches Down in X-Plane

ToLiss has released the Airbus A321 for X-Plane 11.

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Upcoming Events

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."

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

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 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."

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."

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."