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Historic

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What is it like to own and fly a North American L-17 Navion?

From the same same stable as the legendary P-51 Mustang, the North American L-17 Navion offers both a user-friendly and enjoyably wild ride, as Dave Unwin discovered

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Is this the strangest place to see a Hawker Hunter?

After undergoing an extensive restoration, the first production Hawker Hunter F.1 WT555 has been moved to a new home, but not in a museum as you might expect. Key.Aero recounts the iconic aircraft’s story

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Short Sperrin – The Forgotten V Bomber

In 1946, amid escalating tension between East and West, Britain embarked on a programme of nuclear jet bomber development, including the stopgap Short Sperrin, as Pete London explains...

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Lancaster Return to Flight

The return to flight of a UK-based Avro Lancaster is the stuff that dreams are made of. FlyPast's Steve Beebee visited the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre where fantasy is rapidly becoming reality…

Mustang engine reaches Sywell

The Packard Merlin engine and propeller from a P-51D Mustang have been donated to Sywell Aviation Museum for restoration and display

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Military

Mozambique strengthens counter-terrorism capabilities with new aircraft

The Mozambique Air Force has moved to strengthen its counter-terrorism capabilities with the purchase of two transport aircraft from South Africa-based aerospace/defence company, Paramount Group

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UK donates Sea King helicopters to aid Ukraine’s fight against Russia

As part of its latest military aid package to Ukraine, the UK MOD revealed on November 23 that three Westland Sea King helicopters have been donated to the war-torn country to provide additional key capabilities to the Ukrainian Armed Forces as it continues to fight off Russian invaders

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Combat Aircraft Journal January 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Commercial

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Airborne law enforcement in Washoe County

AIR International visited Nevada's Washoe County to hear about the crucial role the Airborne Law Enforcement Unit plays in the work of the Sheriff’s Office

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Business aviation: an unlikely eco champion

Business aviation is, in many areas, blazing the sustainability trail, contrary to popular perception. Paul E Eden finds out more

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British Airways reveals BRAND-NEW destination in United States

Plans for a new transatlantic route have been unveiled. Due to launch from next Summer, it will become the flag carrier’s 27th US destination served directly from London. Find out where now…

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Flight Simulation

Typhoon for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

CJ Simulations has released its first aircraft collection for Microsoft Flight Simulator - the Eurofighter Typhoon.

X-Plane 12 arrives in Brisbane

Orbx has announced YBBN Brisbane Airport is now available for X-Plane 12.

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Flight sim airports - Part 2

In part 2, we continue our exploration of some of the more recently available airports in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Quality and features vary quite widely but we will start with one of the best: CYYZ Toronto Pearson International Airport by FlyTampa, where obsession to detail appears to be the hallmark of the designers.

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Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.