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Historic

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New monument features Sabre and MiG

Following a delay caused by the pandemic, the Planes of Fame Air Museum has finally opened its Korean War Memorial at Chino, California. 

Battle of Britain artwork displayed

A new painting of the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent is now on display at London’s RAF Club

Pilot descendants attend Stow Maries Remembrance

The normally bustling museum, which boasts a large collection of Royal Flying Corps World War One buildings, fell silent in tribute to the fallen on Sunday

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Aeroplane meets... Shuttleworth chief pilot Paul Stone

The Shuttleworth Collection’s chief pilot holds a unique place in historic aviation — and the current incumbent, an ex-Sea Harrier man and test pilot, brings a wealth of experience

Tragedy in Texas

The thoughts of all at FlyPast and Key Aero are with those affected by yesterday’s accident

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Military

Turkey’s new 'unmanned fighter' steps closer to first flight after ground test success

Turkish defence company, Baykar, has marked a significant milestone in the development of its Bayraktar Kizilelma UCAV after the initial prototype successfully completed its first Automatic Taxi and Running Test at the Akinci Flight Training and Test Center in Tekirdağ, Turkey, on November 20

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US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier arrives for first UK visit

The US Navy’s first-in-class aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile cruiser, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116), arrived in Portsmouth, Hampshire, for a scheduled port visit in the UK on November 14

Just a Nice Pic Competition - Top 10!

Combat Aircraft Journal presents ten outstanding images from its first ‘just a nice pic’ competition.

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Commercial

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Silk Way West Airlines to add 777X

The Azerbaijani cargo carrier says acquisition of the brand-new widebody type will enable benefits including the further expansion of its international network.

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A jumbo farewell: Flying on Lufthansa’s 747-400s

As Wilbur Sargunaraj makes an important trip home, he uses the opportunity to take one last flight on his beloved Boeing 747-400.

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What makes the 747-8 the ultimate Jumbo?

The age of the Jumbo jet began more than 50 years ago when Boeing launched the 747. As the final aircraft nears delivery, Bruce Hales-Dutton details the latest, and now last-ever, variant.

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Flight Simulation

Analog King Air pack released

Black Square's Steam Gauge overhaul for the default MSFS King Air 350i provides a new interior and panel with 3D' steam' gauges and swappable radio configurations.

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INTERVIEW: Flight Control Replay v5

Flight Control Replay looks to allow us to take back control of the replay functionality in Microsoft Flight Simulator. With the announcement of the new version 5 of the software, we spoke to its creator, Fabio Merlo, to find out how the programme is adapting and evolving as time goes by.

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iniBuilds’ Airbus A300-600 tutorial - Part 5

In the previous issue, our A300 finally took flight towards the sunny shores of La Palma Airport in the Canary Islands. This time, we will pick our flight up as we reach 1,500ft and finally find time to relax.

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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.