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Historic Aviation Quiz

This week's historic aviation quiz is here and you'll need to rack your brains for a good score on this one!

New Brazilian Destination for X-Plane

Scenery developer, Global Art has released SBSP - Congonhas Airport in Brazil for X-Plane 11.

“… the cleanliness of the design which makes such a performance possible.” The Elizabethan, née Ambassador, is seen here in cruising trim. Feature Premium

From the cockpit – on board a BEA Elizabethan

A superbly detailed account of the intricacies of operating and flying this propeller-driven airliner from a different era, which first appeared in the pages of the November 14, 1952 issue of The Aeroplane

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RAF slowly returns Tutor fleet to operations after six months

Following an enforced six-month grounding order due to technical issues, the RAF is slowly returning its fleet of Grob G115E Tutor T1 basic trainers to the skies

Aviat Aircraft Husky for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Asobo Studio has announced the Aviat Aircraft Husky A-1C is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Portuguese Navy receives first upgraded Lynx Mk95A

The Portuguese Navy has received its first modernised AgustaWestland (now Leonardo Helicopters) Lynx Mk95A maritime utility helicopter, more than a year after the newly upgraded type completed its first flight

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“HOW DID THEY GET IT MADE?”

A film about the CIA’s clandestine air transport firm engaging...

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WW2 HISTORY RN ferry pilot

William Henry Cundell Blake from building his own light aeroplane, the Blake Bluetit to reservist service with the Fleet Air Arm flying 56 different aircraft types

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“Reality was exceeding my wildest dreams”

Being involved in the Battle of Britain filming generated all sorts of emotions, and so it was for a member of the engineering team, tasked first with returning Spitfires to flight and then keeping them ‘on the line’

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DAKOTA WARRIORS

In World War Two and the Berlin Airlift, these two Douglas C-47s played their part. Now, owned by leading flight experiences operator Aero Legends, these fine veterans are embarking on the next phase of their careers — and passenger flights might be back on the agenda, too

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GAME, SET AND MATCH

The Royal Navy’s concept of the Manned Torpedo- Carrying Helicopter...

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THE FLYING FILM STUDIO

With a much-modified B-25 Mitchell, one innovative Hollywood aviation film company looked to the past to meet the demands of the future

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DOG DAYS - Beagle 206 at 60

CLASSICS Beagle 206 at 60Some loved it, others loathed it. But...

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LANCASTER AT THE MOVIES

The producers and directors of next year’s Lancaster talk about the creative process behind their ambitious, powerful new feature documentary work

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HIDDEN HISTORY ‘Football War’ Part 2

HIDDEN HISTORY ‘Football War’Concluding our two-part series...

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What happened to World War Two’s female fighter aces?

Previously, we brought you the stories of Yekaterina Budanova and Lydia Litvyak, World War Two’s only female fighter aces. Their lives would soon become interwoven…

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When Boeing bought Airbus

Key.Aero explores the bizarre negotiation which involved Boeing buying aircraft made by its arch-rival and explains what happened to those airframes in the years that followed

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 12

In Episode 12 of the Air Warrior Podcast Alan Warnes speaks with Gary Waterfall, senior defence advisor for September’s DSEI exhibition and conference, on what visitors can expect as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions continue to ease

First flight for multi-intelligence configured MQ-4C Triton

A Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance UAV has been flown for the first time in the platform’s new, highly upgraded multi-intelligence configuration

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Airliner World September 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Air India Express 737 hit wall on take-off after captain’s seat reclines

The jet took out the airport’s localiser and a portion of its boundary wall after a botched take-off

A Sea Vixen seconds before touching down. Feature Premium

Revealed – the precision engineering of the Sea Vixen

A revealing report on the production of the Sea Vixen from the April 4, 1958 issue of The Aeroplane

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 54

Welcome to the 54th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

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Texas ANG receives its first C-130J-30

The Texas ANG’s 136th Airlift Wing at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth has become the latest USAF unit to start transitioning to the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules

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Mali’s second C295W ready for delivery

A second Airbus C295W is being prepared for delivery to the Malian Air Force to supplement its growing tactical transport fleet

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