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Historic

Control tower restoration appeal relaunched at Elvington

The Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington has renewed its appeal for help to finish the restoration of an historic wartime control tower

Lodestar being returned to its former glory at Pima

Lockheed R5O-5 Lodestar 12481 is close to completion at the Pima Air and Space Museum following a typically thorough restoration

Mosquito veteran Flt Lt Colin Bell celebrates 103rd birthday

Celebrating his 103rd birthday on Tuesday 5 March, Flt Lt Colin Bell shows no sign of slowing down as he looks back over an action-packed year

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Night terrors – Luftwaffe onslaught

Twelve US bombers were lost during a 30-minute onslaught by Luftwaffe night intruders. Ian McLachlan describes the Americans’ ordeal 

Restored Bücker ready to fly in Spain

An example of the CASA-built version of the famous trainer is ready for flight

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Military

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Indian Navy stands up INAS 334 as first MH-60R squadron

The Indian Navy (IN) marked a pivotal moment in its modernisation journey on March 6, when the service formally commissioned its first MH-60R Seahawk multi-role maritime helicopters into operational service with Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 334 at Indian Naval Station (INS) Garuda in Kochi

USAF scales back Grey Wolf acquisition plans

The USAF has scaled back its fielding plans for the MH-139A Grey Wolf multi-mission helicopter, reducing the size of the planned fleet by nearly 50%

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Special 50th anniversary Tornado scheme unveiled

A German Air Force Panavia Tornado IDS has been painted in a special scheme to mark the 50th anniversary of the aircraft type’s first flight.

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Commercial

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JetBlue and Spirit cancel $3.8bn merger

JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines announced on March 4 that they had reached an agreement to terminate a July 2022 merger agreement after the proposed deal was blocked by a US judge in January on anti-competition grounds.

ULTIMATE ONEWORLD ALLIANCE QUIZ!

On February 1, the Oneworld alliance celebrated its 25th anniversary. In honour of this milestone for this week’s quiz we test your knowledge of one of the world’s premium airline alliances. Best of luck!

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Airliner World April 2024

April 2024 issue of Airliner World in page-turning format celebrates 50 years of British Airways flying the UK flag

Southwest Airlines - how it pioneered the low-cost model

In a recent Key Publishing special magazine on low-cost carriers, Gordon Smith explores Southwest Airlines path to success with special insights from the late Herb Kelleher

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Boeing 737 MAX – One step forward, two steps back?

At the end of 2023, the Boeing 737 MAX appeared to have turned a corner, regaining the trust of airlines and passengers alike after two high-profile accidents. Then there was the Alaska Airlines incident in January 2024. In the March 2024 issue of Aviation News Mark Broadbent reports the latest developments

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Flight Simulation

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PILOT’S de Havilland Canada Dash 7

In this review, we take the de Havilland four-engine Dash 7 turboprop for a spin and see how it measures up.

146 Professional upgraded to v2.0

Just Flight has released a major update for the 146 Professional for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

UK2000 releases Aberdeen Airport

Scenery developer UK2000 has announced Aberdeen Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

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".

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!"

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow