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DC-3 D-Day Squadron plans for Overlord 80th anniversary

The D-Day Squadron, a mini-US aerial armada, is returning to Europe to mark the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings. The Squadron’s Moreno Aguiari told Tom Allett about the organisation’s forthcoming transatlantic adventure

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DC-3 taxies in return to the sky project

Douglas DC-3 LV-BEH completed a series of taxi runs on March 9 and 10 at an EAA convention in Argentina. It’s the latest step in the project to return the 1943-built aircraft to the skies.

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Save the Skymaster closes

North Weald-based Save the Skymaster has announced that it is to close its charity and halt restoration work on Douglas C-54, N44914 (c/n 10630) ‘56498’.

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NASA DC-8 retirement

NASA will shortly retire its DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory after 37 years of missions.

Save the Skymaster folds its wings

The team were attempting to return a Douglas C-54 Skymaster to flying status

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What is the difference between Douglas DC-2 and DC-3?

In a chapter extracted from a Key Publishing book on the Douglas DC-3, Tim McLelland examines the changes made to the DC-2 to make the legendary DC-3

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The secret story of how America nearly built its own 'Bear'

On 29 January 1951, Aviation Week published a lead story revealing a radical bomber designed by Douglas, the Model 1211-J. This came as a shock to the outside world, as Boeing was under contract to develop the XB-52 as the US Air Force’s new heavy strategic bomber. Something had clearly happened…

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Diversifying business interests: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Leveraging his broad skillset to tap into enormous post-World War Two demand, Freddie Laker’s business interests diversified rapidly in the 1950s, albeit with mixed success

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SNAPSHOT: Retro planespotting in Rotterdam

Long-time contributor Ron Mak shares a selection of images from Rotterdam The Hague Airport, taken between 1970 and the late 1990s

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The rise and fall of Swissair

Two decades on from the alpine airline giant’s collapse, Keith Otto profiles the history of a European heavyweight once considered to be as reliable as a Swiss watch and as financially stable as a Swiss bank