Aviation Features

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Insights into the running of Old Warden airshows

Following his recent retirement, Bob Barton reflects on the challenges and triumphs of arranging airshows at Old Warden, home of the Shuttleworth Collection

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Last of the World War Two VCs

At the time of writing former RAF Coastal Command pilot John Cruickshank is approaching his 104th birthday. FlyPast presents a tribute to the last living recipient to have been awarded the VC during World War Two

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The NC-130H Advanced Tactical Laser

The first decade of the 21st century saw a revival of interest in airborne directed energy weapons, including the Advanced Tactical Laser and the Hercules.

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Saab 340 Super Trouper

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the Saab 340 into service with Crossair.

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D-Day Postal Hurricanes

Although the Hurricane was relegated to minor roles on D-Day, the veteran type played a significant part by delivering mail in the days that followed, as Andrew Thomas recounts

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Ukraine’s fighter force – lessons learned from combat

The Russia-Ukraine war has seen the Ukrainian air arm mainly countering cruise missile and drone attacks, while air combat against Russian fighters was carried out only in the opening days of invasion. Alexander Mladenov looks at the lessons learned from these operations

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Aeroplane July 2024

July 2024 issue of Aeroplane in page-turning format is a Cold War special featuring Lockheed SR-71 'Blackbird' and how its association with Britain began

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Airliner World July 2024

July 2024 issue of Airliner World in page-turning format sees Chris Sloan flying to Honolulu to speak to Hawaiian Airlines’ CEO Peter Ingram about the carrier’s new flagship - the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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Virgin Atlantic Poster July 2024

View the full-size Virgin Atlantic Fleet poster free with the July 2024 issue of Airliner World

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Taking the Blackburn Beverley to the brink

How did we end up in a situation where the last remaining Blackburn Beverley had to be saved from a possible demise? In general, the big British airlifter hasn’t enjoyed the happiest life in preservation