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The complete story of the Airspeed Ambassador

The Airspeed Ambassador was hailed as the Douglas DC-3’s heir apparent before the California-built type had cemented its place in history during D-Day and Market Garden. However, the post-war type failed to keep pace with technological advances, as Bruce Hales-Dutton describes

FlightSimExpo 2021

Following last year's show cancellation due to COVID, North America's community-driven flight simulation conference, FlightSimExpo has returned. Taking place over the weekend of September 24-26 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California, it was run as a hybrid event with visitors attending in-person or taking part online.

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Synth Wave: UK military embraces virtual training

For much of the past decade, the UK military has been busy shifting its real-world pilot training into synthetic environments, looking to utilise simulators instead of expensive fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, whose precious flight hours are considered better spent elsewhere

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Aircraft disassembly: the circle of life

What happens after an aircraft is grounded for the last time and taken out of service? Howard Slutsken dives into the world of disassembly

The Pan American ground handling system, comprising a scissors lift, a transfer platform and pallets on individual dolleys. Feature Premium

Pan Am’s groundbreaking Boeing 707 freighter services

Pan Am was a pioneering airline in many ways with this article on its Boeing 707 -321Cs, from the June 27, 1963 edition of ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News’, an example of how it was at the vanguard of exploring new opportunities

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Skyworks Aeronautics champions the gyrocopter

It may have fallen out of favour, but the gyrocopter, a clever, versatile aircraft, is making a comeback, reports Tom Batchelor

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The internet’s favourite wingman: An interview with Paul Lucas

As Paul Lucas reaches his 250,000th subscriber on YouTube, Chris Smith catches up with the aviation fanatic to learn more about his jet-setting adventures

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Dubai Airshow 2021 commercial aviation debrief

Even without the traditional big orders from the local airlines, Dubai Airshow 2021 still racked up sales of over 500 aircraft. Including some interesting ones, reports Richard Schuurman.

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Picture of the Month FlyPast January 2022

Four Pictures of the Week, but only one can be voted Picture of the Month. Find out who you voted to win!

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The record breaking North American Sabre

On November 19, 1956 the North American F-86 Sabre set a new world speed record of 698.50mph.