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Historic

Volunteers to go behind the scenes at Stow Maries

An award-winning museum in Essex is giving potential volunteers a chance to enjoy a ‘behind the scenes’ experience

Piasecki taking shape at Helicopter Museum

Weston-super-Mare’s Helicopter Museum is continuing to make progress on its restoration of Piasecki H-21C FR41

Classic airliner repainted in Berkshire

The Museum of Berkshire Aviation’s Handley Page Dart Herald G-APWA has been professionally repainted by Cladspray Solutions

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FlyPast May 2024

May 2024 issue of FlyPast in page-turning format puts the spotlight on Goodyear FG-1D Corsair NZ5648, which has taken to New Zealand skies once again after a six-year hiatus

Historic Aviation Quiz: March 15

Test you historic aviation knowledge with this week's quiz from KEY.aero...

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 186

How well do you know your military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz below...

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USAF now plans to buy less than 100 F-15EXs

As part of its FY25 budget request, the USAF has revealed that it now plans to purchase 18 F-15EXs, rather than the 24 Eagle IIs that were initially set to be acquired. This would take the total planned F-15EX procurement from a total of 104 aircraft to just 98

Pentagon clears Osprey flight operations to resume

The Pentagon has cleared all three variants of the V-22 Osprey to return to flight after what has been a three-month grounding. US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) initially grounded its CV-22B fleet after the fatal loss of an aircraft on November 29, 2023, before US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) grounded the rest of the US Osprey force

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Commercial

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Canadian Classic Boeing 737 comeback

Canadian charter carrier Nolinor Aviation has announced plans to restore its Boeing 737-200 fleet to pre-pandemic levels.

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Oneworld opens first branded European lounge

Oneworld alliance has unveiled its second dedicated lounge and the first in Europe at Amsterdam/Schiphol airport.

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Your essential Singapore Airshow 2024 debrief

Nigel Pittaway reports from Changi on the major moves and deals to come out of the biennial Singapore Airshow

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UK planespotting highlights for February 2024

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

ULTIMATE AMERICAN AIRLINES FLEET QUIZ!

Following the announcement earlier this week that American Airlines had placed an order for 260 new narrowbody and regional aircraft from Airbus, Boeing and Embraer, for this week’s quiz, we thought we’d test your knowledge of the US carrier’s fleet past and present. Good luck!

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Flight Simulation

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VSKYLABS’ SR-71 Blackbird

Always looking to produce detailed models of stunning-looking unique aircraft, VSKYLABS has released its SR-71-TB Blackbird for X-Plane 12. We find out what it can be like to fly at over Mach 3 at more than 70,000ft.

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Back to Basics - Series 4, Lesson 13

This time, we take a look at some key terms and aids that will assist you in nailing those perfect hand-flown ILS approaches.

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Flight Adventure: The C-160 Transall

The year 2023 saw the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the Transall C-160 military transporter. In this flight adventure, we explore why it became such a long-lived and pivotal utility aircraft for such an extended time.

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Upcoming Events

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

Sheppard AFB - Sheppard Air Show

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Wichita Falls, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.