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Historic

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Above and Beyond: Jimmy Flint

For heroic efforts to rescue crewmen after ditching his bomber...

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Glory Days: Golden Age Speedsters

Rob Glover opens the photo albums of his late father...

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FlyPast September 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Desert Mischief: Hurricanes of 40 Squadron SAAF

Andrew Thomas investigates the cheeky nose badges that appeared on the desert-based World War Two Hurricanes of a South African reconnaissance unit

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Life and Times of a special Buccaneer

First flown more than 50 years ago, the Buccaneer XV344 eventually made its mark...

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Military

F-111E exercises and weapons detachments

Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) recalls the exercises and weapons detachments he participated in while flying with the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing

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Ukraine ‘appreciates’ Turkish defence support, calls out earlier German reluctance

A senior Ukrainian official has praised the contribution that Turkey has in providing support to the country’s armed forces, before calling out Germany's earlier reluctance

Flying the F-111E in the UK, roles and memorable sorties

Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) recalls what it was like flying in the UK and describes a typical F-111 low-level training sortie

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The Big Swiss Switch

Swiss carrier Helvetic Airways has recently retired a trusty old workhorse as well as welcoming a shiny new arrival

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Ruled Britannia

Forming the basis of what is now the world’s largest charter, Britannia Airways was born out of a necessity for a reliable holiday airline

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Drama in the desert?

While Dubai Airshow 2019 lacked the blockbuster breakthroughs of previous years, it also sprang a few surprises.

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Europe's regionals still fighting injustices

Bernie Baldwin reports on highlights of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly

Can you crack our latest airport codes?

Test your knowledge of airport codes

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Flight Simulation

KATL Atlanta 2019 released

Imaginesim has released the 2019 version of KATL Atlanta for Prepar3D version 4.

DCS: World War II Asset pack update

​​Eagle Dynamics has added two new vehicles to its DCS: WWII Asset Pack.

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REVIEW: Mad Flight Studio’s Spectr-Aero SP-30

It has been a good year for us fans of bush and utility aircraft with many releases for both Prepar3D and X-Plane. Earlier in the year, new X-Plane developer Mad Flight Studio released its unique Spectr-Aero SP-30.

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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.