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Historic

Newark Harvard project takes shape

Significant steps made in wartime trainer restoration as airframe reassembly nears

Buffalo goes on display in Canada

In late November 2023, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa placed its latest exhibit on display – former Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CC-115 Buffalo 115452/452

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Aviation News February 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

Historic Aviation Quiz: Racing aeroplanes of the 1920s & 1930s

Speed was a key development in aviation - and from speed comes racing! Can you recognise these racing types from the 1920s & 1930s?

An F-86D-50-NA of the 513th Fighter Interception Squadron at Manston. Note the many vortex generators, including those on one of the NACA flush intakes for tailpipe cooling. All “Aeroplane” photographs Feature Premium

Revealing insights into UK-based USAF F-86D Sabres

A detailed report on the new capabilities provided by the F-86D from the April 22, 1955 issue of The Aeroplane

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Military

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US GAO says SOCOM should 'slow down' with Armed Overwatch acquisition

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) should slow down its acquisition of the AT-802U Sky Warden, pending a more thorough analysis of the fleet size that is needed

Beale AFB showcases joint airpower capabilities in Elephant Walk

A number of USAF-operated aircraft that are home-based at Beale AFB carried out an elephant walk on January 4 to demonstrate the California base’s joint airpower capabilities

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US and UK launch another wave of attacks on Houthi targets 

Just before midnight local time on January 22 the US and UK struck further targets in Yemen, following on from the initial raids on January 11 and 12 aimed at dissuading the Iran-backed Houthis from attacking shipping.

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Commercial

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Concorde Alpha Foxtrot: The final example to be built and last to fly

Airliner World visits Aerospace Bristol to explore G-BOAF, 20 years after her final flight

ULTIMATE MALEV HUNGARIAN AIRLINES QUIZ!

Malev Hungarian Airlines took to the skies for the first time on November 25, 1954. So, to celebrate what would have been its 69th birthday, we thought we’d take a look at the former Hungarian flag carrier. From its early days with an array of Soviet-built airliners to its collapse several years ago, test your knowledge of the iconic airline.

The inside story of how BA made more than £500m profit from Concorde

After six years of losses on the aircraft, Jock Lowe - the former director of operations at British Airways - explains to Key.Aero how he turned around the supersonic airliner’s financial fortunes

WATCH: A captain’s view of nose droop procedure on world’s fastest Concorde

Key.Aero gained privileged access to Duxford’s Concorde and captured the world-famous nose droop from inside the cockpit

Concorde captain on JFK departure and going supersonic

A former British Airways Concorde captain talks through the unique take-off from runway 31L at the New York hub and the transonic acceleration process

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Flight Simulation

Black Square Duke development update

Black Square Simulations has released a development update for the piston and turbine Duke for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Ontario for X-Plane 12 out now

Verticalsim has announced KONT - Ontario International Airport for X-Plane 12 is now available.

Phenom 100 for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Aircraft developer, Cockspur has announced the PH100 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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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."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Duxford Flying Evening

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The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."