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Historic

Historic Aviation Quiz: Aircraft Identification

How well do you know your aircraft silhouettes? Test your skills on our American types for the RAF…

A Guided Tour of Newark Air Museum!

Join secretary and trustee Howard Heeley as he gives James Peene a guided tour of some of the impressive aircraft collection at Newark Air Museum. Watch the video now!

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FlyPast's Alternative Christmas TV schedule

If you’re looking for some alternative viewing ideas to the regular Christmas TV schedule, the FlyPast team offer up a few decidedly left-field suggestions…

FULL INTERVIEW: New officer commanding BBMF Mark ‘Suggs’ Sugden

Are you in the classic post-turkey slump of Christmas Day? Fear not, Key.Aero is here to save the day! Watch the full BBMF C/O Mark 'Suggs' Sugden interview now

How you can help the BBMF survive for years to come

In the final instalment of Key.Aero's interview with Mark 'Suggs' Sugden, the new O/C talks through how the BBMF is funded and what you can do to help the flight stay in the air

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Military

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First ex-USAF F-16C for US Navy’s ‘Fighting Saints’

The first of the former USAF/ANG Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcons to enter service with the US Navy’s Fighter Squadron Composite 13 (VFC-13) ‘Fighting Saints’ was seen at NAS Fallon, Nevada, earlier this month

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 116

Welcome to the 116th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

GE engine selected to power Polish AW149 fleet

Following a recent contract announcement between the Polish Government and PZL-Świdnik, it has been revealed that the former has selected GE Aerospace’s CT7-2E1 turboshaft engine to power its new 32-strong fleet of Leonardo AW149 multi-mission helicopters

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Commercial

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Orange origins: Inside easyJet's early years

Joining a start-up can be a risky career move, especially when the company happens to be an airline. Thomas Haynes speaks to Tony Anderson about the time he made the leap from his job at Thomas Cook to become employee number three at a fledgling carrier called easyJet

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Airliner World RecoveryWatch July 2021

China’s domestic aviation market is leading the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, but it has been a bumpy ride

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CEDARJET GOES TO WAR

Within a decade, civil war had transformed Lebanon from being ‘the Switzerland of the Middle East’ to one of the most dangerous places on Earth. Yet the nation’s flag carrier, Middle East Airlines, flew on undeterred, as Charles Kennedy details

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Plane talking: A chat with a Qatar Airways executive

Amid the pandemic, one airline has been bucking the capacity trend. Gordon Smith spoke to Thierry de Bailleul, Qatar Airways’ VP of sales for Europe, about the carrier’s bold approach

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Travolta's hot rod heads home

Once John Travolta’s personal transport, Boeing 707-138B, N707JT, is being readied for a return to Australia. Chris Frame speaks to HARS’ president Bob De La Hunty to learn whether the jet will dash down under like grease lightning or if its arrival in Oz will be a work of (pulp) fiction

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Flight Simulation

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Carenado’s WACO YMF5

The 1930s inspired general aviation biplane from Carenado

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Microsoft’s France/Benelux World Update

The Microsoft/Asobo team has presented us with yet another World Update, this time featuring France and Benelux.

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Aerosoft’s CRJ 550/700

Almost seven months to the day after the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator, the long wait for a complex, airline category add-on came to an end in March when Aerosoft released its CRJ 550/700. Let’s take a look at this exciting release.

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Wales Airshow

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The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Hollomon Airshow 2024 Legacy of Liberty

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Holloman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow