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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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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.

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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

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

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Meeting Aérien ‘Le Temps des Hélices’

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La Ferté-Alais, France

The event website states: "Every morning, the public can get closer to the planes via the static exhibition and interact with the pilots and mechanics...The afternoon is specially dedicated to flight presentations with a show lasting more than 5 hours including around a hundred aircraft flying in the skies of Essonne. The show unfolds through thematic scenes the history of aeronautics, from the time of the pioneers to the latest generation of civil and military aircraft."