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Historic

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Twin Otter Part 2 – The Viking Years

Malcolm Ginsberg concludes the story of the Twin Otter...

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TRISTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY: RAF TriStars

In 2014 the RAF retired its fleet of Lockheed TriStar tanker-transports...

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Pilot Report: North American NA-64 Yale

The NA-64 Yale is a close relative of the more famous Harvard...

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B-58 Hustler: Convair’s Dazzling Delta

The record-breaking B-58 Hustler bomber certainly looked the part...

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TRISTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY: LTU’s TriStars

German charter operator LTU expanded rapidly in the 1970s...

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Military

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AirForces Monthly May 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

First Qatari NH90 NFH variants delivered

The first two NH90 helicopters of the naval operations NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) variant were delivered to the Qatar Emiri Air Force on March 31

Sikorsky’s first Raider X prototype is more than 85% complete

Sikorsky announced on April 4 that the production of its Raider X competitive prototype for the US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft programme – a part of the service’s wider Future Vertical Lift portfolio – is now more than 85% complete

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Commercial

Qatar Airways is Giving Away 100,000 'Free' Tickets from Today

Qatar Airways is set to hand out 100,000 free round-trip tickets to healthcare professionals as a way of saying thank you for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ryanair: Queuing for the Toilet to be Banned

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has revealed that as part of its plans to reintroduce 40% of its normal flight schedules from July, passengers will no longer be allowed to queue for the toilet. Instead they will have to request permission from a crew member.

Willie Walsh: UK Quarantine Raises Relaunch Doubts

The chief executive of British Airways’ parent group IAG has said the company will need to review its plans to relaunch flights after the British prime minister Boris Johnson revealed proposals to implement a 14-day quarantine period for passengers arriving into the UK by air.

Coronavirus: Willie Walsh Warns of Further Cuts

The owner of British Airways has warned that further group wide restructuring will be “essential” for its survival and that it could take up to three years for passenger demand to return to normal.

Coronavirus: IATA Warns Against Leaving Middle Seats Empty

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said it does not recommend that airlines leave the middle seats empty on flights, as they argue that such a measure offers few safety benefits and doing so, would stunt operators’ ability to turn a profit.

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Flight Simulation

Orbx Simulation Systems Interview

The past year and the road ahead ...

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

The global preview event - Part 2

Archer TX/LX for X-Plane Takes Flight

Just Flight, in partnership with Thranda Design have released the PA-28-181 Archer TX/LX for X-Plane 11.

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Upcoming Events

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."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy 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."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow