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Aeroplane June 2024

June 2024 issue of Aeroplane in page-turning format is a D-Day 80th anniversary special commemorating the Allied landings on June 6, 1944 — and the air power that liberated Europe, hour-by-hour

Historic Aviation Quiz

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Painting progress on Pima projects

The spray booth at the vast Pima Air and Space Museum complex in Arizona has been kept busy recently as several exhibits have been repainted before going on display.

Bolingbroke discovered in Canada

In early March, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) announced that the remains of a Bristol Bolingbroke had been discovered in the province of Manitoba and donated to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (CATPM), which is aiming to put an example of the type in the air.

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‘Marine One’ finds new home in Texas

Former United States Marine Corps Sikorsky VH-3D Sea King 159358 was delivered on permanent loan to the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Texas on February 27, 2024.

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Military

First visit of a KC-135 to the Mach Loop

A US Air Force 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker undertook a low-level training sortie yesterday evening (May 9, 2024), which for the first time included the Mach Loop in Wales.

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AIR International June 2024

June 2024 issue of AIR International in page-turning format sees Bernie Baldwin gear up for a closer look at development of aircraft undercarriages, wheels and brakes to deliver optimum service

Plans to restore Newark Chinook gather pace

Volunteers at Newark Air Museum have started to fabricate missing and damaged items for Chinook HC.1 ZA717, which arrived at the Nottinghamshire attraction in 2018.

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Commercial

Norse to fly for Air Peace to London

Norse Atlantic Airways has entered into an agreement with Nigerian carrier Air Peace for an ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) charter service on the Lagos to London route.

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Brussels Airlines unveils latest stunning A320 special scheme

Brussels Airlines has presented a brand-new Airbus A320neo in a special livery named ‘Amare’.

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Airbus Helicopters Racer flies

The Airbus Helicopters Racer high-speed helicopter demonstrator undertook its first flight from Marignane in southern France on April 25, 2024.

UK Holiday Airlines Quiz

Test your knowledge on UK holiday airlines.

Tecnam launches P2006T NG

Tecnam launched a new edition of its P2006T training aircraft at the AERO Friedrichshafen show in Germany, held over April 17 to 20, 2024.

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Flight Simulation

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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.

Richmond for MSFS released

The latest US destination from scenery developer Axonos is KRIC Richmond International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

PC Pilot - Issue 151 Downloads

Online contents for the May/June 2024 issue of PC Pilot.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, 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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.