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The long way home: 'Kiwi' Corsair back where it belongs!

Following a six-year hiatus, Goodyear FG-1D Corsair NZ5648 has taken to the skies of New Zealand once again – as Gavin Conroy reports

Historic Quiz: British interwar fighters

They say the interwar period was the golden era of aviation, but how much do you know about Britain's fighters of that era?

The real ‘Masters of the Air’

With Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ hugely anticipated ‘Masters of the Air’ finally hitting TV screens across the world, ‘FlyPast’ shares views captured of the ‘The Mighty Eighth’ in England while executing the daylight strategic bombing campaign across Nazi-occupied Europe.

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Carrier jets over Korea

When war broke out on the Korean peninsula in 1950, involving the nascent United Nations, carrier aviation with jets had barely begun. In a new special magazine called ‘Carrier Aircraft of the Classic Jet Era’ from Key Publishing, Matthew Willis explains in this article how despite all the limitations of early jets, and the challenges brought by revolutionary swept-wing fighters, the jet-powered naval aircraft soon proved their worth.

RAF Museum cleaners undertake high-flying mission

A team of ‘dustbusters’ with a head for heights has been cleaning the suspended aircraft at Royal Air Force Museum Midlands

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Military

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All you need to know about the British Army's new AH-64E Apache gunships

With the Army Air Corps bidding farewell to the Apache AH1 this week, in the November 2023 issue of AirForces Monthly Chris Coot examined its successor - the new-generation AH-64E Apache Guardian

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

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Commercial

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Boeing delivery delays hit Ryanair’s schedule

Ryanair expects to receive just 40 of the 57 planned Boeing 737 MAX 8200 aircraft that were due to be delivered before the summer.

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Finnair marks 100 years of flight today

Finnair is celebrating 100 years of flight having operated its first-ever service today (March 20) in 1924.

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50 years of Paris/Charles de Gaulle

Paris/Charles de Gaulle is the undisputed gateway to one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, and this year, it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Airliner World takes a look at the history of the facility and how far it has come since it opened in 1974

New Flying Doctor King Air makes flying visit to Belfast

A new Beechcraft King Air 360C for the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service passed through Belfast International Airport on its delivery flight on February 26, 2024.

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Dreamliners broaden flydubai’s horizon

Flydubai surprised many people by ordering 30 Boeing 787 widebodies at the Dubai Airshow in November 2023. It marks a new chapter for the airline, as Richard Schuurman details in the March 2024 issue of Aviation News

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Flight Simulation

146 Professional upgraded to v2.0

Just Flight has released a major update for the 146 Professional for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

UK2000 releases Aberdeen Airport

Scenery developer UK2000 has announced Aberdeen Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Tobii Eye Tracker 5

In this review, we look at the latest generation of head and eye-tracking technology.

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The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

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The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

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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."

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