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Historic

Fresh livery for preserved Spanish Phantom 

'Titanes Phorever' jet unveiled at Torrejon Air Base

New colours for Australian Hunter

Former Royal Singaporean Air Force (RSAF) Hawker Hunter F.74S 546 was unveiled to the public on October 26, 2022 during a special ceremony at its Hunter Warbirds Aviation Centre home, Scone, New South Wales, Australia, wearing Royal Air Force (RAF) colours following an extensive 100-day restoration.

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Who was pioneering aviator Oscar Garden?

Pioneering aviator Oscar Garden is best remembered for his astonishing 18-day flight in a Gipsy Moth, travelling from London to Australia in 1930. In the years that followed, the New Zealander’s love of flying did not abate. Here his daughter Mary Garden details his flying boat adventures before and during World War Two…

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Lake Windermere's incredible Waterbird

Newly airborne from Lake Windermere this summer, the replica of the unique Waterbird represents a tremendous accomplishment — and a delightful way to recall the achievements of the 1911 original

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How good was the Sopwith Camel in battle?

Sopwith’s most famous fighter earned its reputation in hard fought aerial combats. Andrew Thomas documents the wartime use of the legendary biplane

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 120: World Cup Edition

Calling all aviation and football fans! The hotly anticipated FIFA World Cup 2022 has officially kicked off in Qatar, with 32 nations vying to get their hands on the coveted trophy! While there is no trophy here, can you correctly identify these 32 military aircraft with their respective operators in this special World Cup edition of the Monday Military Aviation Quiz?

Turkey’s new 'unmanned fighter' steps closer to first flight after ground test success

Turkish defence company, Baykar, has marked a significant milestone in the development of its Bayraktar Kizilelma UCAV after the initial prototype successfully completed its first Automatic Taxi and Running Test at the Akinci Flight Training and Test Center in Tekirdağ, Turkey, on November 20

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US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier arrives for first UK visit

The US Navy’s first-in-class aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile cruiser, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116), arrived in Portsmouth, Hampshire, for a scheduled port visit in the UK on November 14

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Commercial

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New German destination for Qatar Airways

The Qatari flag carrier added a fourth German city to its passenger route map.

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So long, SOFIA!

NASA’s SOFIA airborne laboratory has retired, more than a decade earlier than planned. In the first of a two-part feature, Bernd Sturm shines the spotlight on this unique aircraft

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North American airlines: the post-pandemic battle

Tom Batchelor takes an in-depth look at how North America’s airlines are tackling everything from pilot shortages to a jumpy cargo sector

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Flight Simulation

Landmarks Dublin City Pack released

Orbx has announced Landmarks Dublin City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Microsoft Flight Simulator boss on future of free updates

The head of Microsoft Flight Simulator has outlined his position on the future of free updates following the release of the highly anticipated 40th Anniversary Edition.

New Icelandic destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, ST Simulations has released Akureyri Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Now in its 23rd successful year, the Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference provides a critical forum to explore the strategic and tactical airlift capability in the region and offer allied programme managers the chance to network with leading tanker OEMs and systems integrators.

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Now in its 30th year, this popular event always features a stunning display of aircraft-related collectable items, on dozens of stalls and is a must for aviation enthusiasts.