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Thunderbolts over Burma

By Angus Findon, Mark Hillier A very special book. It shows us the life of a British fighter pilot, but not in the usual way where young men jump into the Hurricanes and Spitfires and fend off Hitler’s Luftwaffe over

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Interesting article on Desert Storm

I can’t believe it is already 30 years ago that we were watching in awe at the tracer bullets rising into the air over Baghdad, without hitting anything, while Saddam’s armed forces were annihilated from above….. At last some positive

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KLM turns 101

Here’s a message on the KLM, my favorite airline for many many years…. An article in Key.Aero takes a look at the history of the world’s oldest airline. Check it out HERE !

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Duel Under the Stars

2020-06-18 The Memoir of a Luftwaffe Night Pilot in World War II by Wilhelm Johnen Another one of my favorite World War 2 books, because it is written relatively shortly after the war, in 1956, by someone who was one

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The F-4 Phantom – book review

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archivesby Martin Bowman Usually I am very happy with this series of ‘Rare Images’ books from Pen & Sword, and the good old Phantom being one of my long-time favorite aircraft I was interested in this

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Book Review: A Spy in the Sky

A Photographic Reconnaissance Spitfire Pilot in WWII Very interesting book. I love all stories about WW2 written by the people who actually were there, and this one is no exception. It not only tells the story of a young man

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My old aeroclub

Founds this nice little video on the internet today, about the Aeroclub de Méribel. I was member for a few years and flew the BOPK with an instructor, learning taildragging, mountain flying and ski-flying! We had a small apartment across

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Slow re-entry

Many many years ago I bought a plastic model kit of the Westland Lysander, back when I was working on getting one designed for our Flight Simulator range of aircraft models. I planned on making a diorama with it, based

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My Home Cockpit Project

This, my dear friends, has been on my bucket list for, oh, at least 30 years. Flight Simulation has been the ONE steady thing in my life ever since 1976 when I saw the very first non-mainframe computer….. and a

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D-Day Airfields – Book Review

Airfields of the D-Day Invasion Air Force (Paperback) 2nd Tactical Air Force in South-East England in WWII By Peter Jacobs A book for researchers, tourists and history buffs alike ! For most people when we say ‘D-Day’, the pictures of

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Russian Gunships – Book Review

Russian Gunship Helicopters by Yefim Gordon Recently I was introduced to the FlightCraft series of Pen and Sword Books. This is an interesting series aimed at not only aviation enthusiasts, but more in specific to aviation scale modelers and researchers

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Reading about and flying the Canberra

Last week I got a copy of the English Electric Canberra by Bruce Barrymore Halpenny (must have lost the ‘f’ somewhere along the way of history) and today I downloaded and installed the Just Flight Canberra to go with it.

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Aviation

Schiphol Airport Stormy Video

Schiphol Airport today during the first of our Winter Storms…… I know who’d have liked to see this.   Post by Luchtverkeersleider.  

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Help Canadian Aviation Museum Survive!

  Now before we start discussing our World War 2 publishing plans, here’s something more important that I want to share with you all. I am certain that you will agree with me that letting a national aviation museum go

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Airshow Méribel !!!!!

  Reason why things are a bit ‘slow’ usually in summer is that we move our office to a ‘better’ place, i.e. a tiny room in a chalet in the French Alps. I spend as little time in that room

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More fun than MS Flight !?

Now, if you are looking for something less complicated than FSX or XP-10, but much more fun than MS Flight… search no longer, I’ve found you the solution. Have a go at RealFlight !!!   This stuff really looks like

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Microsoft finally lost me…..

On my Flightsim Soapbox. I know, I must be the Last of the Mohicans with SO many people over the past decades pissing on Microsoft for their monopolies, cranky OS’es, disdain for their customers and many other reasons. So call

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Last Shuttle Flight

Yes, this is a bit of a melancholic moment. I witnessed the very first space flight EVER, and just now witnessed the very LAST Space Shuttle take-off. Sniff. I picked up two nice videos for ya….. the first is part

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Anti-mosquito control

  Charlie. That’s what we called the old Antonov AN-2 sparaying the beach in Mamaia, Black Sea Coast, Romania, waaaaay back in 1974 when on holiday there with my fiancee and parents.   Well, guess what? There’s an old AN-2

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The Francois Daily

Trained as a typographer and having worked at Holland’s largest newspaper in my very first job, writing, news and newspapers still hold my interest. So then OF COURSE the Paper.li initiative from Switzerland caught my eye. What with the onslaught

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Our Alaska Flight

I finally managed to finish the first of a row of articles dealing with my/our flying in the States last October/November. The first in the range is the story about our flight through the Misty Fjords, near Ketchikan, Alaska. This

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USA 2010 #7 – Florida

We’ve made it through ‘immigration’ again, even though we are not planning to immigrate – well, not HERE  anyway – and we’re back in the land of the countless SUV’s and gun-toting people. Heck, even the ticket guy on the

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Reno Air Races – such a shame

Don’t get me wrong, I am not opposing speed sports in any way. Have been racing carts and cars myself and would have loved racing motorbikes. But racing dogs, horses, turtles or aircraft is a bit outside of my circle

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Wonderful Edwards AFB Photos

If you’re ‘into’ aviation then you don’t want to miss THIS SERIES of wonderful photos of an Edwards Air Force Base Open Day, shot by Bernard Zee. Bernard even added sound bits to some of his photos and you can

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