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AirForces Monthly October 2021

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Inside the Afghan airlift of 1928-’29

The recent extensive evacuation from Afghanistan was not the first such event from Kabul. As Vic Flintham explains, the earlier airlift by the RAF alone took place some 93 years ago...

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Aviation's start-up supremos - Part 2

In the concluding half of a special report, Tom Batchelor highlights some of the new airlines to watch across global markets this year

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Aviation News October 2021

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Tenth Anniversary Meteor Tribute from 1954

After a decade in service The Aeroplane’s July 9, 1954 issue looks back over the type’s development with a particular focus on 25 Sqn

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The world's last proper propliner

In 1953, as the jet era loomed over Santa Monica, the Douglas Aircraft Company unveiled the DC-7. It was a last hurrah for piston power, as Airliner World reveals

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STARLUX CEO's plan to stand out amongst strong competition

The Far East is synonymous with airlines that have earned a reputation for impeccable service. That’s why when a new entrant appears on the scene, it’s bound to turn a few heads. Chris Smith sits down with Glenn Chai, the CEO of Taiwanese carrier STARLUX, to find out its strategy for standing out amongst strong competition

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Flight Training Guide: The pathways to becoming a pilot

Becoming a professional airline pilot is a dream for many aviation enthusiasts – but how do you turn that ambition into reality?

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Flight Training Guide: Flight deck reflections

Gordon Smith chats with a range of globetrotting aviators to ask them what they wish they’d known before starting their pilot journey

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Flight Training Guide: Emirates’ call for new cadets

While the Emirates Flight Training Academy hasn’t been entirely immune to the fallout from the pandemic, the pilot school continues to welcome new recruits, as Richard Schuurman finds out