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Historic

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Drop zone ‘K’, Sannerville, 5 June

‘DAKS’ GATHERING VIEW FROM THE GROUND… At Sannerville,...

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Shooting Star from the Skunk Works

LOCKHEED P-80 America was slow to grasp the advantages of...

RAFM GETS GENEROUS

In late June the RAF Museum announced that several of its aircraft...

GEORGE ELLIS 1947-2019

George Ellis celebrates the first post-restoration flight of...

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DH DRAGON RAPIDE

HOOKS’ TOURS A further helping of beautiful DH89s from our...

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Military

617 Squadron fly with Indian AF Jaguars and SU-30s

October 27, exercise Konhan Shakti 21 saw one of the RAF’s F-35B units, 617 Squadron, operating from HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) flying with Indian Air Force Su-30s and Jaguars, plus Indian Navy MiG-29K

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M28 Special Operations Multi-Role Aircraft unveiled

PZL Mielec and Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) unveiled the first prototype of its newest M28 Special Operations Multi-Role Aircraft (SOMA), also known as the MC-145B Coyote on October 26

Seymour Johnson F-15s head to Romania and Bulgaria

USAF Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrived at Borcea Air Base, Romania, and Graf Ignatievo AB in Bulgaria on October 18, all in support of operation Castle Forge

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Commercial

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Essex Marshes Give Up Battle of Britain Hurricane

Nearly 79 years after it was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf...

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Gander Transatlantic Crossroads

From humble origins Gander International Airport became one of...

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Germany’s Hansa Jets

With its forward-swept wings, the HFB Hansa Jet was a memorable...

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Airbus Marks 50th Anniversary

HEADLINES Airbus aircraft and the Patrouille de France...

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New Delta Cruiser Unveiled

Czech company Cruiser Sport Aircraft (CSA), which builds the...

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Flight Simulation

Manchester out now

Aerosoft has released this highly detailed expansion for FSX,...

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VERTIGO Extra 300 SC

Vertigo Designs Take on the Extra 300SC in X-Plane

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NORTHERN GERMANY

Preparing to depart Berlin’s Tegel airport in our special PC...

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Upcoming Events

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Hollomon Airshow 2024 Legacy of Liberty

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Holloman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."