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Historic

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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THE ARCHERFIELD IGLOO

WW2 HISTORY Qantas B-24 turrets When, spurred by Charles Lindbergh,...

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Shooting Star from the Skunk Works

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

Lockheed 12 to Germany

Lockheed 12 Electra Junior N18130 was recently acquired by Paderbornbased...

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Military

First AH-1Z Viper built for Bahrain

Bell Textron completed the first build of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Kingdom of Bahrain last month. The US company announced the completion of the build in a press release on October 22

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Cutting the cost - Insight into counter-insurgency aircraft

Using state-of-the-art jet fighters for counterinsurgency close air support is expensive – cost-effective alternatives are needed. Samuel Beal looks at the capabilities developed and the role of more economical platforms in tomorrow’s battlespace

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 24

Episode 24 of The Air Warrior Podcast brings you analysis on Norway's recently announced plans to retire its F-16AM/BM (MLU) fleet before the end of this year, with the fixed-wing combat role set to be solely taken over by the F-35A Lightning II. Meanwhile, the Modern Military Team discusses the continued effort to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghan civilians to the UK after the August 31 deadline

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Commercial

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First Flight for Flaris LAR1

Another interesting attendee at AERO Friedrichshafen was the...

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Gunsmoke Reborn

The USAF has revived its famous Gunsmoke competition with the...

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DH.9 Flies at Duxford

De Havilland DH.9 E8894 flew at Duxford on May 13 after a 17-year...

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Spitfire Returns from Middle East Tour

Following a tour of the Middle East, Spitfire XIX PM651 has returned...

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Gulfstream G650 Record-Breaking Bizjet

Rod Simpson examines Gulfstream Aerospace’s G650 and G650ER,...

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Flight Simulation

A new yoke is coming!

Snakebyte group has announced ‘Honeycomb Aeronautical’ -...

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AEROSOFT MENORCA X EVOLUTION

The island looks beautiful from altitude A return to...

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Wired2Fire SIM X-15

The Need for speed Wired2Fire has built the Sim X-15 to...

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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."