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Historic

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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...

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Sharpening its Claws

The Panther in the Korean War Warren E Thompson tells how...

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Fuselage mould paves the way for UK-built Mosquito

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Plans to restore the first...

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Globe-trotting Wessex back on display

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Westland Wessex 60 G-AVNE...

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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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Aviation Artists Gather for 2019 Exhibition

The Guild of Aviation Artists is holding its annual Aviation...

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FlyArystan Takes to the Air

FlyArystan, the new low-cost subsidiary of Air Astana, has performed...

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Tigers Meet in France

Belgian F-16AM (MLU), FA-116, roars off the runway at Mont-de-Marsan...

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Royal Navy Reliant Returns to Flight

PRESERVATION Reliant NC1141 served with the Royal Navy...

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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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Flight Simulation

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FALCON BMS 4.33

The legacy continues…

Dovetail Games update

Dovetail games has released an updated statement on its highly...

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Just Flight TB-10 TOBAGO & TB-20 TRINIDAD

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."