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Taming the BEAST

The Seafire Mk45 was never destined to see front-line service,...

Coronado crisis

The project to save ex-Spantax Convair CV-990 Coronado EC-BZO...

General Aristocrat for Hood River

The sole surviving General Aristocrat, NC278H, is the latest...

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PRIVATEER on parade

The world’s only airworthy Consolidated PB4Y-2 PB4Y PRIVATEER...

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Canopus - The last of the Comets

Twenty years ago, the world’s last airworthy example of the de Havilland DH106 Comet made its final operational flight. Right to the end, the legendary Canopus contributed a huge amount to programmes relating to far more modern military and civil aircraft platforms

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Military

USAF deploy B-52s to Diego Garcia amid Iran tensions

USAF sends six Boeing B-52H Stratofortress heavy bombers to the island of Diego Garcia – a militarised atoll in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Marshalls contracted to support Kuwaiti Hercules

The US government has signed a multi-year contract with UK-based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to support the Kuwait Air Force’s (KAF’s) fleet of KC-130J extended-range tanker-transport aircraft.

US personnel killed, aircraft destroyed in Camp Simba attack

Somali-based terrorist organisation and Al Qaeda affiliate, Al Shabaab, attacked Manda Bay airfield (also known as Camp Simba) – a joint Kenyan Defence Force/US Africa Command military outpost in Manda Bay, Kenya, on January 5.

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Commercial

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MRO Boost for Farnborough

Gulfstream Aerospace is expanding its maintenance, repair and...

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Turkish Lightning Takes Flight

F-35A Lightning II, 18-0001, making its first flight at Fort...

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Atlas Force Increases

Deliveries of the Airbus A400M Atlas C1 to the RAF are picking...

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Great War VC Honoured

A life-size statue of Sgt Thomas Mottershead, the RFC pilot who...

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AIRPORT MOVEMENTS

A round-up of notable aircraft visiting UK airports. French...

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Royal Canadian Air Force - Cold Lake Air Show

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Cold Lake, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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Anchorage, United States

US military airshow

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow