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Historic

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TOUGH AS OLD BOOTS

DHC–2 BEAVER Three decades after its retirement from frontline...

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’Iraqi’ Hunter on display in Basingstoke

Former Royal Danish Air Force Hawker Hunter F.51 E-408 was installed...

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New colours for gate guard Fighting Falcon

General Dynamics F-16C 84-1264 has been repainted at Fort Wayne’s...

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A Fine Day at the ‘Office’

GROUNDSHOW 20 YEARS OF COCKPIT-FEST Now in its 20th year,...

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HIGH FLIGHT

AVIATION ART | ACES HIGH THE RENOWNED ACES HIGH AVIATION GALLERY...

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Military

RAF A400M is air-to-air refuelled for the first time

A RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1, serial ‘ZM406’, has been refuelled whilst airborne for the first time. This milestone was achieved during recent trials conducted by 206 Squadron. The squadron is the test and evaluation squadron for heavy aircraft of the UK defence stationed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxford

Eielson AFB F-35s take part in air-to-air weapons evaluation

The 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) made history as the first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II squadron in the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) to take part in an air-to-air weapons evaluation

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New Malaysian Navy AW139s test flying

Two Leonardo AW139 maritime operations helicopters (MOH) destined for Tentaru Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM – Royal Malaysian Navy) service have recently been test flying in Italy while being prepared for delivery.

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Commercial

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Airport Screening: A Clearer Picture

Efficient CT screening at airports is essential to maximise security...

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Airport, Interrupted: Crisis Curbs Bright Start

Famed for its iconic food, music and culture, New Orleans...

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SNAPSHOT: Moscow calling

Three years on from his last visit to Moscow/Sheremetyevo...

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SNAPSHOT: Postcard from Colombia

Regular contributor Ron Mak ventured to the jungles of Colombia...

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Life After Thomas Cook

Even before COVID-19 caused chaos within the commercial aviation industry...

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Flight Simulation

Austria Pro HD West

The land of mountains You can track along the Salzach...

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Queen of the Skies II

The Boeing 747 started with a handshake. Following the massive success of the 707 and the rapid expansion in air travel, Pan American World Airways’ founder Juan Trippe wanted an even bigger aircraft.......

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Thrustmaster T.1600M FCS FLIGHT PACK The Thrustmaster...

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

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."

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Meeting Aérien ‘Le Temps des Hélices’

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La Ferté-Alais, France

The event website states: "Every morning, the public can get closer to the planes via the static exhibition and interact with the pilots and mechanics...The afternoon is specially dedicated to flight presentations with a show lasting more than 5 hours including around a hundred aircraft flying in the skies of Essonne. The show unfolds through thematic scenes the history of aeronautics, from the time of the pioneers to the latest generation of civil and military aircraft."