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Historic

High-level support for Tangmere tower

The Save Tangmere Tower campaign received a major boost in mid-June,...

Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

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‘L-Birds’ back to Normandy

L-BIRDS From all over Europe they came to northern France...

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IN SERVICE

The performance advantages of the Luftwaffe jets were huge, but...

Horsa heads for the Netherlands

The Horsa reproduction leaving Cosford on 19 June, heading out...

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Military

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The story of Boeing's problematic KC-46 Pegasus programme

Over budget and besieged with problems, Boeing’s KC-46 Pegasus continues to come under scrutiny. Tom Kaminski provides a timely update

Belgium deploys A400M for first international exercise

The Belgian Air Component conducted its first international A400M exercise during October 11-25, this is after a detachment of 148 military personnel and two Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft from the 15th Airlift Wing participated in the Airlift Block Training (ABT) at Pisa Air Base, Italy

Behind the scenes of a 100 squadron hot bombing mission

Recently Key.Aero joined 100 Squadron for Operation Flash Strike at both RAF Leeming, Yorkshire, and the Ministry of Defence’s Donna Nook Weapons Range in Lincolnshire. Operation Flash Strike saw a total of 16 3kg practice bombs dropped from the Hawk T1 at Donna Nook range against fictitious adversary threats provided by the JTACS throughout two sorties

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Commercial

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New 737 Issue Arises

Boeing has informed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that certain 737 Next-Generation aircraft and 737 MAX leading-edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured. As a result, these may not meet regulatory requirements for strength and durability.

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Horten HX-2 at Friedrichshafen

The pusher-prop Horten HX-2 is inspired by German wartime flying...

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P&M Aviation Ceases Business

British microlight manufacturer P&M Aviation has announced that...

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Vietnamese Fitter

Vietnam People’s Air Force Sukhoi Su-22M4 Fitter-K, 5864, was...

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New Israeli F-35 Squadron

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has established a second F-35I Adir...

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions?We’ve got the answers! ...

JARDesign A330

The Airbus A330 is something of a dark horse in commercial aviation – incredibly popular but somewhat overlooked in the world of the Boeing 777 and the 787.

iFly Service Pack 3.2.1 for FSX/FS9/P3D

The developers over at iFly have released a new service pack for iFly 737NG FSX, FS9 and P3D v2.2 versions.

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Upcoming Events

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".