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Seattle Sojourn

Seattle’s Museum of Flight is a prime aviation attraction and...

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Lancaster fuselage delivered to East Kirkby

A view of the Lancaster’s port side. The forward fuselage...

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Record-breaking Yak formation in Spain

Nine Yakovlev Yak-52s flew together from Casarrubios aerodrome...

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Dutch ‘Colt’ restored in Chinese colours

The Cold War Museum’s newly restored Antonov An-2 on display...

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LIBERATING COMPANIONS

MANY SOUFFAN, ALAIN FAGES AND YVES DONJON PAY TRIBUTE TO FRANCE’S...

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Military

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‘New Cold War’ at the top of the world

Across the frozen Arctic north, Russia and the West are squaring up in a new confrontation...

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Big brothers

Güvercinlik air base near the Turkish capital, Ankara, is home to the heavy-lifters of the Turkish Land Forces.

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Operation Helvetic Air Support

Steven Taylor examines the British Army Air Corps’ current support role to the Police Service of Northern Ireland ...

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Commercial

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COMAC’s ARJ21 Completes Crosswind Testing

CHINESE AIRCRAFT manufacturer COMAC has successfully completed...

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Qantas Getting Fit for the Longest Flights

“Do we need four classes? Could unused cargo areas become exercise...

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Boom!

James Careless looks at the US manufacturer intending to make...

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Aviation Training

The latest training aids available for the aviation professional...

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Summer Special

The busy summer season often produces an array of hybrid colour...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.