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Historic

Crete2Cape Vintage Air Rally hits Africa

LEFT: Travel Air 4000 N6263, crewedbyNicholas and LitaOppegard...

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A Passage to India

The logbooks and photos of a No 27 Squadron Wapiti pilot, together...

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DATABASE: HAWKER HORSLEY

As a day bomber, the Horsley perhaps left something to be desired, but it proved versatile and adaptable

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Wartime Arado restoration in Germany

The substantial remains of Arado Ar 196 A-5 623183 in Nordholz...

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Night-fighter Meteor project advances at Elvington

Graham Buckle and his team at Elvington in Yorkshire have taken...

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Military

Germany receives first H145 for SAR duties

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first civil-standard H145 for use by the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) for search and rescue (SAR) duties.

First pre-series L-39NG flies

Aero Vodochody has flown its second L-39NG (Next-Generation) advanced jet trainer. The aircraft, MSN 7004, is the company's first pre-series example.

MDHI teams up with Elbit Systems to enhance MD 530G Block II

MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) has announced a strategic teaming agreement with Elbit Systems to enhance the weapons and mission management systems for its MD 530G Block II light attack/scout helicopter

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Commercial

Franco-German MPA programme

Germany and France have established the Maritime Airborne Weapons...

Debuts over Red Square

Seventy-five aircraft and helicopters flew over Red Square for...

Czech Gripen air-to-ground capability

The Czech Republic’s 14 Saab JAS 39C and JAS 39D Gripen fighters...

Greece goes ahead with F-16V

Greece’s plan to upgrade 85 F-16C and F-16Ds to F-16V configuration...

Spanish Super Puma’s new titles

The Ejército del Aire’s 402 Escuadrón based at Cuatro Vientos...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."