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Historic

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Seafires on ‘Dragoon’

By comparison with D-Day, Operation ‘Dragoon’, August 1944’s...

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FLIGHT TESTING

The SR53 test effort exploited the type’s flight envelope fully...

Peruvian NA-50 to fly for bicentennial

At Las Palmas Air Base, just south of Lima, Peru, the world’s...

Corsair affair in Michigan

What is thought to have been the largest Vought Corsair formation...

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THE LOST SQUADRON

During the spring and summer of 1940 an RAF Blenheim bomber squadron...

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Military

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Lockheed RB-69A: the spy plane the CIA used over China

The little-known RB-69A was used by the CIA and Republic of China Air Force to mount covert overflights across mainland China. Dr Kevin Wright explores the career of the USAF type that never was

B-52s join B-1Bs during European Bomber Task Force mission

B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the USAF 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, currently deployed at Andersen AFB, Guam joined the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron’s (EBS) B-1B Lancers over the North Sea to support the Bomber Task Force (BTF) Europe series on November 10

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First Luftwaffe C-130J Super Hercules takes flight

Lockheed Martin has flown the first C-130J-30 Super Hercules for the German Luftwaffe. The aircraft, serial number 55+01 (c/n 5930), made its maiden flight from Marietta, Georgia, on November 8

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Commercial

DHL trialling drone deliveries in China

DHL has launched a partnership with the Chinese unmanned systems...

Hypersonic missile test

The US Air Force successfully conducted the first flight test...

Optimism amid change

Nigel Pittaway analyses Embraer’s latest commercial aircraft...

Full speed ahead

Chris Kjelgaard reports on the effort and resources being poured...

Optionally piloted Black Hawk

Sikorsky recently flew an optionally piloted technology kit on...

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Flight Simulation

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Just Flight's C-46 Commando

Just Flight’s C-46 Commando...

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DCS Spitfire LF Mk IX Operation Epsom

DCS Epsom Campaign Key features: •12 historic missions taken...

Navigraph Adds Support for the QW 787

Following the release of the latest AIRAC 1711 cycle, Navigraph has announced it now supports the QualityWings Ultimate 787 Collection

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Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. 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."

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."

Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."