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Historic

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ROCKET SCIENCE

While most of the British rocket fighter story is associated...

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INSIGHTS

Saro test pilot Peter Lamb remembered “an exceedingly pleasant...

HELICOPTER MUSEUM EXPANSION GATHERS PACE

The nearly complete, smart new entrance building at The Helicopter...

First Hawk arrives at Old Sarum

Forty years after its first flight, Hawk XX154 settles into its...

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TUPOLEV Tu-134

Given the NATO reporting name ‘Crusty’, the twin-jet Tu-134...

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Military

Exclusive video of B-1B airborne refuelling mission

Go behind the scenes with Key.Aero to RAF Mildenhall and onboard a 100ARW KC-135 performing an air-to-air refuelling mission in support of the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron carrying out a Bomber Task Force Europe mission from RAF Fairford.

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Exclusive: RAF bases record hundreds of bird strikes or near-misses

More than 250 bird strikes or near-misses have been recorded at Royal Air Force (RAF) bases in the Southern and Eastern Regions since 2017, including a high of 73 incidents reported by RAF aircrews in 2020, with a further 46 up to October 28 this year

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Synth Wave: UK military embraces virtual training

For much of the past decade, the UK military has been busy shifting its real-world pilot training into synthetic environments, looking to utilise simulators instead of expensive fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, whose precious flight hours are considered better spent elsewhere

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Commercial

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Ryanair Snaps Up Malta Air

IN THE latest chapter of its buying spree, Ryanair is to purchase...

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Yanair Returns to Service

KIEV-BASED YANAIR Airlines resumed flights on June 18 after its...

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Saudi Boosts Airbus Portfolio

SAUDI ARABIAN Airlines Corporation (Saudia) is set to expand...

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Farewell to Virgin America…

JOE G WALKER Following last year’s merger between Alaska...

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Arashi Final Tour Livery

IVAN NISHIMURA Japan Airlines have applied special decals...

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Flight Simulation

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Controls for military sims

COMMS Dear PC Pilot This is a plea for help, for which...

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Flight Sim Q&A

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

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Carenado's 690B Turbo Commander

Chris Frishmuth take a look Carenado’s latest business twin...

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Upcoming Events

AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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...".

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."

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."