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Historic

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RIDING A MOOSE

LUIGI CALIARO PROFILES A YAK-11 THAT HONOURS THE FAMOUS NORMANDIE-NIEMEN...

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The Grumman Wildcat

A major contributor to US success in World War Two’s Pacific theatre, and a popular machine in British Fleet Air Arm hands, the Grumman Wildcat was a reliable and robust aircraft which led to the development of the even more effective Hellcat.

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Engine re-installed in Shuttleworth Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.V AR501 in the Shuttleworth Collection’s...

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Super Constellation on its way to Australia

Lockheed Super Constellation N4247K Winky’s Fish completed...

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Briefings

The Ejército Argentino (Argentine Army) has retired its five...

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Military

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Real Thaw 2019: Building skills at Beja

Exercise Report: Jorge Ruivo reports from Real Thaw 2019

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Blue Flag 2019: Air battles over Ovda

The latest Blue Flag exercise involved around 1,000 personnel and 70 aircraft...

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Task Group Black Cats commander

Then a major (maggiore), Stefano De Dionigi was in charge of the Black Cats

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Commercial

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Green Light for Sheremetyevo Concession

MOSCOW/SHEREMETYEVO is set to invest in the construction of stateowned...

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Emirates and Etihad Merger Ruled Out

SHEIKH AHMED bin Saeed al Maktoum, the chairman and CEO of Emirates,...

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Spirit Introducing Wi-Fi

ULTRA LOW-COST CARRIER (ULCC) Spirit Airlines has unveiled plans...

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JAL to Add Low-Cost Long-Haul Offshoot

JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL) intends to establish a low-cost long-haul...

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Second MC-21 Joins Flight Test Programme

IRKUT CORPORATION, part of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation,...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

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".

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."

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."

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."

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.

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"