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Historic

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Hawker - The early years

There was a time in the 1930s when Hawker aeroplanes made up more than 80 per cent of the RAF's front-line inventory...

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Showing the flag

This year sees the centenary of an exceptional event in Italian aeronautical history...

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The first Harrier: Hawker P1154

The P1154 seems somehow symbolic...

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The 'Lanc' effect

Despite the hopes of the bomber advocates and the fears of many others, the start of World War Two did not see one or two knock-out blows by bomber aircraft pulverising key elements of any combatant nation. No cities were flattened, and even into the May 1940 German advance bombing attacks were crucial only when combined with the threat or use of ground forces.

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THE AEROPLANE News from March 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered momentous events of 1940...

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Military

Spangdahlem F-16s strengthen NATO Air Policing mission

Multiple US F-16C/D Fighting Falcons from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem AFB, Germany, landed at Łask Air Base, Poland, on January 4 to work alongside the current deployed units on NATO Baltic Air Policing and Enhanced Air Policing detachments

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F-22A Raptor undergoing major rebuild in Alaska following crash

More than three-and-a-half years after USAF Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor 07-4146 ‘AK’ was extensively damaged in a fiery crash, the aircraft is well on its way to being made airworthy again

UAE to equip A330 MRTT fleet with Israeli self-protection systems

Elbit Systems has announced that its UAE-based subsidiary, Elbit Systems Emirates, will supply Israeli-developed airborne self-protection systems for the UAE Air Force and Air Defence’s five-strong Airbus A330-243MRTT fleet

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Commercial

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Hi Says Hello to ATR 72-500s

One of the newly acquired Hi Airlines ATR-72-500s. Skyworld...

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Singapore Retires Stratotankers

The final Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) KC-135R Stratotanker...

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NHI NH90 NATO FRIGATE HELICOPTER

Germany has selected the NHI NH90 NATO FRIGATE HELICOPTER as...

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Merlin for Morayvia

The first production Merlin HM1 is now preserved at the former...

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Airport Movements

AIRPORT MOVEMENTS COMPILED BY CARL HOPE A round-up of notable...

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Flight Simulation

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Carenado’s F33A Bonanza

Something of a ‘Bonanza’ from Carenado

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Wings Over Flanders Fields

Part 2 – Pilot career, graphics, aircraft and artificial intelligence...

NS 430 GPS Added to DCS

Eagle Dynamics has announced that the NS 430 GPS navigation and...

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."