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Historic

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FlyPast Classics: Rotary legend

Malcolm V Lowe describes the development and service of the Westland Wessex...

Oshkosh decision expected in May

A decision on whether this year's EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will go ahead is to be made in May.

Newark Air Museum wins visitor award

Staff and volunteers at Nottinghamshire’s Newark Air Museum are celebrating after winning an award from VisitEngland, the tourist board for England.

Kent’s Battle of Britain Memorial to stay open

The Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone in Kent, has confirmed that it will remain open for the time being

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Nuclear B-52s: Doomsday bombers

The B-52 was designed to deliver nuclear strikes and still stands prepared to carry out that mission today and into the future. Tom Kaminski outlines the venerable bomber’s history, its changing weapons and some notable incidents from 65 years of nuclear readiness.

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Military

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The US Navy tests the MQ-25 and its systems aboard an aircraft carrier

The US Navy in mid-December tested its new tanker drone–and, equally importantly, the drone’s control systems–aboard an aircraft carrier.

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AIRCRAFT REPORT: P-8A Poseidon the king of the seas

We chart the ongoing development of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon and details how the maritime patrol aircraft has proven its worth over oceanic skies as orders for the type continue to grow

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USMC begins transition to the CH-53K

The US Marine Corps’ Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 has become the first unit to transition from the CH-53E Super Stallion to the new CH-53K King Stallion

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Commercial

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Vistara Chooses Changi

THE JOINT venture airline between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines,...

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Panamanian Perfection

The Central American nation of Panama has been experiencing an...

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Carlisle: Gateway to the Lakes

On July 4, 2019, after a gap of 26 years, commercial airline...

Made in England: Tempest

In the final part of a two-part feature dedicated to the UK Tempest...

IDAG orders three MD 350F helicopters

IDAG orders three MD 350F helicopters The three new MD530Fs...

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Flight Simulation

DCS Flight Planning

CombatFlite is a new utility that makes mission planning in DCS faster and easier. You can plan the entire mission, either single or multi player, and it export it to DCS.

New Ultralight fox X-Plane Takes Flight

vFlyteAir has announced the Comco-Ikarus C42C for X-Plane 11 has been released.

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Upcoming Events

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

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."

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"