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Historic

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‘UPSIDE DOWN PANG’

When Clyde Pangborn crossed the Pacific in 1931, his fame was fleeting...

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AFRICAN WARHORSE - Portuguese T-6 in Africa

The T-6 has arguably been the world’s most commonly employed pilot trainer...

Historic Aircraft Belong in the Air

Air International’s new columnist Dave Unwin explains why he believes the skies are the ultimate domain for historic aircraft...

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Aviation News January 2020

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Luxair beating adversity through diversity

With a variety of revenue streams, Luxair Group has maintained an impressive growth record in recent years...

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Military

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Combat Aircraft Journal February 2022

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RAF Typhoon marks first air-to-air kill over Syria

A Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon has shot down an uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) while operating over Syria, marking the first operational air-to-air engagement conducted by the type in UK service

First four F-35As arrive at RAF Lakenheath

The arrival of four Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, UK, on December 15 marked the much-anticipated delivery of aircraft for the USAF's first F-35 squadron to be based in Europe

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Commercial

CL-515 firefighter

The proposed CL-515 will feature a larger-capacity tank that...

New Zealand’s P-8A Poseidon plans

New Zealand Defence Minister Ron Mark provided details of the...

Kings of the Arctic

MILITARY HC-130J COMBAT KING II Mark Ayton reports on the...

Shenzhen Eastern orders ACH160

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS announced on June 20, 2019, that it has sold...

China Southern A350-900

CHINA SOUTHERN Airlines has taken delivery of its initial A350-...

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Flight Simulation

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NZ Charter Pilot Flight Adventure

Peter Stark explores the MilViz 310R Redux

Reality Expansion Pack for Carenado’s Bonanza

SimCoders has released its ‘Reality Expansion...

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Orbx’s  Netherlands TrueEarth HD

Netherlands, as you’ve never seen it before!

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Upcoming Events

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Trenton, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."