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Historic

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Drop zone ‘K’, Sannerville, 5 June

‘DAKS’ GATHERING VIEW FROM THE GROUND… At Sannerville,...

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PRODUCTION

Wartime German jet engines were made on a vast scale — but...

RAFM GETS GENEROUS

In late June the RAF Museum announced that several of its aircraft...

GEORGE ELLIS 1947-2019

George Ellis celebrates the first post-restoration flight of...

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DH DRAGON RAPIDE

HOOKS’ TOURS A further helping of beautiful DH89s from our...

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Military

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USAF wants to equip frontline units with Angry Kitten EW systems

Adversaries’ radars are getting so much better so fast that the USAF is struggling to keep up. However, a new system called Angry Kitten could help the service get ahead of the game

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IN PICTURES: USAF B-1Bs perform maritime mission over Europe

USAF-operated Rockwell B-1B Lancers from the 9th EBS conducted air-to-air refuelling operations ahead of a counter maritime mission with NATO allies and partner nations in the Black Sea region on October 19. We joined the 100th ARW to witness the in-flight refuelling first-hand

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Norway to retire F-16 fleet by year end

The Royal Norwegian Air Force will retire its fleet of F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons by the end of the year leaving the service reliant on its new F-35A stealth fighter for all fixed-wing combat duties from 2022 onwards

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Commercial

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Dakotas Gather for D-Day Anniversary

Some of the Dakotas that gathered at Duxford in early June. ...

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Great Dane Bounds onto the Scene

Great Dane Airlines Embraer 195, OY-GDA, is the first aircraft...

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Tu-134 Retired by Alrosa

Russian operator Alrosa withdrew its sole Tupolev Tu-134B, RA-65693...

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Middle East Reinforcement

Tensions between the US and Iran have led to B-52Hs from the...

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US Deployments to Europe

Three USAF F-35As on the ramp at Aviano AB in Italy. The 388th...

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Flight Simulation

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COCKPIT BUILDING

Finally sorted, and alive. Note the damage displays in the V/S...

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A2A Sims’ Captain of the Ship 049 Constellation

Thanks to its powerful Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone engines,...

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Challenging Airports - FERNANDO DE NORONHA (SBFN)

The terrain around the airfield can funnel and increase the velocity...

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Meeting Aérien ‘Le Temps des Hélices’

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La Ferté-Alais, France

The event website states: "Every morning, the public can get closer to the planes via the static exhibition and interact with the pilots and mechanics...The afternoon is specially dedicated to flight presentations with a show lasting more than 5 hours including around a hundred aircraft flying in the skies of Essonne. The show unfolds through thematic scenes the history of aeronautics, from the time of the pioneers to the latest generation of civil and military aircraft."

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."

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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Anchorage, United States

US military airshow