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Historic

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Formation flight to mark Lynx retirement

A quartet of Westland Lynx Mk.8s undertook a formation flight...

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New owner for Dragon Rapide

De Havilland Dragon Rapide 6782 (G-AXHW) has been acquired by...

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LIBERATING WARSAW

STEVE MACLEAN DESCRIBES THE DESPERATE EFFORTS TO SUPPLY BELEAGUERED...

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Avenging Angel

A recently restored Grumman Avenger flies in tribute to two men...

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East Kirkby Lancaster: Just Jane progress

Darren Harbar reports from East Kirkby, where Avro Lancaster B.VII ‘Just Jane’ is receiving new paint and a thorough inspection as the return to flight project progresses

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Military

Israel hosts US F-35s in first joint training exercise

Israeli Air Force (IAF) Lockheed Martin F-35I Adir fighters and US Air Force (USAF) F-35A Lightning IIs have taken part in exercise Enduring Lightning – the first joint training exercise dedicated to the fighter to be held by Israel.

“Ugly Angels” declared fully operational on MV-22B

The US Marine Corps’ (USMC’s) Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 362 (VMM-362) ‘Ugly Angels’ has been declared fully operational capable and is now ready to support operations as part of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW).

Russian Su-25SM3s crews employ ‘Solt-25’

Sukhoi Su-25SM3 ground attack aircraft crews, belonging to Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS-RF) units in the Kuban region in the Southern Military District, have trained using a new sighting and navigation system, known as ‘Solt-25’.

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Commercial

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Nebraska Guard Lakotas in Germany

Lakota 11-72191 from 1-376th AVN (S&S)/Nebraska Army National...

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Upgrades for USAF Reapers

General Atomics is to retrofit 122 MQ-9A unmanned aerial vehicles...

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Bruntingthorpe VC10 Opens Up

Enthusiasts are being given the opportunity to sit in Vickers...

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Capacity Cosford

AIRSHOW NEWS Part of the impressive static display at this...

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DUTCH STARS

Dr Kevin Wright examines the Starfighter in Royal Netherlands...

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Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

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.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

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."