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Historic

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The Grumman Wildcat

A major contributor to US success in World War Two’s Pacific theatre, and a popular machine in British Fleet Air Arm hands, the Grumman Wildcat was a reliable and robust aircraft which led to the development of the even more effective Hellcat.

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Engine re-installed in Shuttleworth Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.V AR501 in the Shuttleworth Collection’s...

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Super Constellation on its way to Australia

Lockheed Super Constellation N4247K Winky’s Fish completed...

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Briefings

The Ejército Argentino (Argentine Army) has retired its five...

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Rare World War Two ‘pillbox’ defences found near airport

One of the two Mushroom type pillboxes discovered recently near...

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Military

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Airbus opens up

After a gap of three years, Airbus held its three-day Trade Media Briefing for military aviation journalists from all over the world.

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The Arctic transporters

The 139th Airlift Squadron – part of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing – is probably the only flying unit that operates at opposite ends of the world.

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Space: The next frontier

In summer 2019, the Ministry of Defence outlined an ambitious space programme...

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Commercial

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From BLADES to BROADSWORD

From its base at Sywell in the heart of Northamptonshire, 2Excel Aviation has developed a strong reputation for delivering aeronautical solutions and ‘doing difficult things well’. Airliner World’s Craig West reports

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Asian Joint Venture

Vietnam Airlines has signed an MOU with Singapore-based ST Aerospace...

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Virgin Plans Heathrow Growth

VIRGIN ATLANTIC is expanding its presence at London/Heathrow...

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Green Light for Sheremetyevo Concession

MOSCOW/SHEREMETYEVO is set to invest in the construction of stateowned...

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Emirates and Etihad Merger Ruled Out

SHEIKH AHMED bin Saeed al Maktoum, the chairman and CEO of Emirates,...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

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."

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."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.