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Historic

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Q&A

COMPILER: MIKEHOOKS Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation...

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AEROPLANE MEETS ROLF MEUM

As the son of a flying father, it was no surprise that this amiable...

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Supermarine Swift put on display with Vulcan to the Sky Trust

Personnel from Jet Art Aviation remove Swift WK275 from its position...

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French museum works on Nord Noratlas

Nord 2501 Noratlas 160 has recently undergone some refurbishment...

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Six C-27 Spartans on their way to US museum

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk N906KM is next in line to be restored. ...

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Military

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Swedish tanker times

Some 20,000ft above northern Sweden, Björn Rüdén joins the Swedish Air Force's dedicated tanker ...

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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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Commercial

Small diameter bomb finishes developmental testing

Raytheon’s GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II)...

Lincolnshire’s new MFTS aircraft

Prefect ZM318 of No.57 Squadron Royal Air Force on approach to...

F-35C carrier qualifications complete

The US Navy has completed the F-35C Lightning II’s carrier...

Armed assault Mi-8s

The Russian Air and Space Force’s 18th Army Aviation Brigade,...

VRT300 tests begin

Two versions of the VRT300 are proposed, one for Arctic operations...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

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."

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."

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."