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Historic

Lady of the Lake

In a workshop in western Sweden, one of the country’s most ambitious aircraft restoration projects, a Heinkel He 111H-3, is gradually taking shape.

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LIFE WITH A LEGEND

Recollections of Mosquito RR299 may fade, but are never totally forgotten.

NEWS IN BRIEF

Former Belgian Air Force Stampe SV-4B V-27/D-EIHD arrives home

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Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view of aviation history

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“I am awaiting the final order”

Words from a kamikaze pilot who met his death in June 1945 are among the powerful, and sobering, exhibits in two museums dedicated to the Japanese suicide missions

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Military

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Everything you need to know about the B-21 Raider ahead of its roll-out

The USAF's new long-range strategic stealth bomber, the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider, is set to reshape the service's global strike force later this decade. We reveal what is known so far about this next-generation bomber ahead of its formal roll-out next year

USAF activates 418th TES at Davis-Monthan

A NEW US Air Force trials unit, the 418th Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), has been activated at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

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COVID-19 forces Swiss Cougars to depart Leeming early

The detachment of three Schweizer Luftwaffe (Swiss Air Force) Eurocopter AS532UL Cougars at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, have packed up much earlier than expected and head back home to Switzerland due to the latest variant of COVID-19 crisis ongoing in Europe

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Commercial

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Duxford’s D-Day Dakotas

Imperial War Museum Duxford recently hosted a large number of...

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Blue Islands’ Purple Patch

Some of Blue Islands aircraft might fly in the colours of another...

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MILITARY NEWS

‘Richthofen’ 60th Anniversary Eurofighter To mark the...

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B-47 Strategic Stratojet

US BOMBER SPECIAL Flown just over two years after the end...

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Air Base Movements

A selection of the most interesting aircraft to visit air bases...

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Flight Simulation

Spitfire Coming to FSW

Following the Curtiss P-40F Warhawk, BlueSky Flight Simulations...

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Just Flight’s Stinson L-5 Sentinel

The 'Go Anywhere' Aircraft

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Challenging Airports - Aosta, Italy (LIMW)

For the first time in his Challenging Airports series, Chris Frishmuth heads to Italy and the scenic Aosta Valley in the heart of the Alps.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow