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Historic

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IN SERVICE

The performance advantages of the Luftwaffe jets were huge, but...

Round-the-world Spitfire flies

John Romain up in Spitfire MJ271 at Duxford on 27 June, its first...

High-level support for Tangmere tower

The Save Tangmere Tower campaign received a major boost in mid-June,...

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Events

Meeting Aérien ‘Le Temps des Hélices’ 8-9 JUNE Dassaults...

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RACE FOR THE SKY LICE

AEROPLANE Archive Ben Dunnell explores The Aeroplane’s...

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Military

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Ageing RCAF CF-188A/B Hornets engaged in busy EAP deployment

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) fleet of ageing CF-188A/B Hornets have been kept busy during ongoing Enhanced Air Policing operations based out of Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base in Constanta, Romania, alongside colleagues from the Forțele Aeriene Române/Romanian Air Force (RoAF)

Another successful USMC Australian rotation concluded

Another US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) deployment to Australia has successfully concluded. After an eight-month stay in the Northern Territory, the contingent of approximately 2,200 Marines and their equipment which made up the tenth iteration of MRF-D made their way home during September and October

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Kuwaiti H225Ms deliveries continue

A pair of H225Ms (formerly known as EC725 Caracals) destined for the Kuwait Air Force (KAF), serials 615 and 616, were seen test flying during September from the manufacturer’s facilities at Marseille/Marignane, France

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Commercial

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New ‘Ghost’ F-16

An F-16C Fighting Falcon from the Nellis AFB-based 64th Aggressors...

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‘Iraqi’ Hunter on Display

Visitors to an office complex near Basingstoke are now welcomed...

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French Trio for Yeovilton

AIRSHOW NEWS Breguet Alizé 59 is one of three vintage...

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Upgraded Backfires Soldier On

Russia is upgrading the Tupolev Tu-22M3 bomber to remain in service...

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New Electric Air Racing Series

Air Race 1 has announced that it is organising the first-ever...

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Flight Simulation

Gazelle out now!

For helicopter fans out there, MP Design Studio has released the Aerospatiale Gazelle SA342 for FSX and Prepar3D.

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sim-wings MALAGA X

The long-awaited rendition of Malaga Airport

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Cockpit Building

In this issue, Jessica takes a look at the Pro Sim: A320 cockpit...

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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.

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

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."