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How the SR-71 Blackbird came to be based in Britain

It is now half a century since the first visit by a Lockheed SR-71 to UK shores, and the start of a link between Britain and ‘Blackbird’ that came almost to define the height of the Anglo-American bond. But the road to US Air Force SR-71 operations from Mildenhall was not always a smooth one 

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Scale replica Spitfire Mk 26B G-CLHJ accident report released

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has published its report into the fatal accident involving Spitfire Mk 26B G-CLHJ near Enstone in Oxfordshire on August 22, 2023.

Historic Aviation Quiz

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Catalina to visit Scotland to honour VC pilots

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of two Catalina pilots being awarded the Victoria Cross in 1944, PBY-5A Catalina, G-PBYA, is to visit a number of locations in Scotland.

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Unique Tornado F2 TIARA to fly again

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Jared ‘ROOK’ Isaacman confirmed that he has added a Panavia Tornado F2 to his collection.

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Military

The Monday Military Quiz 200

Test your knowledge with our 200th military aviation quiz

Spartan testbed trials MAFFS II

Leonardo’s C-27J Spartan testbed (CSX62127) is seen here returning to its home base at Turin-Caselle Airport in northern Italy on May 30 after spending several weeks at Taranto-Grottaglie Airport in southern Italy, where it performed tests with the type’s new aerial firefighting system, the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System II (MAFFS II).

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Unique Tornado F2 TIARA to fly again

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Jared ‘ROOK’ Isaacman confirmed that he has added a Panavia Tornado F2 to his collection.

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Etihad unveils 20th anniversary livery on A321neo

Etihad Airways has revealed a new livery to commemorate its 20th anniversary on a recently acquired Airbus A321neo.

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Saudia carries over 500,000 people for Hajj pilgrimage

Saudia, the national airline of Saudi Arabia, has completed the first phase of its Hajj operations, carrying over 509,000 pilgrims to Mecca between mid-May and mid-June.

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Changes at Frontier Airlines

Denver-based low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has introduced changes to its products and services, in a move that edges it away from the traditional budget model.

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Virgin Atlantic insights: reflecting on the past, looking to the future

Corneel Koster, chief customer and commercial officer at Virgin Atlantic, shares his thoughts on the airline’s journey and future plans

ICAO Airline Codes Quiz

Test your knowledge of ICAO three-letter airline codes

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Flight Simulation

Tornado ready for take-off

Aircraft developer IndiaFoxtEcho has announced the Tornado multi-role combat aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Singapore for MSFS now available

Scenery developer, imaginesim has announced WSSS Singapore is out now.

DCS: CH-47F takes flight

Eagle Dynamics has announced the DCS: CH-47F is now available for pre-purchase.

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

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."

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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.