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The unusual reason a Nigerian C-130 visited Cambridge

A Nigerian Air Force C-130H Hercules paid a rare visit to the UK earlier this week when it landed at Cambridge City Airport.

Nigerian Air Force Hercules pays rare UK visit

Nigerian Air Force C-130H Hercules, NAF 913, was a rare visitor to Cambridge City Airport today (April 26).

WATCH: RAF rehearse for King’s Coronation flypast

The skies above RAF Cranwell were alive with a wide variety of aircraft yesterday (April 25) conducting a practice flypast ahead of King Charles III’s coronation

US Navy completes second sea trial with CH-53K King Stallion

The US Navy revealed on April 5 that the USMC’s new heavy-lift transport helicopter, the CH-53K King Stallion, had successfully completed another sea trial while operating aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, USS Arlington (LPD-24), in the Atlantic Ocean in February

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Exercise Spears of Victory: Saudi Arabia’s Red Flag

The Royal Saudi Air Force recently held its own Red Flag which saw three air powers from the Gulf Co-operation Council – GCC, as well as Greece, Pakistan, US and UK. AirForces Monthly explains

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Boeing 737 air tanker crash: report reveals sequence of events

A preliminary report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has outlined the events leading up to the crash of a Boeing 737 air tanker in Western Australia’s Fitzgerald River National Park earlier this year.

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Examining the commercial aero engine market (part one)

​Today’s commercial aero engine market has been shaped by a small group of manufacturers whose powerplants have accumulated billions of flight hours. In the first of a two-part report, Tom Batchelor surveys the state of play within this often overlooked sector

The Ultimate King’s Coronation Aviation Quiz!

This weekend sees the coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as king and queen of the United Kingdom, so what better way to celebrate than with a rather regal aviation quiz! Let’s see how much you know…

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To Hell and Back - Dambusters interviewed

None of the brave men who flew on the ‘Dams Raid’ are alive today. Tom Allett met several veterans and here remembers conversations with two of them

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Why was the Sorpe the forgotten Ruhr dam?

Albert Speer, Hitler’s armaments minister, believed the war could have been shortened had the RAF breached the Sorpe dam as it did the Möhne and Eder. Why didn’t No 617 Squadron do the deed during Operation ‘Chastise’?

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Dambusters - the Lancasters that did not return

The Dams Raid is recognised as an incredible piece of airmanship, but there was a heavy price to pay. Tom Allett profiles the crews of the aircraft that failed to return

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Flight Simulation

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Exploring Buffalo Niagara Airport

In this review, we travel to Buffalo Niagara Airport and explore iniBuilds rendition of this popular tourist hotspot in X-Plane.  So, join us as we shuffle off to Buffalo.

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Carenado’s Piper PA-28 Archer II review

The Piper PA-28 Archer II cuts an iconic figure when looking at the spectrum of light aircraft. In this review, we take Carendado’s rendition of this popular general aviation trainer for a spin.

MSFS touches down in Belgium

Scenery developer, MM Simulations has released EBLG Liège Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Upcoming Events



Bicester, United Kingdom

The company organising the event states Flywheel is "two jam-packed days of action celebrating all things wings, wheels and motion...Flywheel will see a host of classic motoring marques join the displays along the tree-lined avenues of the historic site. Fans of vintage flight can expect an equally spectacular showcase, with a broad range of historic aircraft set to grace the site’s grass airfield – winding back the years and commemorating the site’s heritage as an RAF Blenheim Bomber training station."

Wings and Wheels Henstridge


Henstridge, United Kingdom

The organisers' say: "With up to 130 classic aircraft and over 150 classic cars on show, plus a few traders and some great food this is a great day out for the family and enthusiast alike."

Midland Air Museum (Coventry) Aviation Fair


Baginton, United Kingdom

Aircraft enthusiasts fair

Ladies Day Fly-in


Bodmin, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "A great day to experience the joys of flying by all, but it is especially a celebration of all ladies in aviation.
Ladies day fly in
Visiting Aircraft – all are welcome
Vintage and classic vehicles"

Vulcan Aircrew Experience


Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

The Vulcan Restoration Trust website describes this event as: "New for 2023, the Vulcan Aircrew Experience is your chance to be a Vulcan crew member kitted out in authentic equipment as worn in the Falklands conflict.
This event is organised by UP AN’ AT ‘EM! HISTORY and admittance is by advance ticket-only."

English Riviera Airshow


Paignton, United Kingdom

Seafront airshow