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Historic

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Forever young: Portuguese Chipmunks

With the type approaching its 75th anniversary, it is remarkable that Portuguese Air Force student pilots are still going solo on the DHC Chipmunk...

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The Streetcar Line of the Virgin Islands

Beautiful flying boats serving sun-drenched Caribbean islands and a dash of Hollywood glamour - Antilles Air Boats seemed to have it all,...

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Q&A - April 2020

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question...

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Hooks' Tours: Tupolev Tu-154

The Tu-154 was an important long-range addition to the Aeroflot fleet...

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Coningham’s travelling circus

Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham must be counted among the greatest architects of tactical air power...

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Military

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Inside Ukraine's extensive but ageing air defence system

As Russian military forces maintain their strong presence along the Ukrainian border and tensions continue to rise, we provide an in-depth overview of Ukraine's extensive air defence system - which was strengthened significantly since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, but still faces a crisis with its ageing fighter fleet

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USAF seeks solutions for a host of F-22A upgrades

The USAF plans to seek out small businesses to offer potential solutions for a host of upgrades on its F-22A Raptor fleet, including the integration of Thales’ Scorpion helmet-mounted cueing system and a long-range IRST sensor

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 77

Welcome to the 77th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

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Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Airport

Javier Rodriguez crosses the border from his native Spain to...

Six foot’s club med tour

Babak Taghvaee provides insight to the UK’s first overseas...

Germany’s international helicopter flight school

Ludo Mennes and Frank Visser report for AIR International from...

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Master Plan Launch for London City

LONDON CITY Airport has published its draft master plan, detailing...

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Stylish in Seattle

ALASKA AIRLINES and the Port of Seattle have celebrated the grand...

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Flight Simulation

PC Pilot Issue 119 Downloads

Specially selected freeware and videos of flight sims reviewed in the January-February 2019 issue.

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Drzewiecki Design’s Seattle Airports Airports X

A round-robin trip visiting Seattle’s...

Spitfire A Flight Simmer’s Guide - Part 1

In the first instalment of this two-part guide to Spitfire simulations, we examined the essential features of each of the products under discussion, namely: Aeroplane Heaven’s Mk I, A2A Simulations’ MK I and II, DCS’ Spitfire LF Mk IX, Cliffs of Dover’s Mk I and II and RealAir Sim’s Mk IX and XIV.

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Upcoming Events

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, 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."

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

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."

Hollomon Airshow 2024 Legacy of Liberty

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Holloman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow