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Historic

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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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Slain giant: Caproni Ca.60

Gianni Caproni's idea was the right one...

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The Magnificent Seven

Seven Gloster Gladiators: not much of a defence against invasion....

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Aeroplane meets... Martin Holloway

A marvellous stalwart of the vintage aeroplane world...

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Cold War fast jet pilot Ian Black on flying Bosnian night CAP missions

In the second of a two-part feature, noted Cold War fast jet pilot Ian Black takes us back into the war-torn skies of Bosnia as he battles the darkness, deteriorating weather, St Elmo’s Fire and flooded runways

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Flying with the Germans on a live-fire exercise over Sweden

We joined the German Air Force Weapons School as it carried out part of the instructor course at the Vidsel Test Range in Sweden, where crews trained in the employment of missiles, bombs and guns

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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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Commercial

MILITARY WILDCAT AH1

Ian Harding and Kevin Wills visited 847 Naval Air Squadron during...

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Munich Moves into Big Apple

DEVELOPMENT PLANS for Newark/Liberty have received a boost after...

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Dedicated Arrivals Route at Gatwick

GATWICK AIRPORT has opened a new dedicated arrivals facility...

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Birmingham Looks to the Future

AS THE UK’s seventh busiest airport, Birmingham is looking...

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Madrid First to See BA A350s

BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) has accepted an initial Airbus A350- 1000,...

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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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Prepar3D v4.4 Interview

An interview with Adam R Breed, Lockheed Martin’s Engineering Project Manager

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IL-2 Sturmovik updated

1C Game Studios (1CGS) has released a major update to IL-2 Sturmovik...

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Royal Canadian Air Force - Cold Lake Air Show

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Cold Lake, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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Anchorage, United States

US military airshow

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

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London, Canada

Major airshow