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Historic

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Warbird Alchemy

Torrential rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of FlyPast’s Chris Clifford during his visit to Vintage Aero Ltd...

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From Architect to Aviator

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Air Transport Auxiliary and the debut of its women pilots...

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ARABIAN GOLD

Colin Cove details the history of Saudi Arabia’s Dhahran Airport...

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SUNDOWNER OF THE SKIES

Oscar Garden made an epic solo flight from England to Australia in 1930...

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LIGHTS, CAMERA ACTION!

A Switzerland-based Beech 18 has gained its own measure of fame...

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Military

First four F-35As arrive at RAF Lakenheath

The arrival of four Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, UK, on December 15 marked the much-anticipated delivery of aircraft for the USAF's first F-35 squadron to be based in Europe

Russia rolls out stealthier Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik combat UAV

A modified, stealthier production version of the Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik UCAV has been unveiled. The official rollout took place on December 14 at the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant V P Chkalov

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Behind the scenes of Exercise Cormoran 2021

Exercise Cormoran-21 brought together France's navy and army in a high-intensity, large-scale, amphibious wargame, reports Babak Taghvaee

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Commercial

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Singapore Retires Stratotankers

The final Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) KC-135R Stratotanker...

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NHI NH90 NATO FRIGATE HELICOPTER

Germany has selected the NHI NH90 NATO FRIGATE HELICOPTER as...

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Merlin for Morayvia

The first production Merlin HM1 is now preserved at the former...

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Airport Movements

AIRPORT MOVEMENTS COMPILED BY CARL HOPE A round-up of notable...

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Boeing 737-200 King of the Canadian North

CLASSIC JETLINERS SPECIAL The Boeing 737-200 is the jet airliner...

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Flight Simulation

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Wings Over Flanders Fields: Ultimate Edition

COMMS Dear PC Pilot Thanks for PC Pilot which I very much enjoy...

Nvidia GTX 1180 rumoured to touch down in July

According to a report on the Tom’s Hardware website, the first...

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Wildfire Warriors

Richard Benedikz travelled to Spain to discover how flight simulators are being used to improve safety in firefighting

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Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

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Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. 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."

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."

Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."