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Historic

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D-Day veteran C-47 airborne again

Douglas C-47 Skytrain CF-DTD returns to the air on June 6. PIERRE...

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Helicopters arrive for display at Morayvia

Agusta-Westland Merlin HM1 ZH821 has been acquired by Scottish...

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SUFFOLK’S SUPERBASE

STATION HISTORY | RAF WATTISHAM STEEPED IN HISTORY, RAF WATTISHAM...

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THE WHITE ROSE OF STALINGRAD

WOMEN IN AVIATION I LIDIYA LITVYAK MANY WOMEN FILLED THE FRONTLINE...

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Finland’s finest

CLASSIC TRAINER | VL VIIMA One of the most scenic air_ elds...

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Military

Avro Vulcan pilot John LeBrun on bomb loads

Whilst the Vulcan was capable of carrying conventional payloads, it originally formed the backbone of Britain’s nuclear deterrent, as retired Vulcan pilot John LeBrun discusses

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RAF Shadow R1 Fleet to be upgraded and increased

The RAF’s fleet of six modified Beechcraft King Air 350CER Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) platforms known as the Shadow R1 is to be increased and upgraded after a £110m contract is awarded to Raytheon UK on November 3

First operational test mission for the F-15EX

Full, large scale operational tests with the US Air Force’s first two Boeing F-15EX Eagle IIs recently got underway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The 57th Wing at Nellis announced on October 22 that the new type’s first-ever operational test missions were being undertaken at Nellis from October 18-25, paired with F-15Cs and F-15Es

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Commercial

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Bell 429s Withdrawn by RAN

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has retired its Bell 429 GlobalRangers...

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Concorde Droop Nose Reactivated

Concorde G-BOAF salutes HRH Princess Anne and guests by lowering...

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Airport Movements

AIRPORT MOVEMENTS A round-up of notable aircraft visiting...

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The Kiwi Anson

The only Avro Anson Mk.I flying anywhere in the world is based...

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Last Year for Red Bull Air Race

The organisers of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship have...

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Flight Simulation

A new yoke is coming!

Snakebyte group has announced ‘Honeycomb Aeronautical’ -...

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AEROSOFT MENORCA X EVOLUTION

The island looks beautiful from altitude A return to...

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Wired2Fire SIM X-15

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Upcoming Events

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force 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."

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Hollomon Airshow 2024 Legacy of Liberty

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Holloman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."