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CF-105: THE BRITISH CONNECTION

How serious was the UK’s interest in the Avro Canada CF-105?...

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V1 GUIDANCE SYSTEM

BRIEFING FILE Under the skin of aviation technology and tactics...

A-20 arrives at Pima museum

The restored fuselage of Douglas A-20G 43-9436 after its arrival...

Catch-22 film B-25s migrate

B-25Js 44-9898/N898BW Axis Nightmare and 44-30423/N3675G Photo...

Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

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Military

Egypt orders 30 more Rafales

The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) has ordered a further 30 Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters to supplement the 24 aircraft previously ordered

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CSG21: HMS Queen Elizabeth departs on historic first deployment

The Royal Navy’s new flagship aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, departed from HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire, on May 1 for a final test of its Carrier Strike Group, before continuing with the commencement of its historic maiden deployment

US approves sale of additional CH-47Fs to Australia

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of four Boeing CH-47F Chinooks and related equipment to the Australian government for an estimated cost of US$259m

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Commercial

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AIRPORT MOVEMENTS

A round-up of notable aircraft visiting UK airports. ...

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Drone Sightings Cause Gatwick Chaos

HEADLINES “Military capability” deployed at Gatwick...

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Retro Colours for LOT E175

CIVIL NEWS Michael Pavlotski To celebrate their 90th...

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Final Allegiant Air MD-80 Retired

CIVIL NEWS Allegiant Air has retired its final McDonnell...

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German Helicopter SAR Order

MILITARY NEWS Airbus Helicopters received an order from...

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Upcoming Events

AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."