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Historic

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Into the unknown

FLIGHT-TESTING FAIREY ROTODYNE Once the tail fins had been...

Second Avenger for Classic Flyers

The second Classic Flyers Avenger project, NZ2539, in the hangar...

Tiger Nine flies ‘100’ formation

The augmented Tiger Nine team’s magnificent 16-aircraft ‘100’...

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Q&A

COMPILER: BARRY WHEELER WRITE TO: Aeroplane, Key Publishing...

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Fabulous FARNBOROUGH Forty-Eight

The first SBAC display at Farnborough, 70 years ago this year,...

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Military

GAO recommends CH-53K production cap until testing is complete

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the US Navy caps the production of Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion helicopters to six aircraft per year until the platform completes initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E)

Lebanon receives a trio of Huey IIs

A further three Bell UH-1H-II Huey IIs, valued at more than US$32m, have been donated to the Lebanese Air Force (LAF) by the US government

Undisclosed Asian nation orders Hermes 900 drones

Israel’s Elbit Systems revealed on March 2 that it has been contracted to deliver an unspecified number of Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft systems to an undisclosed Asian customer

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Commercial

Egypt requests AH-64E

The Egyptian government has requested ten Boeing AH-64E Apache...

IN BRIEF

X-59 QueSST production Lockheed Martin announced in November...

Jamaica Defence Force adds King Air WR MPA

Jamaica Defence Force King Air 350 T-11 was handed over on November...

Mi- 26:still alive and kicking

MILITARY Mi-26 HALO The mighty Mil Mi-26 is a dual-use rotorcraft...

Riders of the storms

PARAPUBLIC NOAA HURRICANE HUNTERS National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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Upcoming Events

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...".

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

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."

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.