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Historic

Unique Luscombe makes debut

The only surviving Luscombe 4 Sprite, NC1337, over Brodhead with...

Flight Line

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

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PLANTING THE SUPERSONIC SEED

BEFORE CONCORDE French projects As British manufacturers were...

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Groups join forces to restore rare British Phantom

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE McDonnell Douglas Phantom...

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AN EMOTIONAL JOURNEY

REJUVENATED CLASSIC STUNNING FILM THE COLD BLUE HAS HAD A...

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Military

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Exclusive: RAF bases record hundreds of bird strikes or near-misses

More than 250 bird strikes or near-misses have been recorded at Royal Air Force (RAF) bases in the Southern and Eastern Regions since 2017, including a high of 73 incidents reported by RAF aircrews in 2020, with a further 46 up to October 28 this year

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Synth Wave: UK military embraces virtual training

For much of the past decade, the UK military has been busy shifting its real-world pilot training into synthetic environments, looking to utilise simulators instead of expensive fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, whose precious flight hours are considered better spent elsewhere

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MOD confirms retired RAF Sentinel sale to the US

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed that the retired fleet of RAF Sentinel R1s are to be sold to a consortium instead of being scrapped, this is due to the sales bid being deemed more value for money to the UK taxpayer than the original fait of scrapping

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Commercial

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Turkish Delight

TUI AIRWAYS has announced it is to add a second weekly flight...

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Heathrow Invests in Cutting Edge Security Equipment

HEATHROW AIRPORT is rolling out the next generation of computed...

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Pulkovo gets Chinese Dozen

ST PETERSBURG’S Pulkovo Airport has added a 12th Chinese destination...

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The Jewel of Africa

Snapshot Zimbabwe was once dubbed the ‘Jewel of Africa’ for...

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UK Visitors

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports...

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Flight Simulation

New Malibu Meridian - ready for take-off

Carenado has released the PA46 500TP Malibu Meridian G1000 HD Series for FSX and Prepar3D.

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AEROSOFT GENOA X

A visit to ‘The Proud One’ There’s a massive marina...

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COCKPIT BUILDING

Finally sorted, and alive. Note the damage displays in the V/S...

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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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

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Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

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FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Airshow

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."