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Historic

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New colours for gate guard Fighting Falcon

General Dynamics F-16C 84-1264 has been repainted at Fort Wayne’s...

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A Fine Day at the ‘Office’

GROUNDSHOW 20 YEARS OF COCKPIT-FEST Now in its 20th year,...

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HIGH FLIGHT

AVIATION ART | ACES HIGH THE RENOWNED ACES HIGH AVIATION GALLERY...

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A Rare Beauty

FROM THE WORKSHOP WESTLAND LYSANDER Aircraft Restoration Company’s...

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Bolingbroke approaches completion in Canada

Greenwood Military Aviation Museum’s Bristol Bolingbroke Mk.IVT...

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Military

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Incredible C-130J image among winners of 2021 RAF photo competition

After receiving nearly 1,500 submissions, judges of the 2021 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition have chosen their winners.

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Lockheed RB-69A: the spy plane the CIA used over China

The little-known RB-69A was used by the CIA and Republic of China Air Force to mount covert overflights across mainland China. Dr Kevin Wright explores the career of the USAF type that never was

B-52s join B-1Bs during European Bomber Task Force mission

B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the USAF 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, currently deployed at Andersen AFB, Guam joined the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron’s (EBS) B-1B Lancers over the North Sea to support the Bomber Task Force (BTF) Europe series on November 10

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Commercial

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Qantas and American Joint Venture Within Weeks?

QANTAS AND American Airlines have said they welcome the US Department...

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Saarbrücken serving three countries

Luxair Bombardier Q400, LX-LGF (c/n 4349) is readied for departure...

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Guatemala’s main airport evolves

Expansion and modernisation of La Aurora International continues...

Bumps and grinds in the F-35 programme

The 400th Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft has been delivered. As...

Orders announcements

Virgin Atlantic’s order for A330neos was announced on the opening...

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Flight Simulation

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Malibu Meridian

Piper’s Dream Machine G1000 HD Series PA46 500TP ...

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Cockpit Building

Introducing my new best friend, the Renkforce RF100. Jessica...

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DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX

Learning to fly the DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX. Set-up,...

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Upcoming Events

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 Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

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."

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."