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Historic

Fairey treasure trove emerges from Solent

The Barracuda’s recovered Rolls-Royce Merlin engine being examined...

Hurricane made for two

In the UK warbird world, two things have happened in parallel: the renaissance of the Hawker Hurricane, and the boom in customer rides. It was inevitable that, someday, a project would bring the two together. At its Elmsett base in rural Suffolk, Hawker Restorations is doing just that

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JOHN SESSIONS

Aeroplane meets... John Sessions

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FLIGHTS, CAMERAS… ACTION!

In next month’s A salute to film flying down the ages...

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BEDSTEAD IN THE BOXING RING

FLYING BEDSTEAD A very versatile aviator from his time as...

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Military

Japanese military pilots to be trained in Italy

In addition to Qatar and Germany, Japan has now agreed to send its military pilots to the Italian Air Force’s and Leonardo’s International Flight Training School (IFTS) for operational training

RAF A400M is air-to-air refuelled for the first time

A RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1, serial ‘ZM406’, has been refuelled whilst airborne for the first time. This milestone was achieved during recent trials conducted by 206 Squadron. The squadron is the test and evaluation squadron for heavy aircraft of the UK defence stationed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxford

Eielson AFB F-35s take part in air-to-air weapons evaluation

The 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) made history as the first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II squadron in the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) to take part in an air-to-air weapons evaluation

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Commercial

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New 737 Issue Arises

Boeing has informed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that certain 737 Next-Generation aircraft and 737 MAX leading-edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured. As a result, these may not meet regulatory requirements for strength and durability.

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Horten HX-2 at Friedrichshafen

The pusher-prop Horten HX-2 is inspired by German wartime flying...

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P&M Aviation Ceases Business

British microlight manufacturer P&M Aviation has announced that...

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Vietnamese Fitter

Vietnam People’s Air Force Sukhoi Su-22M4 Fitter-K, 5864, was...

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New Israeli F-35 Squadron

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has established a second F-35I Adir...

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Flight Simulation

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VERTIGO Extra 300 SC

Vertigo Designs Take on the Extra 300SC in X-Plane

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NORTHERN GERMANY

Preparing to depart Berlin’s Tegel airport in our special PC...

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Spitfire Supreme!

Eagle Dynamics’ DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX In aviation terms,...

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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."

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.

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."