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Historic

High-level support for Tangmere tower

The Save Tangmere Tower campaign received a major boost in mid-June,...

Flight Line

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

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‘L-Birds’ back to Normandy

L-BIRDS From all over Europe they came to northern France...

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IN SERVICE

The performance advantages of the Luftwaffe jets were huge, but...

Horsa heads for the Netherlands

The Horsa reproduction leaving Cosford on 19 June, heading out...

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Military

First AH-1Z Viper built for Bahrain

Bell Textron completed the first build of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Kingdom of Bahrain last month. The US company announced the completion of the build in a press release on October 22

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Cutting the cost - Insight into counter-insurgency aircraft

Using state-of-the-art jet fighters for counterinsurgency close air support is expensive – cost-effective alternatives are needed. Samuel Beal looks at the capabilities developed and the role of more economical platforms in tomorrow’s battlespace

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 24

Episode 24 of The Air Warrior Podcast brings you analysis on Norway's recently announced plans to retire its F-16AM/BM (MLU) fleet before the end of this year, with the fixed-wing combat role set to be solely taken over by the F-35A Lightning II. Meanwhile, the Modern Military Team discusses the continued effort to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghan civilians to the UK after the August 31 deadline

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Commercial

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Tu-134 Retired by Alrosa

Russian operator Alrosa withdrew its sole Tupolev Tu-134B, RA-65693...

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Middle East Reinforcement

Tensions between the US and Iran have led to B-52Hs from the...

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US Deployments to Europe

Three USAF F-35As on the ramp at Aviano AB in Italy. The 388th...

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Penultimate Prowler Joins Texas Collection

Grumman EA-6B Prowler 162228 arrived at the Frontiers of Flight...

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Cry Havoc! Let Slip the F-117s to the Netherlands

TALES FROM THE LOGBOOK… Coronet Havoc was the first o_ cial...

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Flight Simulation

A new yoke is coming!

Snakebyte group has announced ‘Honeycomb Aeronautical’ -...

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AEROSOFT MENORCA X EVOLUTION

The island looks beautiful from altitude A return to...

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Wired2Fire SIM X-15

The Need for speed Wired2Fire has built the Sim X-15 to...

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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."