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Historic

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The career of Guy Gibson’s Dams Raid Lancaster

The Lancaster used by Wing Commander Guy Gibson on the Dams raid survived the war, but was ultimately scrapped. Nigel Price charts the history of this famous aircraft.

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IN PICTURES: 617 Sqn aircraft through the decades

We present a photographic rundown of the major aircraft types used by 617 Sqn from 1943 to the current day.

Devastator discovery at two miles down

The great depth at which the aircraft lie has ensured that the...

Lottery success for Wallop museum

A computer-generated image of the redeveloped Museum of Army...

Flight Line

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

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Military

Boeing’s Loyal Wingman takes flight, as Australia commits to more aircraft

In partnership with the RAAF, Boeing Australia successfully completed the first flight of its Airpower Teaming System UAV on February 27, just days before the nation’s government announced it will co-develop three more aircraft

US Army to receive four additional UH-60Ms

The US Army has awarded Sikorsky a US$53.8m contract modification, which covers the production and delivery of four more UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopters for the service

RAF completes final operational Sentinel R1 mission

The Royal Air Force carried out its final mission with the Raytheon Sentinel R.Mk 1 on February 25, bringing almost 13 years of operational UK military service to an end

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High-Flying ATR

FRANCO-ITALIAN TURBOPROP manufacturer ATR demonstrated its ATR...

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SWOOP Canada’s Next Aviation Pioneer?

Adam Tetzlaff reports on WestJet’s plucky new budget subsidiary,...

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S7 Airlines E170 Simulator Qualified

Aviation Training The latest training aids available for...

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Flybe Q400 Autopilot Incident

A newly-released report has found the pilot of a Flybe Q400 which...

New generation jet trainer

Alexander Mladenov attended the roll-out ceremony of the L-39NG,...

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Upcoming Events

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

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

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

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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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

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."