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Historic

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Insights: Sopwith Triplane

Pilots revelled in the Triplane’s agility

Historic C-46 heading for Israel

C-46 Commando N23ACat Fairbanks, Alaska. It is due to arrive...

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Q&A

COMPILER: BARRYWHEELER Are you seeking the answer to a thorny...

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COBRA BITES

The Commemorative Air Force’s two Bell fighters, the P-39Q...

Hudson goes on show at Canberra

The recently completedHudson IV A16-105after itsunveilingat CanberraAirport...

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Military

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MALAYSIAN GUARDIANS

The Malacca Strait is the world’s busiest shipping lane —...

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LOSSES

Compiled by Tom Kaminski • MiG-23 serial 26144 operated by...

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Being the bad guys for TOPGUN

VFC-13 ‘Fighting Saints’ flies the F-5 Tiger II in the adversary role at NAS Fallon, Nevada. The squadron and its highly experienced personnel provide an agile and scalable service in support of fleet aircrews that looks set to remain viable for many years to come.

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Commercial

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Ready for Business

Embraer’s senior management team is confident certification...

Hypersonic strike weapon

As part of the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon Program,...

Austrian Air Force DA40NGs

Diamond DA40NG 3H-DB, one of two delivered to the Österreichische...

India withdraws from fifth generation fighter

India’s decision in April 2018 to terminate its 11-year-long...

Recapitalization; C-130 on track, P-3 uncertain

The Chief of the Navy Reserve said the recapitalization of its...

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Flight Simulation

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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."