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Historic

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The Soviet Canberra

Guy Martin assesses the world’s first successful jet bomber – the venerable Il-28

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BY DAY THEN BY NIGHT

Chris Goss concludes the story of a remarkable aviator...

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TEXAS BIRD IN TEXEL

Bob Fischer tells the story of a particular Stearman...

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’FIVE’ VERSUS THE LIGHTNING

Donald Nijboer describes how the Spitfire Mk.V clashed with Macchi’s C.202 Folgore for supremacy over Malta in 1942

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THAT’S THE SPIRIT

Mike Tate relates just some of the epic story surrounding John Norman’s Spirit of St. Louis reproduction...

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Military

BAE Systems to upgrade F-35 EW capabilities

BAE Systems has received a $493m contract modification from Lockheed Martin to upgrade the AN/ASQ-239 electronic warfare (EW) system for the F-35 Lightning II

Another three F-35As arrive in Norway

A further three Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters have arrived in Norway, increasing the Royal Norwegian Air Force fleet to a total of 34 aircraft

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Combat Aircraft Journal February 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Commercial

Honda delivers first two HondaJet Elites to Hawaii

HONDA AIRCRAFT Company has delivered the first two HA-420 HondaJet...

Learjet 75 Liberty launched

Bombardier’s newly launched Learjet 75 Liberty light jet. Bombardier...

Colourful tails at Wittmundhafen

Wittmundhafen-based Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 71 Richthofen...

Argentina re-engines Pucará

IA-58H Pucará prototype AX-561 has been given a smart new coat...

Greece takes delivery of Kiowa Warriors

The United States Army announced on June 5, 2019, it has delivered...

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Flight Simulation

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Guide to Airliner Simulation - Part 5

The take-off

DCS World 2.5 Open Beta and F/A-18C Hornet Update

Since the third update to DCS World 2.5 Open Beta, the team over...

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IPACS’ North Eastern USA

The ‘Big Apple’ is introduced to Aerofly FS 2

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Upcoming Events

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Hollomon Airshow 2024 Legacy of Liberty

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Holloman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."