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Historic

RAF Museum concludes Lysander restoration

The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum at RAF Cosford, Shropshire, has restored a Westland Lysander III (S.D.), the only surviving special duties variant.

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Collings Foundation B-17 Crashes

On October 2, 2019, a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Registration: N93012, nicknamed ‘Nine O Nine’) belonging to the Collings Foundation was involved in an accident at Bradley International Airport located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA.

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The JFK hotel with its own Constellation

Tom Kaminski visits the new hotel at New York’s JFK airport which harks back to a more glamorous era of air travel while offering access to one of the most stunning observation decks anywhere.

Historic Spey Phantom saved

Phantom FG1 XT597, the first pre-production example of the Rolls-...

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Military

RAF to carry out ACE deployment in Outer Hebrides

Commencing November 29, the RAF will deploy both aircraft and personnel to Stornoway Airport on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, for a training exercise to develop the Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept

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Croatia formally signs for Rafale acquisition

After selecting the Dassault Rafale F3-R as the winner of its Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft programme, the Croatian government has officially signed an acquisition agreement with its French counterpart and will become the third European nation to equip itself with the type

Gripen E deliveries to Brazil and Sweden begin

Saab has begun deliveries of the series production Gripen E with hand-over of the first six aircraft, comprising four to the Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB – Brazilian Air Force) and two to the Swedish Air Force.

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Commercial

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The BA Fleet

British Airways (BA) and it’s subsidiaries operate a fleet...

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Ryanair Snaps Up Malta Air

IN THE latest chapter of its buying spree, Ryanair is to purchase...

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Yanair Returns to Service

KIEV-BASED YANAIR Airlines resumed flights on June 18 after its...

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Saudi Boosts Airbus Portfolio

SAUDI ARABIAN Airlines Corporation (Saudia) is set to expand...

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Farewell to Virgin America…

JOE G WALKER Following last year’s merger between Alaska...

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Flight Simulation

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REMIX software’s Deadstick

A new company-a new flight sim REMEX SOFTWARE INTERVIEW...

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Flight Adventure

The World’s Busiest Routes

Introducing the MilViz FG-1D Corsair

One of the most iconic aircraft from the Pacific theatre of World War Two, the Chance Vought Corsair was also arguably one of the best performing.

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Upcoming Events

AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

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."