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Historic

LIGHTER LUFTHANSA CLASSICS GO TO QUAX-FLIEGER

On 31 July it was officially announced that Messerschmitt Bf...

CRASH MEMORIAL UNVEILED AT TANGMERE

A memorial to the seven crew of a Handley Page Halifax that crashed...

Flight Line

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

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ROCKET SCIENCE

While most of the British rocket fighter story is associated...

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INSIGHTS

Saro test pilot Peter Lamb remembered “an exceedingly pleasant...

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Military

Exclusive video of B-1B airborne refuelling mission

Go behind the scenes with Key.Aero to RAF Mildenhall and onboard a 100ARW KC-135 performing an air-to-air refuelling mission in support of the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron carrying out a Bomber Task Force Europe mission from RAF Fairford.

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Exclusive: RAF bases record hundreds of bird strikes or near-misses

More than 250 bird strikes or near-misses have been recorded at Royal Air Force (RAF) bases in the Southern and Eastern Regions since 2017, including a high of 73 incidents reported by RAF aircrews in 2020, with a further 46 up to October 28 this year

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Synth Wave: UK military embraces virtual training

For much of the past decade, the UK military has been busy shifting its real-world pilot training into synthetic environments, looking to utilise simulators instead of expensive fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, whose precious flight hours are considered better spent elsewhere

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Commercial

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Heathrow: BA’s Home and Hub

The relationship between British Airways and Heathrow stretches...

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KLM Hops on Embraer E2

KLM CITYHOPPER has announced plans to purchase up to 35 Embraer...

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A321s Cross the Pond

TAP AIR Portugal has become the first airline to operate transatlantic...

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De Havilland Order for TAAG

SIX DASH 8-400 aircraft have been purchased by TAAG Angola Airlines....

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Miami Prepares for $5bn Overhaul

(Photo Miami-Dade County) AUTHORITIES AT Miami International...

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Flight Simulation

Battle of Bodenplatte and Flying Circus

The producer of IL-2 Sturmovik, Jason Williams, has revealed...

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Orbx Simulation's Bilbao (LEBB)

La Paloma (‘The Dove’)

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Honeycomb Aeronautical

An exclusive interview with Honeycomb Aeronautical

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Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Trenton, Canada

Royal Canadian 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."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

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."