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Historic

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ST JOHN’S AIR FORCE

As Italian military aviation struggled to get back on its feet...

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When the Dambusters targeted the V2

As Allied bombers targeted Germany’s V-weapon facilities, No 617 Squadron was in the vanguard — not least when it came to attacks against the V2 bunker at Wizernes, northern France

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2018’S SHOWS AT SHUTTLEWORTH

Near the end of a long day for the collection’s groundcrew...

Hurricane for Belgium

Hawker Hurricane IV ‘KZ321’/ CF-TPM has been sold by Vintage...

’JUG’ RETURNING TO UK

P-47M 45-49192/G-THUN will soon be making a welcome return to...

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Military

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An in-depth look at Canada's changing air force

Few Western air arms are going through such a large and overdue modernisation of their aircraft fleet as the Royal Canadian Air Force. We report on how Canada’s fleet has changed in recent years, and what’s in the pipeline

Italy's aircraft carrier arrives in US for F-35B sea trials

The Italian Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier, ITS Cavour (CVH-550), arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, on February 13 to conduct a series of sea trials with the F-35B Lightning II in the Western Atlantic

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No 77 Squadron RAAF: Transitioning from Legacy Hornets to the F-35A

After more than three decades of operations, the RAAF’s No 77 Squadron has bid an emotional farewell to its legacy Hornets, but looks ahead to a promising future with the F-35A Lightning II, as Key.Aero reports

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Commercial

More H225Ms for the Royal Thai Air Force

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has taken delivery of two more...

Colourful 757

AIR SCENE Icelandair Boeing 757-3E7 TF-ISX (c/n 30179) wears...

Falco EVO upgrade

Leonardo has introduced a heavy-fuel engine and a new data link...

More on the UK’s Wedgetail AEW&C proposal

Nigel Pittaway UK Under-Secretary of State for Defence Procurement...

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Storm chasing on Honeywell’s Boeing 757 testbed

Chen Chuanren goes storm-chasing onboard Honeywell’s 757 testbed and explains more about the systems aboard this specialist aircraft

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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.

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US 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."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

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."