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Historic

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Hawker Sea Fury T.20 to fly again this year

Hawker Sea Fury T.20 VX281 will return to British skies later...

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Argentina’s F-27 Troopship makes final flypast

Fokker F-27-400M Troopship TC-79 makes a final flypast alongside...

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Albatros project for sale in Germany

The Albatros B.II project on display in Germany. THOMAS KRAUSE...

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Illinois Thunderchief on the move

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky has acquired Republic F-105F...

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SOUTH AFRICAN Mossies

STEVE MACLEAN EXPLAINS HOW 60 SQUADRON SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE...

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Military

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RUSSIAN TRAINING WOES

Russia’s military flight training system is currently running...

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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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Commercial

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Emirates and Etihad Merger Ruled Out

SHEIKH AHMED bin Saeed al Maktoum, the chairman and CEO of Emirates,...

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Spirit Introducing Wi-Fi

ULTRA LOW-COST CARRIER (ULCC) Spirit Airlines has unveiled plans...

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JAL to Add Low-Cost Long-Haul Offshoot

JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL) intends to establish a low-cost long-haul...

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Second MC-21 Joins Flight Test Programme

IRKUT CORPORATION, part of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation,...

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Eurasia Airshow 2018

International This striking Mil Mi-17-IV, J-1701 (c/n 792M01),...

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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."