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Historic

Crete2Cape Vintage Air Rally hits Africa

LEFT: Travel Air 4000 N6263, crewedbyNicholas and LitaOppegard...

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A Passage to India

The logbooks and photos of a No 27 Squadron Wapiti pilot, together...

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DATABASE: HAWKER HORSLEY

As a day bomber, the Horsley perhaps left something to be desired, but it proved versatile and adaptable

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Mirage on display at Argentine flying club

Dassault Mirage 5 Mara C-633 shortly before its recent move to...

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Sopwith Pup reproduction flying in the US

Sopwith Pup reproduction N6475 taking off from Spokane recently....

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Military

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Wings over paradise

In French Polynesia, half a dozen military aircraft share a wide range of missions on a territory the size of Europe...

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Operation Helvetic Air Support

Steven Taylor examines the British Army Air Corps’ current support role to the Police Service of Northern Ireland ...

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Into the fighter- bomber business

The Luftwaffe’s Eurofighters are no longer flying exclusively air-to-air tasks.

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Commercial

KC-46A delays continue

One Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker successfully refuelled another...

Small diameter bomb finishes developmental testing

Raytheon’s GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II)...

Lincolnshire’s new MFTS aircraft

Prefect ZM318 of No.57 Squadron Royal Air Force on approach to...

F-35C carrier qualifications complete

The US Navy has completed the F-35C Lightning II’s carrier...

Armed assault Mi-8s

The Russian Air and Space Force’s 18th Army Aviation Brigade,...

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Upcoming Events

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy 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...".

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."

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."

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