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Leading the turbocharge

Flight-testing the first ever turboprop Dakota — a British development

Lady of the Lake

In a workshop in western Sweden, one of the country’s most ambitious aircraft restoration projects, a Heinkel He 111H-3, is gradually taking shape.

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LIFE WITH A LEGEND

Recollections of Mosquito RR299 may fade, but are never totally forgotten.

NEWS IN BRIEF

Former Belgian Air Force Stampe SV-4B V-27/D-EIHD arrives home

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Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view of aviation history

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Military

USAF activates 418th TES at Davis-Monthan

A NEW US Air Force trials unit, the 418th Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), has been activated at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

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COVID-19 forces Swiss Cougars to depart Leeming early

The detachment of three Schweizer Luftwaffe (Swiss Air Force) Eurocopter AS532UL Cougars at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, have packed up much earlier than expected and head back home to Switzerland due to the latest variant of COVID-19 crisis ongoing in Europe

Multiple Huey IIs for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Multipe Bell UH-1H-II Huey IIs have been delivered to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Force and Air Defence Brigade by the US Government

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Commercial

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Air Base Movements

A selection of the most interesting aircraft to visit air bases...

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GLOBAL RETRO SCHEMES GUIDE PART 2

Aviation News presents the second part of our survey of the retro...

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HEADLINES

RAF Poseidon Breaks Cover The first Boeing Poseidon MRA1 for...

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Cubana PART 2 Revolutionary Times

The years after Castro’s takeover of Cuba were tumultuous for...

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PRESERVATION

Sabre Joins European Circuit Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk.6 (c/n...

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Flight Simulation

First Orbx Expansion for X-Plane released

Orbx has entered the X-Plane market with the release...

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REX’s Sky Force 3D: Feel the force!

ADD-ON FOR FSX, FSX: STEAM EDITION AND PREPAR3D PTA integration...

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Flight Adventure - Kangaroo Service in a Connie

Flying the L-049 Super Constellation between Sydney, Australia...

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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."

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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."