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Historic

HangarTalk

Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s...

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Drop zone ‘K’, Sannerville, 5 June

‘DAKS’ GATHERING VIEW FROM THE GROUND… At Sannerville,...

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PRODUCTION

Wartime German jet engines were made on a vast scale — but...

RAFM GETS GENEROUS

In late June the RAF Museum announced that several of its aircraft...

GEORGE ELLIS 1947-2019

George Ellis celebrates the first post-restoration flight of...

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Military

Japanese military pilots to be trained in Italy

In addition to Qatar and Germany, Japan has now agreed to send its military pilots to the Italian Air Force’s and Leonardo’s International Flight Training School (IFTS) for operational training

RAF A400M is air-to-air refuelled for the first time

A RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1, serial ‘ZM406’, has been refuelled whilst airborne for the first time. This milestone was achieved during recent trials conducted by 206 Squadron. The squadron is the test and evaluation squadron for heavy aircraft of the UK defence stationed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxford

Eielson AFB F-35s take part in air-to-air weapons evaluation

The 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) made history as the first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II squadron in the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) to take part in an air-to-air weapons evaluation

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Commercial

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C-130s Offered by Belgium

MILITARY NEWS Belgian C-130H CH-11 received invasion...

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New ‘Ghost’ F-16

An F-16C Fighting Falcon from the Nellis AFB-based 64th Aggressors...

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‘Iraqi’ Hunter on Display

Visitors to an office complex near Basingstoke are now welcomed...

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French Trio for Yeovilton

AIRSHOW NEWS Breguet Alizé 59 is one of three vintage...

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Upgraded Backfires Soldier On

Russia is upgrading the Tupolev Tu-22M3 bomber to remain in service...

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Flight Simulation

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RealAir Simulations Lancair Legacy V2

What’s it like the second time around?

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Throttletek A-320 FLIGHTBOX

Richard Benedikz takes a look at a high-end throttle quadrant...

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Xtreme Prototypes GATES GLJ MODEL 25

Xtreme Prototypes has reworked one of its earlier products: the Learjet Model 25. Fasten your seatbelts as we take one of the original pocket rockets for a ride…

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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."

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".