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Historic

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BIRTH of the THIRD ARM

The creation of an independent Royal Air Force did not meet with...

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ROTARY PIONEERS

The first RAF helicopter pilot trainees learned their craft on...

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SYWELL’S WARBIRD MECCA

The historic Northamptonshire airfield is now a major centre...

Luftwaffe Bestmann to fly

Carrying registration G-CTIX for the ferry flight, Spitfire IXT...

Stoke Spitfire arrives at MAPS

The fuselage of Spitfire XVI RW388 being moved across the car...

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Military

UK orders MBDA to launch SPEAR3 missile production

MBDA revealed on January 6 that the UK has contracted it to launch the production of its SPEAR3 network enabled miniature cruise missile, which will become the primary air-to-ground weapon of the nation’s F-35B fleet

US green lights Kazakhstani King Air B300ER Scorpion purchase

The US State Department announced on December 23 that it has approved the possible FMS of two King Air B300ER Scorpion intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to Kazakhstan

Cobham secures French C-135FR support contract

Cobham Mission Systems announced on January 5 that it has secured a three-year contract from Sabena Technics to provide support and maintenance services for the French Air and Space Force’s Boeing C-135FR Stratotanker fleet

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Commercial

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First Japanese ATR 72 Delivered

Japan Air Commuter (JAC) has taken delivery of its first ATR...

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Revised Osprey Transition Quickens Greyhound Retirement

The US Navy has brought forward its planned retirement of the...

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60th Anniversary for TaktLwG

Tornado 46+02 in special markings for its unit’s 60th anniversary....

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Society Formed to Get C-54 Back in the Air

A group has been created to get long-term North Weald resident...

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THUNDER THROUGH THE VALLEYS

It’s an awe-inspiring sight to see a fighter jet roaring through...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force 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...".

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."

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

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."