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Historic

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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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...

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Military

UAE orders two additional GlobalEyes

The UAE awarded Saab a follow-on contract, worth US$1.018bn, for the acquisition of two additional GlobalEye multi-domain AEW&C aircraft on January 4

Lockheed Martin celebrates delivery of 123 F-35s in 2020

Despite the added challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lockheed Martin delivered 123 F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters to customers in 2020 – the last of which was handed over in mid-December

US Navy seeks to use C-130J-30 in TACAMO mission

The US Navy intends to field Lockheed Martin’s C-130J-30 Super Hercules in the Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO) airborne survivable nuclear command, control and communications mission, after it posted a solicitation for test aircraft on December 18

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Commercial

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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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Belgium Orders F-35

Long-time F-16 user Belgium has become the 13th international...

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Cobalt Air Collapses

Cypriot carrier Cobalt Air announced the indeinite suspension...

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Triple Dreamliner Handover

Juneyao Airlines irst 787-9 Dreamliner on a test light from Boeing’s...

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Cazaux Franco-Belgian Training School Closes

Belgian Defence – Air Component Alpha Jet 1B+ AT24 in 11 Squadron...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

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."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."