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SEND IN THE Destroyers

MIKHAIL TIMIN EXPLAINS HOW THE MALIGNED MESSERSCHMITT BF 110S...

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FROM THE GROUND UP

THEY WOULD SOON JOIN. OFTEN, MANY OF THESE ESTABLISHMENTS USED...

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30 Years of the Lightning Preservation Group

Enthusiasts delight in seeing two of the Lightning Preservation Group’s jets thundering down the Bruntingthorpe runway. Hugh Trevor details the work of the organisation that pays tribute to this charismatic fighter.

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Lightning Squadron Commander - Leading 92 Sqn

Air Cdre John Mitchell (ret’d), flew more than 1,400 hours on Lightnings, including two years as Officer Commanding 92 Squadron at RAF Gütersloh in West Germany. He talks with Dr Kevin Wright about his experiences on this remarkable aircraft.

Isle of Wight museum plans shape up

An artist’s impression of how it is hoped the Wight Aviation...

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Desert Storm 30: Eyes of the Storm

Thirty years after the brutally swift and successful aerial assault of Operation Desert Storm in the war against Iraq, Key.Aero explores the vital reconnaissance role played by the Air National Guard's RF-4C Phantoms

USAF awards Boeing $2.12bn for Lot 7 production KC-46s

Boeing has been awarded a US$2.12bn contract modification by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture and deliver an additional 15 KC-46A Pegasus tankers for the USAF under a seventh production lot

MQ-9B SeaGuardian to receive Seaspray AESA radar

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) revealed on January 18 that it is working with Leonardo to integrate the Seaspray 7500 V2 maritime radar onto its MQ-9B SeaGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS)

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Commercial

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NORATLAS - RUGGED AND RELIABLE

The Nord Noratlas was a French transport mainstay for three decades...

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Albanian Start-up

CIVIL NEWS Tirana-based start-up Air Albania has begun services...

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Ireland’s New Aircraft Register

CIVIL NEWS Embraer Lineage 1000, EJ-IOBN, is the first aircraft...

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B-52H Drops Quickstrike-ER Mine

MILITARY NEWS A B-52H carrying a Quickstrike-ER mine at Andersen...

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US Approves Possible RAF Chinook Sale

A US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notification...

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The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

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