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Historic

RAF Museum gearing up for centenary

NEWS EDITOR: TONY HARMSWORTH E-MAIL TO: tony.harmsworth@keypublishing.com...

Early Vampire for Trenton

The fuselage pod of Vampire F3 N6878D in storage at the Air Land...

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Q&A

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question, or...

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’THE SEA SHALL NOT HAVE THEM’

Many Allied airmen owed their survival to the RAF’s wartime...

No 1(F) Squadron Harrier GR3 XV789 recovers to HMS Hermes after an Operation ‘Corporate’ mission. PRM AVIATION COLLECTION Feature Premium

RAF Harrier GR3 Falklands War Diary

When No 1(F) Squadron took the Harrier GR3 to war in the Falklands conflict, it had many chalenges to overcome, but did so in the best RAF traditions. Using recently released official documents, this is the unit’s Operation ‘Corporate’ diary

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Military

UK to boost in-country F-35B support under LANCE contract

Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office have signed the GBP£76m Lightning Air system National Capability Enterprise (LANCE) contract, which seeks to boost the in-country support services available to the UK’s F-35B fleet

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What we know so far about Icarus’ Tactical Air Vehicle

Key.Aero outlines what is known so far about Icarus Aerospace’s Tactical Air Vehicle (TAV) – an optionally-piloted, customisable, multi-role force multiplying solution for the world’s military and security forces community

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Desert Storm 30: The Secret Squirrels of Callsign 'Doom'

Top secret for a year after it was mounted, the first B-52 mission of the 1991 Gulf War saw the B-52 firing some of the opening shots of the campaign, launching a barrage of 35 cruise missiles against a variety of ‘Night One' targets

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Commercial

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US Approves Possible RAF Chinook Sale

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

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Venom Arrives at Bruntingthorpe

Former Swiss Air Force Venom FB.50, G-DHVM/’WR470’, has been...

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F-35 LIGHTNING II COUNTRY-BY-COUNTRY ANALYSIS

Lightning IIs are rapidly entering service around the world and initial combat missions have been flown. Tom Kaminski takes a nation-by-nation look at procurement and fielding.

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Embraer Unveils Praetor 500 and 600

HEADLINES The Praetor 600 was one of two business jets, along...

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Viva Air Colombia Pink A320

Air Colombia has taken delivery of this bright Airbus A320-214,...

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Upcoming Events

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Hollomon Airshow 2024 Legacy of Liberty

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Holloman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."