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Historic

GEORGE ELLIS 1947-2019

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

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DH DRAGON RAPIDE

HOOKS’ TOURS A further helping of beautiful DH89s from our...

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THE ARCHERFIELD IGLOO

WW2 HISTORY Qantas B-24 turrets When, spurred by Charles Lindbergh,...

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Shooting Star from the Skunk Works

LOCKHEED P-80 America was slow to grasp the advantages of...

Lockheed 12 to Germany

Lockheed 12 Electra Junior N18130 was recently acquired by Paderbornbased...

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Military

UK to boost capacity of Texan T1 fleet with extra aircraft

Affinity Flying Training Services has received a contract – worth approximately £65m – from the UK Ministry of Defence for the operation of four additional Beechcraft T-6C Texan IIs under the UK Military Flying Training System programme

New C-37B aircraft delivered to Joint Base Andrews

The first of two new C-37B aircraft was flown from Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama by the Air Force Chief of Staff and honorary Tuskegee Airman Gen CQ Brown to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on November 3

NATO aircraft guard US warship into the Black Sea

NATO air assets were on hand to guard the entry of the US Navy’s Blue Ridge-class amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) into the Black Sea on November 4, with US Air Force (USAF) fighters and Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft from Turkey and Greece participated in the mission

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Commercial

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DH.9 Flies at Duxford

De Havilland DH.9 E8894 flew at Duxford on May 13 after a 17-year...

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Spitfire Returns from Middle East Tour

Following a tour of the Middle East, Spitfire XIX PM651 has returned...

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Gulfstream G650 Record-Breaking Bizjet

Rod Simpson examines Gulfstream Aerospace’s G650 and G650ER,...

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New 737 Issue Arises

Boeing has informed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that certain 737 Next-Generation aircraft and 737 MAX leading-edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured. As a result, these may not meet regulatory requirements for strength and durability.

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Horten HX-2 at Friedrichshafen

The pusher-prop Horten HX-2 is inspired by German wartime flying...

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Flight Simulation

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The Flying Tigers Group

The old and the bold

JARDesign A330

The Airbus A330 is something of a dark horse in commercial aviation – incredibly popular but somewhat overlooked in the world of the Boeing 777 and the 787.

iFly Service Pack 3.2.1 for FSX/FS9/P3D

The developers over at iFly have released a new service pack for iFly 737NG FSX, FS9 and P3D v2.2 versions.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow