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Historic

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'We could hardly believe it'

No wonder Ray Parer and John McIntosh were so dumbfounded...

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PROVING A POINT - BAC 221

It was an aircraft that led a double life...

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A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY - Air Transport Auxiliary

A world of opportunity was how the late Lettice Curtis described flying as a ferry pilot for the Air Transport Auxiliary.

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The Aeroplane News from February 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered momentous events of 1940...

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DATABASE: CONVAIR F2Y SEA DART

If aircraft carriers were vulnerable to nuclear strike,
water-based fighters provided an alternative...

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Military

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Behind the scenes of Exercise Cormoran 2021

Exercise Cormoran-21 brought together France's navy and army in a high-intensity, large-scale, amphibious wargame, reports Babak Taghvaee

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Airbus nets French Guépard deal to close out sales year

Airbus looks to have been the beneficiary of an €8.6bn deal for the development, manufacture and delivery of more than 160 H160M ‘Guépard’ helicopters for the French Armed Forces

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 73

Welcome to the 73rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

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Singaporean Stamina

The revolutionary A350-900ULR is enabling Singapore Airlines...

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Spirit in the sky

In recent years Spirit Airlines has established itself as one of the most successful ultra low-cost carriers in the Americas. Amid a changing consumer landscape, Ralph Olson examines the company’s efforts to refine its winning business model even further.

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MAX PAIN Grappling with the Grounding

Airliner World’s Martin Needham investigates how some of the...

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Airliner Deliveries

The latest commercial aircraft deliveries from manufacturers...

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Pushing the Envelope

While the term is more closely associated with their military...

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Flight Simulation

New X-Plane destination for Orbx

Orbx has lifted the lid on its first Australian destination for...

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FlyTampa’s Corfu for X-Plane

One of the first Greek islands to embrace tourism.

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Flight Sim Q&A

You have fgot the questions? We’ve got the answers! ...

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Upcoming Events

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...".

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

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."

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.