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Historic

Battle of Britain commemoration to move online

Ambitious plans to replace Memorial Day with an online event are being discussed by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust.

Heritage projects to receive funding boost

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is making £50m available in response to the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the UK’s heritage.

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'Thud' Out!

Combat Aircraft Journal looks back at the final days of the US Air Force’s F-105 Thunderchief, and one very special farewell event at Hill AFB.

The Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Scholarship

The Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Scholarship is now open for applications.

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Aviation News April 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Military

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Can the Ukrainian Air Force defend itself in a conflict with Russia?

Does the Ukrainian Air Force have the assets to defend itself against Russia? We crunch the numbers

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‘Black Knights’:First USMC F-35C unit to deploy aboard an aircraft carrier

We report on the USMC’s ‘Black Knights’ making history as the first USMC F-35C unit to deploy aboard an aircraft carrier

Russian 'Bear' cockpit video shows RAF Typhoon intercept

Incredible in-cockpit footage released by Russia's MOD shows RAF Typhoons shadowing Russian 'Bears'.

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Commercial

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Work Continues to Ensure BER is Ready

FINALLY, MORE than seven years after its original planned opening...

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Parisian Classics

Snapshot The Jet Age was fast approaching its 20th anniversary...

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Milan’s Mega Move

In the summer peak, Milan’s Linate Airport has closed for three...

Airbus’ big twin

Airbus’ big twin British Airways is one of two UK carriers...

Arctic tankers

Mark Ayton tells the fascinating story of the only US Air Force...

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Flight Simulation

FSFlyingSchool for X-Plane 10 and 11

FSFlyingSchool has been reviewed in PC Pilot over the years in its various iterations for FSX but did you know that it also supports X-Plane?

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AOA Simulatons V-22 Osprey

The innovative VTOL aircraft

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X-Plane 11.30

An Interview with Laminar Research Several general...

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Upcoming Events

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

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...".

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships