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Historic

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Seafaring Bird of Prey

The Hawker Sea Hawk was a significant early jet fighter/attack aircraft...

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Punitive pencil: Dornier Do 17

The Dornier Do 17 was a significant bomber during the Battle of Britain..

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East meets West

British firm Jet Art Aviation has supplied a trio of restored ex-RAF aircraft to Estonia...

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Living the dream

José M Ramos profiles the Florida-based air racer and warbird pilot Thom Richard...

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Restoration scene: Hawker duo

When FlyPast last visited the Cambridge Bomber and Fighter Society’s...

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Military

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Belgium welcomes the A400M as C-130 bows out of service

The arrival of the A400M marks a transition to a new tactical and strategic military transport capability for the Belgian Armed Forces. We visited Melsbroek for an update on the activities of the 15th Air Transport Wing

Top Aces flies F-16 Advanced Aggressor Fighter for the first time

Top Aces performed the first flight of its newly procured F-16 Advanced Aggressor Fighter (AAF) equipped with an Advanced Aggressor Mission System (AAMS) on January 19

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Forecasting Thunder: An overview of the JF-17 Block III

While the JF-17 has come of age in the combat theatre, it has yet to record any major successes in the export market. We explore the development of the light fighter and how the new Block III standard could help expand the aircraft’s customer base in the coming years

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Commercial

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Luton’s DART Hits Target

CONSTRUCTION WORK on a new £225m Luton direct air-rail transit...

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Mexico City Lands Emirates

MEXICO CITY/BENITO Juárez is set to welcome the first scheduled...

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Capital Gains

From a small municipal field championed by Pan American Airways...

777X first flight delayed to 2020

777X first flight delayed to 2020 The 777-9’s first flight...

Airlift for experts

Roberto Yáñez and Alex Rodríguez report from Zaragoza Air...

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Flight Simulation

DCS Flight Planning

CombatFlite is a new utility that makes mission planning in DCS faster and easier. You can plan the entire mission, either single or multi player, and it export it to DCS.

New Ultralight fox X-Plane Takes Flight

vFlyteAir has announced the Comco-Ikarus C42C for X-Plane 11 has been released.

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Aeroplane Heaven’s Heinkel He 111

Aeroplane Heaven has released new exterior images of the Heinkel...

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Upcoming Events

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."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.