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Historic

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White Flower Fighter

Almost a year after arriving in the UK, a reproduction Albatros D.Va with an edelweiss-adorned
black fuselage made its long-awaited
aerial debut.

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Weekend Windycats: Part Two

Richard Knight concludes his study of life with the Meteor pilots of Wymeswold’s 504 Squadron, especially through the recollections of US-born airman Eddie Bell

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Bonzer Delivery

Former RAF navigator Jack Talliss describes how his
crew delivered the RAF’s first complete Blue Steel
nuclear missile to Australia.

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The Soviet Canberra

Guy Martin assesses the world’s first successful jet bomber – the venerable Il-28

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BY DAY THEN BY NIGHT

Chris Goss concludes the story of a remarkable aviator...

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Military

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Identity revealed for joint QEAF-British Hawk unit

In a ceremony at RAF Leeming on November 24, it was announced that the QEAF-British Hawk training squadron being established at the Yorkshire base will be known as 11 Squadron (Qatar)

100 ARW receives Block 45 KC-135

The 100th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, has received its first KC-135R Block 45 Stratotanker

First Spanish Air Force A330-200 is delivered

The first of three Airbus A330-200 (local Spanish designation T-24) aircraft ordered by the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force) was delivered on November 30

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Commercial

Tight schedule for Leonardo’s M-345

ITALY LEONARDO’S FLIGHT test programme for its...

Generation integration

MILITARY NATO TACTICAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME The second flying...

H145 high altitude trials

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS has begun high altitude flight trials of the...

NAVBLUE for Silver

REGIONAL CARRIER Silver Airways has selected NAVBLUE to design,...

Bombing the Netherlands

Kees van der Mark reports on the rapid reaction test deployment...

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Flight Simulation

Warrior II for X-Plane 11

Just Flight has informed us that its in-house development team has produced a new Warrior II for X-Plane 11.

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Aerosoft's Mega Airport London Heathrow professional

Europe’s Busiest Airport SCENERY ADD-ON FOR PREPAR3D V.4...

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Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

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!"

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...".

Southport Air Show

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Southport, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "The annual Air Show takes place on Southport beach and is a weekend packed with entertainment! If you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids, as well as the flying programme, there is plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, climbing walls, assault courses and plenty more!"

AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."