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FLIGHT TESTING

The SR53 test effort exploited the type’s flight envelope fully...

LIGHTER LUFTHANSA CLASSICS GO TO QUAX-FLIEGER

On 31 July it was officially announced that Messerschmitt Bf...

CRASH MEMORIAL UNVEILED AT TANGMERE

A memorial to the seven crew of a Handley Page Halifax that crashed...

Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

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SAUNDERS-ROE ROCKET FIGHTERS

A period model of the cancelled Saunders-Roe SR177 interceptor...

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Military

Three more RAAF F-35As delivered

A further three Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F-35A Lightning IIs have been delivered. They arrived at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales, on November 20.

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UAE set to buy Rafale

All the indications are that Dassault will soon announce a deal with the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defense (UAEAF&AD) for up to 60 Dassault Rafale F4 multirole fighters

HMS Queen Elizabeth hosts Italian F-35s during cross deck exercise

HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) welcomed Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters from both the Marina Militare/ Italian Navy and the Aeronautica Militare/ Italian Air Force during a cross deck exercise with Italian Carrier, ITS Cavour, on November 21

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Commercial

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A JOURNEY OF WONDER

In August, Embraer celebrates its 50th anniversary. Bernie Baldwin...

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Trip Report: TAP Air Portugal A330neo

TAP Air Portugal has distinguished itself from the competition...

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Turkish Delivery

An initial Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Turkish Airlines’ March...

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Armenian Start-up

News Review • CIS (Photo Armenia Airways) ARMENIA...

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Flynas Upsizes to A321XLR

News Review • Africa/Middle East SAUDI ARABIAN low-cost...

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Flight Simulation

IL2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz Edition

In December 2016, Team Fusion Simulations announced an agreement...

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Aerobask Velocity V-Twin

AIRCRAFT ADD-ON FOR X-PLANE 11 The V-Twin has a slippery shape,...

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Controls for military sims

COMMS Dear PC Pilot This is a plea for help, for which...

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Upcoming Events

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."