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Historic

Hurricane made for two

In the UK warbird world, two things have happened in parallel: the renaissance of the Hawker Hurricane, and the boom in customer rides. It was inevitable that, someday, a project would bring the two together. At its Elmsett base in rural Suffolk, Hawker Restorations is doing just that

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JOHN SESSIONS

Aeroplane meets... John Sessions

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FLIGHTS, CAMERAS… ACTION!

In next month’s A salute to film flying down the ages...

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BEDSTEAD IN THE BOXING RING

FLYING BEDSTEAD A very versatile aviator from his time as...

Silver Star flies in France

Resplendent in its polished-metal Armée de l’Air finish, Top...

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Military

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M28 Special Operations Multi-Role Aircraft unveiled

PZL Mielec and Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) unveiled the first prototype of its newest M28 Special Operations Multi-Role Aircraft (SOMA), also known as the MC-145B Coyote on October 26

Seymour Johnson F-15s head to Romania and Bulgaria

USAF Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrived at Borcea Air Base, Romania, and Graf Ignatievo AB in Bulgaria on October 18, all in support of operation Castle Forge

Norwegian Air Force F-35As carry out first live Intercept

Fourth and fifth generation aircraft of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) intercepted a large group of Russian aircraft on October 27. This was the first ever live intercept carried out by RNoAF F-35As in their own airspace

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Commercial

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New Livery for Cabo Verde

A TACV Cabo Verde Airlines Boeing 757-200 wearing the carrier’s...

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A321LRs for La Compagnie

La Compagnie Airbus A321LR, F-HBUZ, is the first of two of the...

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Tigers Meet in France

Belgian F-16AM (MLU), FA-116, roars off the runway at Mont-de-Marsan...

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Royal Navy Reliant Returns to Flight

PRESERVATION Reliant NC1141 served with the Royal Navy...

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Essex Marshes Give Up Battle of Britain Hurricane

Nearly 79 years after it was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf...

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Sim Q&A

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

DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX

Eagle Dynamics has announced that DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX is available...

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Flight Sim Labs A320-X

The A320 is an incredibly complex aircraft and to try to replicate that inside FSX is insanely difficult. Working backwards to produce a flyable aircraft is rather like herding cats – potentially fantastic, but probably a bit fruitless. Flight Sim Labs however like fruitless. The question is, how good is its A320?

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Upcoming Events

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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, 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

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."