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Historic

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Swiss Storch back in European skies

Fieseler Storch A-97 made its first postrestoration flight on...

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Gate guard Mirage returned to service colours

Dassault Mirage IIICJ C-715, currently on display as a ‘gate...

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Argentine gate guard restored for display

Morane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris ‘E-232’ on display in Argentina....

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Determined to Display

Richard Paver visits the North Weald-based Gnat Display Team...

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Battered, but Unbeaten

Chris Gilson puts the Yorkshire Air Museum team on the trail...

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Military

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The Arctic transporters

The 139th Airlift Squadron – part of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing – is probably the only flying unit that operates at opposite ends of the world.

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Task Group Black Cats commander

Then a major (maggiore), Stefano De Dionigi was in charge of the Black Cats

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Space: The next frontier

In summer 2019, the Ministry of Defence outlined an ambitious space programme...

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Commercial

DARK DUNE

Jan Kraak reports on the latest annual aerial refuelling exercise...

Airbus, Audi partner for urban mobility services

Airbus Helicopters AIRBUS AND German car maker Audi announced...

Qantas to retire 747

Qantas ANOTHER MAJOR network airline has announced it is to...

Airborne for a year

The PHASA-35 jointly developed by BAE Systems and Prismatic is...

KJ-500A spotted with an IFR probe

This unpainted heavily modified KJ-500A with a fixed IFR probe...

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Flight Simulation

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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.

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

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."

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."

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."