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Historic

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Shooting Star from the Skunk Works

LOCKHEED P-80 America was slow to grasp the advantages of...

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Sharpening its Claws

The Panther in the Korean War Warren E Thompson tells how...

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Fuselage mould paves the way for UK-built Mosquito

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Plans to restore the first...

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Globe-trotting Wessex back on display

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Westland Wessex 60 G-AVNE...

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El Salvador’s Stearman and Dornier projects make progress

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE The restoration to flying...

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Military

Finnish Hornets and Hawks participate in LFÖ21

The Finnish Air Force has deployed six Boeing F/A-18C Hornet multi-role fighters and three BAE Systems Hawk Mk51/A jet trainers to the Swedish Air Force's Luftförsvarsövning 21 (LFÖ 21, Air Defence Exercise 21)

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Vertical limits – BlueBird Aero Systems and VTOL technology

Militaries worldwide are moving to the adoption of fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial systems capabilities Joe Charlaff speaks with BlueBird Aero Systems on emerging trends

KC-46A Pegasus approved to refuel F-15 and F-16 receivers

The KC-46A Pegasus has been approved to refuel F-15 and F-16 receivers following a decision by Gen Mike Minihan, commander of the USAF's Air Mobility Command, to allow another interim capability release mission set for the tanker

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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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Wise Guy Back in Business

The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG)...

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Bell 429s Withdrawn by RAN

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has retired its Bell 429 GlobalRangers...

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Concorde Droop Nose Reactivated

Concorde G-BOAF salutes HRH Princess Anne and guests by lowering...

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Flight Simulation

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ALABEO C441 Conquest

Chris Frishmuth takes a trip down memory lane…

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Back To Basics - Stage 1, Lesson 3

Preflight and ground handling procedures...

City of Angels on Steam

US Cities X: Los Angeles for FSX: Steam Edition, developed by Limesim, is available on Steam.

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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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, 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."

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."