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Historic

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Fairey Gannet Airborne Early Warning

Fairey Gannet AEW Andrew Thomas describes the development...

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Successful first flight for Belgian Hawker Fury

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE NEWS Hawker Fury...

Former Berlin classics arrive at Paderborn

Messerschmitt Bf 108 D-EBEI is rolled into Quax-Flieger’s busy...

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Refurbished Aviodrome hall reopens

Classic airliners have pride of place within Aviodrome’s refurbished...

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Blackburn Beauty

PILOT’S PERSPECTIVE BLACKBURN B.2 Dave Unwin gets his hands...

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Military

Belgium deploys A400M for first international exercise

The Belgian Air Component conducted its first international A400M exercise during October 11-25, this is after a detachment of 148 military personnel and two Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft from the 15th Airlift Wing participated in the Airlift Block Training (ABT) at Pisa Air Base, Italy

Behind the scenes of a 100 squadron hot bombing mission

Recently Key.Aero joined 100 Squadron for Operation Flash Strike at both RAF Leeming, Yorkshire, and the Ministry of Defence’s Donna Nook Weapons Range in Lincolnshire. Operation Flash Strike saw a total of 16 3kg practice bombs dropped from the Hawk T1 at Donna Nook range against fictitious adversary threats provided by the JTACS throughout two sorties

USAF replaces legacy C-130H with Super Hercules in Kuwait

USAF's 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) was redesignated as the 61st EAS of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing last week, utilising the new C-130J Super Hercules to replace the C-130H model that has operated out of Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait for the past two decades

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Commercial

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New Terminal for DFW Airport

DALLAS/FORT WORTH International Airport (DFW) and American Airlines...

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Air Freight Decline Continues

A REPORT by the Airports Council International (ACI) has revealed...

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Berlin/Brandenburg Reveals Terminal Plans

AS PREPARATIONS continue at Berlin/Brandenburg (BER) for its...

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Footie Final Frenzy

As the Europa and Champions League tournaments reached a dramatic...

HH-60W first flight

Sikorsky announced on May 17, 2019, that its HH-60W Combat Search...

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Flight Simulation

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Alabeo C310R

A high performance twin Alabeo has produced a range...

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Cockpit Building

Time to assemble… Trial-fitting the displays in the backing...

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Flight Sim Q&A

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

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

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."

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."

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...".

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."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."