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Historic

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Avro Anson flies in new colours

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Avro Anson T21 WD413...

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Historic Pipers fly to France for D-Day anniversary

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Piper L-14 Army Cruiser...

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Invader’s return to flight draws nearer

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE The fuselage of Reevers’...

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Living and Breathing

MUSEUMS One of the finest aviation museums of its kind...

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Completing Bill’s dream

WARBIRDS Frank Mormillo profiles Planes of Fame’s North...

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Military

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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

RAF receives seventh Poseidon MRA1

The RAF took delivery of its seventh Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 on October 19, when the maritime patrol aircraft arrived at its home station of RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, following an Atlantic crossing from Boeing’s facility near Seattle, Washington

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Commercial

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Belfast

VIEWING AREA GUIDE A Viewing Gallery at Belfast International...

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Transatlantic Transformation

In the Spotlight With fierce competition among carriers likely...

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1,000th Falcon Academy Graduate

Aviation Training The latest training aids available for...

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In brief

Europe’s largest airline, Ryanair, has deferred the delivery...

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Alrosa Retires Tu-134

SIBERIA-BASED Air Company Alrosa retired its sole Tupolev Tu-134B,...

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Flight Simulation

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FALCON BMS 4.33

The legacy continues…

Dovetail Games update

Dovetail games has released an updated statement on its highly...

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Just Flight TB-10 TOBAGO & TB-20 TRINIDAD

The Caribbean Family of Aircraft

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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."