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Historic

RAF Museum concludes Lysander restoration

The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum at RAF Cosford, Shropshire, has restored a Westland Lysander III (S.D.), the only surviving special duties variant.

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Collings Foundation B-17 Crashes

On October 2, 2019, a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Registration: N93012, nicknamed ‘Nine O Nine’) belonging to the Collings Foundation was involved in an accident at Bradley International Airport located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA.

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The JFK hotel with its own Constellation

Tom Kaminski visits the new hotel at New York’s JFK airport which harks back to a more glamorous era of air travel while offering access to one of the most stunning observation decks anywhere.

Historic Spey Phantom saved

Phantom FG1 XT597, the first pre-production example of the Rolls-...

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Military

RAF to carry out ACE deployment in Outer Hebrides

Commencing November 29, the RAF will deploy both aircraft and personnel to Stornoway Airport on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, for a training exercise to develop the Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept

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Croatia formally signs for Rafale acquisition

After selecting the Dassault Rafale F3-R as the winner of its Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft programme, the Croatian government has officially signed an acquisition agreement with its French counterpart and will become the third European nation to equip itself with the type

Gripen E deliveries to Brazil and Sweden begin

Saab has begun deliveries of the series production Gripen E with hand-over of the first six aircraft, comprising four to the Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB – Brazilian Air Force) and two to the Swedish Air Force.

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Commercial

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Saudi Boosts Airbus Portfolio

SAUDI ARABIAN Airlines Corporation (Saudia) is set to expand...

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Farewell to Virgin America…

JOE G WALKER Following last year’s merger between Alaska...

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Arashi Final Tour Livery

IVAN NISHIMURA Japan Airlines have applied special decals...

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Improvements in brief for Airbus A220 Family

AIRBUS HAS revealed performance improvements to its latest single-aisle...

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Aviation Training

The latest training aids available for the aviation professional...

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Flight Simulation

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REMIX software’s Deadstick

A new company-a new flight sim REMEX SOFTWARE INTERVIEW...

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Flight Adventure

The World’s Busiest Routes

Introducing the MilViz FG-1D Corsair

One of the most iconic aircraft from the Pacific theatre of World War Two, the Chance Vought Corsair was also arguably one of the best performing.

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Upcoming Events

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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

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."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow