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TECHNICAL DETAILS

The SR53 was like no other aircraft ever built in the UK ...

Historic Spey Phantom saved

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

Kansan for Germany

A very unusual spectacle at Turweston, as Beech AT-11 N15KK gets...

HangarTalk

Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s...

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“A damned interesting trip, but I wouldn’t want to do it again”

The verdict of one Lancaster pilot sums up Operation ‘Paravane’ well. In fact, September 1944’s strike on the German battleship Tirpitz, mounted from the USSR, did rather more damage than first thought — though Nos 9 and 617 Squadrons would have to attack it again

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Military

Six more US Special Ops MH-47Gs ordered

Boeing has been awarded a contract to supply an additional six MH-47G helicopters by US Special Operations Command.

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Kuwaiti H225M Caracal at Dubai Airshow

A nice surprise at the Dubai International Airshow, was the Kuwait Air Force H225M Caracal (608), the eighth of 24 for Kuwait on order

Slovenia to purchase a C-27J from Italy

A Government to Government (G2G) agreement was signed on November 17 between Slovenia and Italy which will see Slovenia procure a Leonardo Company C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft from Italy

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Commercial

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De Havilland Order for TAAG

SIX DASH 8-400 aircraft have been purchased by TAAG Angola Airlines....

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JetBlue Plans Longest Route

US CARRIER JetBlue has announced details for a new service linking...

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Final Next-Generation Jet Completed

JOE G WALKER Boeing has test-flown the very last 737-800 Next-Generation...

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MHI to Acquire CRJ Programme

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Bombardier have entered...

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MRO

The latest news from maintenance, repair and overhaul providers...

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Flight Simulation

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Controls for military sims

COMMS Dear PC Pilot This is a plea for help, for which...

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Flight Sim Q&A

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

DCS: AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL

RAZBAM has announced that its DCS: AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL is now available as an open beta.

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

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."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

Hill AFB Warriors over the Wasatch Air Show

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Hill AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Airshow