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Historic

Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

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Seafires on ‘Dragoon’

By comparison with D-Day, Operation ‘Dragoon’, August 1944’s...

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FLIGHT TESTING

The SR53 test effort exploited the type’s flight envelope fully...

‘Lanc’ and ‘Mossie’ taxi together

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s annual East Kirkby...

TRIALS METEOR COMPLETED

Meteor NF11 WD686 outside one of the 100-year-old Belfast truss...

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Military

RAF refuels Qatari Rafales for the first time

The Qatari Emiri Air Force's (QEAF) Dassault Rafales have conducted air-to-air refuelling (AAR) missions with a RAF Voyager KC2 Tanker for the first time during week-long Exercise Galway in Qatar

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 70

Welcome to the 70th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Exclusive video of B-1B airborne refuelling mission

Go behind the scenes with Key.Aero to RAF Mildenhall and onboard a 100ARW KC-135 performing an air-to-air refuelling mission in support of the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron carrying out a Bomber Task Force Europe mission from RAF Fairford.

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Commercial

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First A350 XWBs for British Airways and Air France

The first A350 XWBs for British Airways (BA) and Air France have...

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Split Scimitar Winglets in Ukraine

(Photo AirTeamImages.com/Oleg Belyakov) SKYUP AIRLINES has...

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Etihad A350 in Hamburg

AIRTEAMIMAGES.COM/DIRK GROTHE Another Airbus A350-1000 destined...

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Air Antilles orders two DHC-6-400 Twin Otters

Air Antilles has ordered two DHC-6-400 Twin Otters, making it...

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Cebu Pacific fleet renewal programme

Filipino low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific is continuing its fleet...

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Flight Simulation

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Curtiss P-40F Warhawk

Flight Sim World gets a new fighter and developer BlueSky...

Battle of Bodenplatte and Flying Circus

The producer of IL-2 Sturmovik, Jason Williams, has revealed...

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Orbx Simulation's Bilbao (LEBB)

La Paloma (‘The Dove’)

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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