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Historic

Hurricane made for two

In the UK warbird world, two things have happened in parallel: the renaissance of the Hawker Hurricane, and the boom in customer rides. It was inevitable that, someday, a project would bring the two together. At its Elmsett base in rural Suffolk, Hawker Restorations is doing just that

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JOHN SESSIONS

Aeroplane meets... John Sessions

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FLIGHTS, CAMERAS… ACTION!

In next month’s A salute to film flying down the ages...

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BEDSTEAD IN THE BOXING RING

FLYING BEDSTEAD A very versatile aviator from his time as...

Silver Star flies in France

Resplendent in its polished-metal Armée de l’Air finish, Top...

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Military

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Norway to retire F-16 fleet by year end

The Royal Norwegian Air Force will retire its fleet of F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons by the end of the year leaving the service reliant on its new F-35A stealth fighter for all fixed-wing combat duties from 2022 onwards

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First two Kuwaiti Eurofighters take flight

The first pair of two-seat Eurofighter Typhoons destined for the Kuwait Air Force completed their long awaited maiden flights from Leonardo’s Torino-Caselle Nord facility, near Turin in northern Italy, during the afternoon of October 15

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Inside Bulgaria's growingly obsolescent Air Defence force

We look at the slow and often painful transformation of the Bulgarian Air Force’s air defence assets, while revealing humble plans to field Western-made hardware in the foreseeable future

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Commercial

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Wise Guy Back in Business

The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG)...

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Bell 429s Withdrawn by RAN

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has retired its Bell 429 GlobalRangers...

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Concorde Droop Nose Reactivated

Concorde G-BOAF salutes HRH Princess Anne and guests by lowering...

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Airport Movements

AIRPORT MOVEMENTS A round-up of notable aircraft visiting...

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The Kiwi Anson

The only Avro Anson Mk.I flying anywhere in the world is based...

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Sim Q&A

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

DCS: AJS-37 Viggen – ‘Early Access’ release!

The juggernaut that is DCS continues to roll with yet another...

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ALABEO C441 Conquest

Chris Frishmuth takes a trip down memory lane…

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NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."