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Historic

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IWM Duxford, 4-5 June

VIEW FROM THE GROUND… Blue Skies Air’s 1937-vintage DC-3A...

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

Three different companies demonstrated three different design...

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”LIGHTNING FORMATION, FOUR AIRCRAFT, RUNNING IN…”

THUNDER CITY LIGHTNINGS It isn’t just the aeronautical industry...

Canadian ‘Stringbag’ for the UK

Pictured at Oshkosh in July 2011, on one of its last flying appearances...

NEWS IN BRIEF

MORE HELOS FOR MORAYVIA Two contrasting ex-UK military helicopters...

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Military

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M28 Special Operations Multi-Role Aircraft unveiled

PZL Mielec and Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) unveiled the first prototype of its newest M28 Special Operations Multi-Role Aircraft (SOMA), also known as the MC-145B Coyote on October 26

Seymour Johnson F-15s head to Romania and Bulgaria

USAF Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrived at Borcea Air Base, Romania, and Graf Ignatievo AB in Bulgaria on October 18, all in support of operation Castle Forge

Norwegian Air Force F-35As carry out first live Intercept

Fourth and fifth generation aircraft of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) intercepted a large group of Russian aircraft on October 27. This was the first ever live intercept carried out by RNoAF F-35As in their own airspace

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Commercial

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Penultimate Prowler Joins Texas Collection

Grumman EA-6B Prowler 162228 arrived at the Frontiers of Flight...

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Cry Havoc! Let Slip the F-117s to the Netherlands

TALES FROM THE LOGBOOK… Coronet Havoc was the first o_ cial...

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Air Base Movements

AIR BASE MOVEMENTS FROM MAR A selection of the most interesting...

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ANA Receives Second A380

CIVIL NEWS ANA has painted Airbus A380, JA382A, in a...

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VTOL Bizjet Project Launched

South African company Pegasus Universal Aerospace launched its...

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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: Spitfire LF Mk. IX

Eagle Dynamics has announced that DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX is available...

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Flight Sim Labs A320-X

The A320 is an incredibly complex aircraft and to try to replicate that inside FSX is insanely difficult. Working backwards to produce a flyable aircraft is rather like herding cats – potentially fantastic, but probably a bit fruitless. Flight Sim Labs however like fruitless. The question is, how good is its A320?

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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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, 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."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."