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Meeting Aérien ‘Le Temps des Hélices’ 8-9 JUNE Dassaults...

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RACE FOR THE SKY LICE

AEROPLANE Archive Ben Dunnell explores The Aeroplane’s...

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Drag Act

In the pursuit of drag reduction through boundary layer control, a Meteor III fitted with a special wing showed the technique’s limitations in the early post-war years — and almost caused ‘Winkle’ Brown to bail out…

Spraying C-47 back to stock

Having forsaken its bright red and black colour scheme, C-47...

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The airframe that will form the basis of Hawker Restorations’...

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Military

Japanese military pilots to be trained in Italy

In addition to Qatar and Germany, Japan has now agreed to send its military pilots to the Italian Air Force’s and Leonardo’s International Flight Training School (IFTS) for operational training

RAF A400M is air-to-air refuelled for the first time

A RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1, serial ‘ZM406’, has been refuelled whilst airborne for the first time. This milestone was achieved during recent trials conducted by 206 Squadron. The squadron is the test and evaluation squadron for heavy aircraft of the UK defence stationed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxford

Eielson AFB F-35s take part in air-to-air weapons evaluation

The 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) made history as the first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II squadron in the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) to take part in an air-to-air weapons evaluation

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Commercial

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Brussels Airlines Meets Bruegel

Brussels Airlines Airbus A320, OO-SNE, wearing the special livery...

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Aggressor F-35As

The 65th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) is being re-established with...

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IN BRIEF

Afghanistan is to receive four HINDS donated by India. The first...

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Round-the-World DC-3 Finds New Home in Turkey

Geneva-based Douglas DC-3A HB-IRJ arrived at its new home at...

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Register Review

REGISTER REVIEW BY STUART MCDIARMID The latest changes on...

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Flight Simulation

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Bhutan Flight Adventure

Bhutan Flight Adventure - The happiest place on Earth!

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FlyJSim BOEING 727 SERIES V2

The Boeing Whisperjet

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Challenging Airports - Skiathos (LGSK)

Over the span of our Challenging Airports series, often the airports we’ve looked at are carved out of difficult terrain to allow access to popular tourist destinations. Such is the case with the beautiful Greek isle of Skiathos.

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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."

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".