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Even in the final days of World War One on the Western Front,...

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Warbird pilot Dave Ratcliffe on getting to grips with the Buchón...

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IWM Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

Events Eighteen Spitfires in one formation: a new modernday...

Albatros arrives at Old Warden

News The spectacular Edelweiss insignia that the bespectacled...

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A ‘Eureka moment’ on the part of Freddie Laker created a...


Peter Jinks, a Swordfish telegraphist air gunner on HMS Archer,...

Nanton expansion

Lancaster X FM159 with its newly installed replica Upkeep bomb...

P-39 almost ready

The team at Pioneer Aero putting the finishing touches to the...

Flight Line

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

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BOAC Comet: First Transatlantic commercial jet flight

“We have got the taps right open”. So read one of the radio messages passed from British Overseas Airways Corporation DH Comet 4 G-APDB to a sister aircraft as they made the first commercial jet flight across the Atlantic, between New York and London, 60 years ago — and injected new hope into the troubled Comet story

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How the UK scrambled to stand up Sea King AEW fleet after HMS Sheffield attack

The deadly Exocet attack on HMS Sheffield brought home the need to rapidly regenerate airborne early warning in the Royal Navy, which had disappeared with the Fairey Gannet. As the service’s last Westland Sea Kings are retired, we recall Project LAST — the programme that brought the helicopter into operation in this role

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The Victory Show

Events 31 AUG 2 SEPT Cosby’s crowning glory was surely...

Mosquito fires up

With East Kirkby’s chief engineer Keith Brenchley at the controls,...

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Pilatus Deliveries Continue (Photo Pilatus) LUXEMBOURG-BASED...

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Arabian Ambitions

Interview with a senior executive in the airline industry. ...

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

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News Review • Asia/Pacific

ANA’s First A380 Takes to the Sky (Photo Airbus) THE...

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Match Made in HEL

Driven by the ambitious growth strategy of incumbent flag carrier...

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Shining Bright in Sun Country

As the largest privately owned carrier in the United States, Sun Country Airlines is a survivor of corporate mega-mergers, two recessions and as many bankruptcies. Ralph Olson reflects on the fascinating history of ‘Minnesota’s hometown airline’.

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Regional Renaissance

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has refocused operations...

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News Review • Africa/Middle East

Air Peace Goes MAX (Photo Boeing) AIR PEACE has ordered...

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“Island in Sight: Straight in to Land”

On a moonless night in July 1950, a BOAC Argonaut suffered engine...

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Kosovo Flying in Europe’s Youngest Country

It has a modern airport and beautiful scenery to attract and...

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