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How Lancasters sealed the fate of the Tirpitz

Massive resources were employed to destroy the 'Tirpitz'. After three raids dropping Tallboys, 9 Squadron was credited with delivering the mortal blow. Andy Thomas explains

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Royal Saudi Air Force English Electric Lightnings

Hugh Trevor chronicles Lightning operations in the Royal Saudi Air Force and spoke to a British pilot and an engineer that served with this air arm.

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Learning to fly the Lightning

Learning to fly the Mach 2 fighter fulfilled a boyhood dream for former RAF pilot Ian Black. He relates a wealth of vivid memories, coupled with a learning curve “as steep as Ben Nevis”, to Aviation News.

Sea King arrives at Stanley

Westland Sea King HAR3 XZ593made the 35-mile trip from RAF Mount...

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Q & A

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question? Our...

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Military

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RUSSIAN ‘FOXHOUNDS’ CAUSE ARCTIC CONCERNS

THE RUSSIAN TASS news agency has said that military exercises...

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US NAVY MULLS FUTURE FIGHTER CONCEPTS

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT LINE OF AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY ...

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A CLEAN SLATE

PAVING THE WAY FOR LIVE-VIRTUAL TRAINING BRINGING YOU...

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Commercial

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Atlas Force Increases

Deliveries of the Airbus A400M Atlas C1 to the RAF are picking...

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Great War VC Honoured

A life-size statue of Sgt Thomas Mottershead, the RFC pilot who...

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AIRPORT MOVEMENTS

A round-up of notable aircraft visiting UK airports. French...

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RETURN OF THE AVENGER

Avenger T1s at RNAS Culdrose are proving to be ideal ‘flying...

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Major Step Forward for Heathrow’s Third Runway

Plans for a new northwest runway at London’s Heathrow Airport...

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Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

Duxford Flying Evening

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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."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

Duxford Flying Finale

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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".