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Historic

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100 years since first African-American Female Pilot

After learning to fly in France, Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman became a renowned stunt pilot at airshows across the United States

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Trophy WINNER

Ninety years ago, Britain clinched the prestigious Schneider Trophy at Calshot. Ken Ellis pays homage to a unique aeronautical time capsule

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Save The Skymaster aims to return historic aircraft to British skies

It came to Britain to star in Candy Bomber, a film that was never made, but now an ambitious project aims to return a historic Douglas C-54 Skymaster to British skies. Charles Woodley outlines the plans and details the machine’s remarkable career

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Pictures from France Field

In the late 1920s the small air service field adjacent to the Panama Canal hosted the likes of Charles Lindbergh and the Pan American Goodwill Flight. Bill Cahill shares pictures from the collection of CWO Lawrence Rush

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Fiddler on the Roof (of the world)

As the Tupolev Tu-128 ‘Fiddler’ celebrates 60 years, Sérgio Santana describes the type’s operation from a pilot’s perspective

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Military

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Ukraine-Russia War: Inside the Battle for Snake Island

The fierce fight for control of a tiny but strategic island in the Black Sea has become emblematic of the war in Ukraine, as AirForces Monthly explains

Brazil's first A330-243 inducted into operational service

A ceremony was held at Galeão Air Base, Rio de Janeiro, on July 26 to formally induct the first Airbus A330-243 into Brazilian Air Force service

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North Macedonia donates Su-25 ground attack jets to Ukraine

North Macedonia has donated its fleet of four Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot twin-engine ground attack/strike jets to Ukraine, according to local media reports on August 4

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Commercial

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Testing times

Gordon Smith catches up with Peter Foster, CEO of Air Astana...

Norwegian begins “reorganisation process” in Norway

The troubled airline makes another legal move in an attempt to safeguard is future

First 737 MAX delivery since grounding revealed

Breaking a 20-month hiatus, Boeing handed over its maiden MAX since the type’s grounding

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Which airlines are still using the Airbus A340?

Following last week’s news that SAS completed its accelerated retirement programme for its A340 fleet, Key.Aero investigates how many airlines continue to operate the quadjet

Emirates takes delivery of first A380 in 12 months

The Middle Eastern carrier has accepted its 116th superjumbo after a year of no deliveries

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Flight Simulation

Infinite Flight 20.2 Released

Infinite Flight has released version 20.2, the second major update of the year.

Helsinki for X-Plane Released

The latest destination to be released by JustSim is Helsinki-Vantaa Airport for X-Plane 11.

R44 Raven II for X-Plane Out Now

VSKYLABS has announced the Robinson R44 Raven II for X-Plane is released.

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Upcoming Events

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."