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Historic

VIDEO: Blackbird pilot recalls most memorable mission

Colonel Richard Graham (ret’d) was an SR-71 Blackbird pilot, Squadron Commander and Wing Commander. Watch as he recalls one particular flight out of RAF Mildenhall…

Historic Aviation Quiz

Can you identify the tail sections of these historic aircraft?

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Read a Meteor flight test from 1951

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and saw action during World War Two. The design was developed, including the F.8 variant which was flight tested by The Aeroplane 70 years ago…

One kill away from ace status… but up against 50 MiGs

"That was my bag for the day, and it made me feel pretty good to know that I was the first jet ace in the history of aerial warfare”

Win a Tiger Moth flight scholarship!

Young people with a proven passion for aviation have the chance to learn to fly in a historic de Havilland Tiger Moth...

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Military

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AirForces Monthly August 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Red Flag-Alaska 22: The Pilot's Perspective

Combat Aircraft Journal visits Eielson AFB to speak to the airmen involved in the first Red Flag-Alaska of 2022

Gripen C/D and F-16V shortlisted in Philippine fighter procurement project

The Philippine Air Force revealed on July 5 that it has shortlisted the Lockheed Martin F-16V Block 50/52 Fighting Falcon and Saab JAS 39C/D+ Gripen for its Multi-Role Fighter (MRF) procurement project, adding that it is in the process of choosing between the two

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Commercial

You won't believe what the Dreamliner could’ve been called

The Boeing 787 has been in commercial service for nearly a decade now, but where did its name come from and what else could it have been called?

Airliner World: MRO Transatlantic 2020 – Special Supplement

This year has proved to be a turbulent one for many in the aviation sector. Amid the uncertainty, we are delighted to be able to present to you a special supplement for a very special event.

CONFIRMED: Negus BA 747 to be preserved at Kemble

A second jumbo operated by the Heathrow-based carrier is saved from the scrapheap

Commercial Aviation General Knowledge Quiz - Part 2

Back by popular demand - here's this week's Commercial Aviation-themed general knowledge quiz! How much of an #avgeek are you?

The 16 airlines that cancelled Concorde orders

Famously, only two airlines ever operated the supersonic airliner. But as Key.Aero details, 16 other carriers made non-binding agreements and eventually backed out

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Flight Simulation

VSKYLABS C-47 Skytrain / DC-3 Upgraded

VSKYLABS has released version 3 of the C-47 Skytrain FLP Project.

TrueEarth EU Balearic Islands for X-Plane Released

Orbx has announced TrueEarth EU Balearic Islands for X-Plane 11 is out.

Announcing the next TrueEarth region - Balearic Islands

Orbx has announced its next TrueEarth region for X-Plane - the Balearic Islands on the archipelago off eastern Spain.

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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."

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

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."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."