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V-Bomber Exercise Report from 1961 Feature Premium

V-Bomber Exercise Report from 1961

A fascinating insight into the testing of the capabilities of Bomber Command and Fighter Command during war games.

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Phantom at Scampton

FlyPost Phantom XT596 at Scampton in 1985. It’s now...

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Dutch museum set to restore unique Catalina

The sole remaining Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina to have served...

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Wild Horse Salute

Living History AUSTRALIAN MUSTANG AND SABREWarbird virtuoso,...

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Military

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First ex Belgian Hercules for Pakistan flies at Melsbroek

The first ex Belgian Air Force C-130H Hercules flew on July 25 in its new scheme of the Pakistan Air Force. CH-12 (c/n 4483), now carrying its construction number as a serial, made its first post-overhaul flight

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An in-depth look at military aircraft countermeasures

Military aircraft are facing heightened levels of danger as the proliferation of anti-air systems gathers pace. Tim Fish reports on the countermeasures put in place by manufacturers

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Inside Dutch C-130 operations in Mali

From September 2021 to May 2022, the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s legacy Hercules fleet supported the UN in Mali. Frank Visser spoke with the unit’s commander about this short-lived mission and its successes

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Commercial

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Tri-jet hunting down under

Nigel Pittaway shares some of his striking images of Boeing 727s...

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Indian upstarts in Heathrow debut

Gone are the days when slots at London’s premier gateway were the reserve of flag carriers...

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ATL90 Accountant: Counting the cost

Post-war, aircraft manufacturers wanted to reflect the excitement of flying in the names of their latest creations. In building its first airliner, Southend’s Aviation Traders took a left field approach, christening it the ATL90 Accountant as it was intended to keep an airline’s finance department happy and its books in the black. Unfortunately for Freddie Laker, it put its manufacturer in the red, as Stephen Skinner details

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Remembering the reliable TriStar

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar...

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Trump’s Trijet Takeover

Casinos, aftershave and even steak – Donald Trump has tried his hand at a variety of businesses...

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Flight Simulation

New Dreamliner for X-Plane Incoming

FlightFactor has revealed it is working on the 787 Dreamliner for X-Plane.

Trondheim for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aerosoft has announced Airport Trondheim-Værnes is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

X-Plane 11.50 Officially Released

Laminar Research has officially released X-Plane 11.50, introducing the Vulkan and Metal rendering engine to the platform.

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Upcoming Events

Royal Canadian Air Force - Cold Lake Air Show

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Cold Lake, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

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."

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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Anchorage, United States

US military airshow

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow