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Historic

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How de Havilland survived after Comet crashes

After two Comet jetliners plunged into the Mediterranean Sea in 1954, doubts were cast over the survival of de Havilland. This article looks at the manufacturer, its aircraft and Ken Ellis explains how the company came back from the brink

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Battle of Britain at 80: Luck of the Irish

Shot down four times, walking away from a failed parachute and now telling the tale...

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FlyPast Classics: Griffon-engined Seafires

Marrying the Rolls-Royce Griffon powerplant with the already successful Merlin-engined Supermarine Seafire...

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A Family Affair...

Assistant editor Jamie Ewan visited The B-17 Cockpit Project’s...

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LEATHERNECK SPOTTER

When Thomas Kattinger asked for his venerable Piper L-4 Cub to be restored in blue...

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Military

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Russia “frustrated” at lack of war progress

Frustrated at the way its invasion of Ukraine has gone in the month since it began, Russia looks to have changed tactics to concentrate on its extensive stand-off missile capabilities

USAF F-22A suffers landing mishap at Eglin AFB

A Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor assigned to the USAF’s 325th Fighter Wing (FW) has been damaged after the fifth-generation air superiority stealth fighter suffered a mishap upon landing at Eglin AFB, Florida, on March 22

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Irish Air Corps’ commander on centenary and force’s future

As the Irish Air Corps celebrates its centenary, Chris Croot spoke to Brigadier General Rory O’Connor, General Officer Commanding of the organisation for his thoughts on the milestone and what the future may hold for the force

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Commercial

3D Printing Milestone for Pratt & Whitney

In what is being described as a first for the commercial MRO sector, Pratt & Whitney (P&W) has revealed the “industrialisation” of 3D printing for its aircraft engine components.

Boeing Publishes Southeast Asia Prospects

While the 2020 Singapore Airshow is unlikely to offer anything close to the blockbuster orders of years gone by, one of the biggest names in the business remains upbeat about the region’s longer-term prospects.

Korean Air Consolidates P&W Relationship

Korean Air has selected the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G to power its upcoming fleet of Airbus A321neos.

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Bringing flair to the Aer

Aer Lingus has unveiled the first revamp to its crew uniform...

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The Skye’s the Limit

Tony Mallett goes airside at Heathrow to spend a busy morning with Skye Hester...

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Flight Simulation

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Just Flight’s PA-38 Tomahawk

Just Flight have faithfully recreated the Piper PA-38 Tomahawk for their simulation platform.

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Eagle Dynamics’ DCS: Fw 190A-8

Butcher Bird

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Dreamliner Flight Adventure

This Flight Adventure takes a close look at an aircraft that, despite being a relative newcomer to commercial aviation, continues to set records for innovation and longhaul flying – the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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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."

CANCELLED - Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

CANCELLED - The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

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."

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow