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Historic

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Living the dream

José M Ramos profiles the Florida-based air racer and warbird pilot Thom Richard...

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Restoration scene: Hawker duo

When FlyPast last visited the Cambridge Bomber and Fighter Society’s...

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Uncommon bravery

The most famous Victoria Cross awarded to a member of the RAF...

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Glory Days: Inter-war pioneers

Rob Glover presents photos of aircraft taken in 1938 at London’s Croydon Airport...

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Above it all - Boeing’s 307 Stratoliner

Boeing’s 307 Stratoliner was the first commercial airliner capable of cruising above stormy, stomach-churning weather. Kathleen Hanser relates the story of this groundbreaking aircraft

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Behind-the-scenes with the RNLAF's 298 Squadron and its new CH-47F fleet

We recently visited the Royal Netherlands Air Force's No 298 Squadron at Gilze-Rijen Air Base to see how the air arm's new CH-47F Chinook fleet is gaining more traction with the Defence Helicopter Command

Russia’s first new production Tu-160M takes flight

Russia’s first newly manufactured Tupolev Tu-160M strategic missile carrier aircraft completed its maiden flight from the Kazan Aviation Plant at Borisoglebskoye Airfield in Tatarstan on January 12

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Inside the French Air and Space Force's latest Rafale squadron

Escadron de Chasse 3/30 ‘Lorraine’ boasts a long and glorious history, but it is also the latest fighter squadron in the French Air and Space Force to adopt the Dassault Rafale, as we explain

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Commercial

Six foot’s club med tour

Babak Taghvaee provides insight to the UK’s first overseas...

Germany’s international helicopter flight school

Ludo Mennes and Frank Visser report for AIR International from...

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Aer Lingus Receives First A321LR

CIVIL NEWS Aer Lingus has recently taken delivery of...

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Lion Air A330neo Roars Into Service

Lion Air A330-900 on its delivery flight. This is the first of...

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KAI’s Light Armed Helicopter Takes Flight

KAI’s Light Armed Helicopter few for the first time on July...

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Flight Simulation

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Aerosoft’s A318/A319 Professional

A new Airbus for Prepar3D

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Challenging Airports - Bolzano, Italy (LIPB)

Challenging Airports - Bolzano, Italy (LIPB)

PMDG 747-8 released

The PMDG 747-8 Queen of the Skies II Expansion Pack for FSX and...

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Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

Hill AFB Warriors over the Wasatch Air Show

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Hill AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

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