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Historic

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Ready to scramble...

Former RAF navigator Rod Hawkins shares stories...

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High-powered learning

A new venture based at White Waltham airfield now offers Harvard pilot training...

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Above and Beyond: Ian MacLennan

Ian MacLennan was in the thick of the aerial fighting over Malta...

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Mitchell's fighting icon

The legendary Supermarine Spitfire is forever associated with its exploits during the Battle of Britain...

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Close support specialists

Ian Baxter examines the crucial role played by the Ju 87s...

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Military

DARPA targets AI assistant for US rotary pilots

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance programme to develop a prototype artificial intelligence assistant

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The history of the Chengdu F-7N in Iranian service

We explore the history of the Chengdu F-7N in Iranian service and the current modernization project for the country’s FT-7N combat trainer

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Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Critical times for NATO

With Russia looking at a possible invasion of Ukraine, Alan Warnes considers Russia’s actions, the Belarus connection and NATO’s options

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Commercial

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Vistara Chooses Changi

THE JOINT venture airline between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines,...

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Panamanian Perfection

The Central American nation of Panama has been experiencing an...

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Carlisle: Gateway to the Lakes

On July 4, 2019, after a gap of 26 years, commercial airline...

Made in England: Tempest

In the final part of a two-part feature dedicated to the UK Tempest...

IDAG orders three MD 350F helicopters

IDAG orders three MD 350F helicopters The three new MD530Fs...

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Flight Simulation

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Carenado’s F33A Bonanza

Something of a ‘Bonanza’ from Carenado

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Wings Over Flanders Fields

Part 2 – Pilot career, graphics, aircraft and artificial intelligence...

NS 430 GPS Added to DCS

Eagle Dynamics has announced that the NS 430 GPS navigation and...

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Upcoming Events

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."

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 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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

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."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."