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Rumble in the Jungle

Waging a hard-fought guerrilla war in its African colonies, Portugal faced a gap in combat aircraft capability ...

Spitfire import for Biggin Hill

The former Irish Air Corps Supermarine Spitfire IXT TE308/IAC 163 is to be restored at Biggin Hill

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Hangar Talk

Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s Light Aircraft Association

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AEROPLANE meets ROB MILLINSHIP

From early days as aeromodeller, private pilot and Pitts homebuilder, this vintage aircraft aficionado has become one of Shuttleworth’s most versatile flyers

Hunter F1 moves to Montrose

Hawker Hunter F1 WT619 arrives at the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

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Military

First Spanish Air Force A330-200 is delivered

The first of three Airbus A330-200 (local Spanish designation T-24) aircraft ordered by the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force) was delivered on November 30

Poland takes over Air Policing in Lithuania

Poland has taken over responsibility for NATO's Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission from Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania

RNLAF F-16s travel to Italy for training exercise

Between November 12-26 the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)/Royal Netherlands Air force (RNLAF) sent multiple F-16AM (MLU) Fighting Falcons over to Gioia del Colle Air Base, Italy, for Exercise Gioia Falcon

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Commercial

New Zealand releases DCP

NEW ZEALAND THE NEW Zealand government released its...

Falcons in splinters

MILITARY 18th AGGRESSOR SQUADRON Mark Ayton spent a day with...

Gulfstream certification milestones

GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE Corporation announced on June 28, 2019,...

Supersonic hopes

CONCORDE REMAINS the most vivid symbol of technical progress...

PC-24 on the grass at Goodwood

Pilatus PC-24 HB-VSA at Goodwood following its arrival. Pilatus...

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Flight Simulation

Warrior II for X-Plane 11

Just Flight has informed us that its in-house development team has produced a new Warrior II for X-Plane 11.

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Aerosoft's Mega Airport London Heathrow professional

Europe’s Busiest Airport SCENERY ADD-ON FOR PREPAR3D V.4...

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Back to Basics: Stage 1 – Lesson 9

When things don’t go to plan...

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

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."

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.