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Historic

NEWS IN BRIEF

Former Belgian Air Force Stampe SV-4B V-27/D-EIHD arrives home

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Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view of aviation history

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“I am awaiting the final order”

Words from a kamikaze pilot who met his death in June 1945 are among the powerful, and sobering, exhibits in two museums dedicated to the Japanese suicide missions

Corrigan’s Robin emerges at Planes of Fame

The totally original fuselage of ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan’s...

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The whole 9 yards

PILOT REPORT DH9 flight-testing

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Military

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Swiss Hornets practise low-level flying during Yorknite 2021

For the third year running, RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire is hosting the Swiss Air Force and its Exercise Yorknite, which (as its title suggests) is predominantly for night flying training.

RAF Chinook and Puma mark 90 years of joint service

A joint flight with both specially painted Chinook HC.6 (ZD984) and Puma HC.2 (XW224) helicopters took place on November 25 to celebrate the combined 90 years of service between the aircraft

Video shows moment British F-35B crashes during take-off

An extraordinary video which appears to show a British Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II crashing into the Mediterranean during take-off, has been circulating on social media

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Commercial

Mitsubishi to acquire CRJ

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has added to its aircraft portfolio...

Philippine Navy Wildcats

The Philippine Navy commissioned its two Leonardo AW159 Wildcat...

TigerShark tests at Edwards

The TigerShark Block 3 XP system that will be used in the forthcoming...

747-8

COMMERCIAL HEAVIES: BOEING 747-8 How long will the ‘Queen...

Ansat air ambulance

RUSSIAN HELICOPTERS announced at the Paris Air Show on June 18,...

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! HINTS...

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Aerosoft Gibraltar professional

The Gateway to the Mediterranean

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Olympic Air Virtual

Representing Greece’s most famous airline VIRTUAL AIRLINES...

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Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

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."

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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 Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."