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Historic

First Hawk arrives at Old Sarum

Forty years after its first flight, Hawk XX154 settles into its...

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TUPOLEV Tu-134

Given the NATO reporting name ‘Crusty’, the twin-jet Tu-134...

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Ultimate Thrill

Four of the UK’s finest warbirds, four highly accomplished...

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P163: MACH 2 RESEARCH AIRCRAFT

DATAFILE Saunders-Roe produced several further mixed-power proposals...

Peruvian NA-50 to fly for bicentennial

At Las Palmas Air Base, just south of Lima, Peru, the world’s...

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Military

Lockheed Martin awarded $10.8bn F-22 contract

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $10,8bn indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract on November 5 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre for Advanced Raptor Enhancement and Sustainment (ARES) for the F-22 Programme Office

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Incredible C-130J image among winners of 2021 RAF photo competition

After receiving nearly 1,500 submissions, judges of the 2021 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition have chosen their winners.

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Lockheed RB-69A: the spy plane the CIA used over China

The little-known RB-69A was used by the CIA and Republic of China Air Force to mount covert overflights across mainland China. Dr Kevin Wright explores the career of the USAF type that never was

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Commercial

Sweden to increase defence spending

Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultquist told journalists in...

Saab offers Finland two GlobalEyes

Saab’s offer to Finland for its HX Fighter Programme includes...

Lightning Dawn

Ian Harding visited RAF Marham to watch UK F-35Bs take offon...

Croatia begins Kiowa Warrior training

The Croatia Republic Ministry of Defence announced that the second...

IN BRIEF

De Havilland name returns Early June saw Bombardier complete...

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Flight Simulation

Flight Sim World Update

Dovetail Games has been busy over the past few months releasing...

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VFlyteAir Piper PA30 Twin Comanche

VFlyteAir Piper PA30 A classic aircraft for X-Plane 11 ...

Navigraph Adds Support for the QW 787

Following the release of the latest AIRAC 1711 cycle, Navigraph has announced it now supports the QualityWings Ultimate 787 Collection

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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 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."

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."

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".

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."