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Historic

Swedish Junkers complete again

Now complete again at Arlanda, Junkers W 34 SE-BYA has a diff...

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Events

Meeting Aérien ‘Le Temps des Hélices’ 8-9 JUNE Dassaults...

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RACE FOR THE SKY LICE

AEROPLANE Archive Ben Dunnell explores The Aeroplane’s...

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Drag Act

In the pursuit of drag reduction through boundary layer control, a Meteor III fitted with a special wing showed the technique’s limitations in the early post-war years — and almost caused ‘Winkle’ Brown to bail out…

Spraying C-47 back to stock

Having forsaken its bright red and black colour scheme, C-47...

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Military

RAF A400M is air-to-air refuelled for the first time

A RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1, serial ‘ZM406’, has been refuelled whilst airborne for the first time. This milestone was achieved during recent trials conducted by 206 Squadron. The squadron is the test and evaluation squadron for heavy aircraft of the UK defence stationed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxford

Eielson AFB F-35s take part in air-to-air weapons evaluation

The 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) made history as the first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II squadron in the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) to take part in an air-to-air weapons evaluation

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New Malaysian Navy AW139s test flying

Two Leonardo AW139 maritime operations helicopters (MOH) destined for Tentaru Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM – Royal Malaysian Navy) service have recently been test flying in Italy while being prepared for delivery.

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Commercial

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Final BAC One-Eleven Withdrawn

BAC One-Eleven, N164W, was the last operational example of the...

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First A350 for JAL

JAL will take delivery of its first Airbus A350 later this summer....

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First Flight for Flaris LAR1

Another interesting attendee at AERO Friedrichshafen was the...

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Gunsmoke Reborn

The USAF has revived its famous Gunsmoke competition with the...

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DH.9 Flies at Duxford

De Havilland DH.9 E8894 flew at Duxford on May 13 after a 17-year...

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Flight Simulation

A new yoke is coming!

Snakebyte group has announced ‘Honeycomb Aeronautical’ -...

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AEROSOFT MENORCA X EVOLUTION

The island looks beautiful from altitude A return to...

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Wired2Fire SIM X-15

The Need for speed Wired2Fire has built the Sim X-15 to...

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Upcoming Events

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."

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.

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."