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Historic

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Royal opening for Army Flying Museum

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Sopwith Pup N5195 on...

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PACIFIC FIGHTER

WORLD WAR TWO ‘KIWI’ FIGHTER PILOT GUY NEWTON AND HIS...

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Dutch Catalina departs for new US home

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Consolidated PBY-5A...

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Mall Galleries to host aviation art exhibition

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE ’Coastal Command Hudson’...

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Engine installed on New Zealand Avenger project

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Grumman Avenger TBF-1C...

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Military

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Norway to retire F-16 fleet by year end

The Royal Norwegian Air Force will retire its fleet of F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons by the end of the year leaving the service reliant on its new F-35A stealth fighter for all fixed-wing combat duties from 2022 onwards

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First two Kuwaiti Eurofighters take flight

The first pair of two-seat Eurofighter Typhoons destined for the Kuwait Air Force completed their long awaited maiden flights from Leonardo’s Torino-Caselle Nord facility, near Turin in northern Italy, during the afternoon of October 15

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Inside Bulgaria's growingly obsolescent Air Defence force

We look at the slow and often painful transformation of the Bulgarian Air Force’s air defence assets, while revealing humble plans to field Western-made hardware in the foreseeable future

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Commercial

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Retro Livery? Something Like DAT

NOT TO be outdone by British Airways and Garuda Indonesia, each...

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Turkmenistan Eyes European Return

CIS TURKMENISTAN AIRLINES was expected to restart European...

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Yorkshire Debut for Nouvelair

TUNISIAN LEISURE carrier Nouvelair Tunisie has launched a new...

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First Japan Airlines A350 Takes to the Skies

Asia/Pacific THE FIRST A350-900 XWB for Japan Airlines...

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737 MAX Software Update Completed

Boeing has completed the development of updated Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) software for the 737 MAX.

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Flight Simulation

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Challenging Airports - Skiathos (LGSK)

Over the span of our Challenging Airports series, often the airports we’ve looked at are carved out of difficult terrain to allow access to popular tourist destinations. Such is the case with the beautiful Greek isle of Skiathos.

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Flight Sim Q&A

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DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX

Eagle Dynamics has announced that DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX is available...

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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."