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Historic

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Big Cat Progression

Development of the Cougar Grumman’s swept-wing F9F Cougar...

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Lightning begins fast taxi trials in US

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Members of the AALO...

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Owner sought for unrestored Hawker Fury

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE An opportunity has...

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Belgian group working on ‘Catch-22’ Mitchell

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE An image from ‘Catch-22’...

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A drive in… Northants

AIRFIELDS Ken Ellis drops in on aeronautical sites in the...

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Military

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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

RAF Typhoons prove ACE concept capability during Op Shader

Eurofighter Typhoon FRG4s from the 903 Expeditionary Air Wing at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, have forward deployed to an undisclosed location in the Middle East for Operation Blue Dragon

Australian MH-60R crash leads to fleet-wide grounding

An MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime helicopter belonging to the Royal Australian Navy crashed into the Philippine Sea during routine night flying operations on October 14, leading to a fleet-wide grounding of the remaining examples in Australian service

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Commercial

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Heathrow Boost for Etihad

ETIHAD AIRWAYS has increased the frequency of its Abu Dhabi to...

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In brief

The Falkland Islands Government Aviation Service (FIGAS) has...

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In brief

AviaAM Financial Leasing China – the joint venture between...

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Transatlantic Transformation

In the Spotlight With fierce competition among carriers likely...

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1,000th Falcon Academy Graduate

Aviation Training The latest training aids available for...

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Flight Simulation

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Worldflight 2016

Team Jet Sim took on a challenge to virtually circumnavigate the globe in a full-sized Boeing 737-800 simulator in seven days

Gazelle out now!

For helicopter fans out there, MP Design Studio has released the Aerospatiale Gazelle SA342 for FSX and Prepar3D.

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sim-wings MALAGA X

The long-awaited rendition of Malaga Airport

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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."