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Historic

New York Concorde on the move — but where to?

USS Intrepid museum exhibit leaves by barge for refurbishment

More Saab SK 60s for Swedish historic flight

Three examples of jet trainer set to fly on after service retirement

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When did a Me 262 last take to British skies?

The visit to the UK by the Flugmuseum Messerschmitt’s magnificent Me 262 reproduction conjured thoughts of the last time an example of the revolutionary German jet flew from British soil

Bruntingthorpe gears up for another Cold War Jets Open Day

Following the success of their April event, the Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets Museum in Leicestershire is to host another special day in September

OFMC Spitfire marks 80th anniversary at Duxford

The legendary Old Flying Machine Company Spitfire Mk.IX has reached a landmark ‘birthday’

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Military

Japanese F-35As mark first overseas deployment for Australian exercise

Four F-35A Lightning IIs from the 3rd Air Wing departed Misawa Air Base – the unit’s home base – for Australia on August 25 to participate in the two-week Exercise Bushido Guardian 2023, marking the first overseas deployment for the type in operational Japan Air Self-Defense Force service

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How was a Russian Mi-8 Hip pilot able to defect to Ukraine?

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine has published new details regarding the daring operation that was carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces Mi-8AMTSh Hip tactical transport helicopter pilot, who defected to Ukraine last month

Germany deploys EF-2000s to Iceland for Rapid Viking 2023

The German Air Force has deployed six Eurofighter EF-2000s and 30 personnel from Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 73 (TaktLwG 73; Tactical Air Force Wing 73) ‘Steinhoff’ to Iceland as part of Exercise Rapid Viking 2023

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Commercial

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Classic airliners in colour: Tokyo Haneda in the 1960-70s

Almost half a century after rival hub Narita's controversial opening, Tokyo’s downtown airport – Haneda – remains popular with both passengers and airlines. Bob O’Brien shares images from a time when the Japanese giant was Tokyo’s sole gateway

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Airside tours at Hamburg Airport: Planespotting without fences

The very nature of aviation photography means contending with perimeter fences, however, Hamburg Airport is a little different – it offers airside tours, as Dirk Grothe discovers

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Monarch Airlines relaunch: fleet, launch date and USP details revealed

Key.Aero reveals further details about the proposed relaunch of Monarch Airlines including fleet strategy, launch date and USP.

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Flight Simulation

Egypt Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Scenery developer FLYNDRIVE4D has announced Egypt Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 takes flight in MSFS

Aircraft developer Sim Skunk Works has released the SIAI-Marchetti for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Exploring Jeppeson 2001’s Niagara Falls City Pack

Designed by Jepperson 2001, Niagara Falls City Pack covers the major areas around Niagara Falls. It also includes a whole raft of new content to enhance your flight simulation experience. We take a closer look.

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Midland Air Museum (Coventry) Aviation Fair

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Baginton, United Kingdom

Aircraft enthusiasts fair

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

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."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Join us on Saturday 14 October for an extra special Duxford Flying Finale. The final event in our special flying season takes place on the same day that the first Duxford Air Show took place 50 years ago."

Dubai Airshow

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, United Arab Emirates

International aerospace airshow