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HangarTalk

Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s...

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“A damned interesting trip, but I wouldn’t want to do it again”

The verdict of one Lancaster pilot sums up Operation ‘Paravane’ well. In fact, September 1944’s strike on the German battleship Tirpitz, mounted from the USSR, did rather more damage than first thought — though Nos 9 and 617 Squadrons would have to attack it again

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Fifty Years of the Biggles Biplane

Half a century ago, Charles Boddington took to the air from Sywell...

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

The SR53 was like no other aircraft ever built in the UK ...

HELICOPTER MUSEUM EXPANSION GATHERS PACE

The nearly complete, smart new entrance building at The Helicopter...

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Military

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Serbia signs LoI with Spain for Airbus C295 order

A Letter of Intent (LoI) was signed in Madrid on November 4 between the MOD of both Serbia and Spain regarding the procurement of two Airbus C295 transport aircraft

British F-35B crashes in the Mediterranean

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed that a Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter, assigned to No 617 Squadron ‘The Dambusters’ aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) has crashed into the Mediterranean Sea

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L-15A Falcons return to DAS with upgraded training systems

Having made its debut at Dubai Airshow in 2009, the Hongdu L-15A Falcon has returned not just to portray its flying capabilities but a new ground-based training set-up

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Commercial

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Life with the World’s Favourite Airline

Bob O’Brien recounts some of his fond memories from more than 40 years of flying with the company we know today as British Airways.

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...

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! HINTS...

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Reality Check

From simulation to real world flying?An interview special In...

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Cockpit building

The Radio Management Panel - on the home straight… HARDWARE...

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Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

Hill AFB Warriors over the Wasatch Air Show

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Hill AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

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