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Historic

Blackburn stripped down

The fuselageof the Blackburn TypeDin the OldWardenworkshopon21November,...

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Good Times over the Gulf Coast

‘Promoted’ to its current status four years ago, the Commemorative...

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Swiss Storch back in European skies

Fieseler Storch A-97 made its first postrestoration flight on...

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Gate guard Mirage returned to service colours

Dassault Mirage IIICJ C-715, currently on display as a ‘gate...

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Argentine gate guard restored for display

Morane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris ‘E-232’ on display in Argentina....

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Military

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The Arctic transporters

The 139th Airlift Squadron – part of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing – is probably the only flying unit that operates at opposite ends of the world.

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Task Group Black Cats commander

Then a major (maggiore), Stefano De Dionigi was in charge of the Black Cats

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Space: The next frontier

In summer 2019, the Ministry of Defence outlined an ambitious space programme...

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Commercial

Final Spartan arrives, Poseidon deploys and F-35 training receives a boost

To mark 75 years since the establishment of 35 Squadron, an anniversary...

Aging champs of air supremacy

David C Isby reviews the US Air Force fleet of McDonnell Douglas...

Cargo upswing

RECENT WEEKS have seen further developments in the passenger...

KC-46A delays continue

One Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker successfully refuelled another...

Small diameter bomb finishes developmental testing

Raytheon’s GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II)...

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Flight Simulation

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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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, 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."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."