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Historic

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Battle of Britain at 80: Pick Your Battle

The Battle of Britain that ended up being fought bore little relation...

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Battle of Britain at 80: Flying Hurricane R4118

When James Brown bought Hurricane I R4118, being to fly this Battle of Britain combat veteran himself was a well-formed plan, but still a long way off. Now, he’s doing just that. This is the story of how he’s gone about it

Fast, futuristic and very expensive: the XB-70 Valkyrie

Watch rare footage of the only XB-70 Valkyrie in existence – still the heaviest aircraft ever made to reach Mach 3

Decommissioned RAF bases: photographer captures the remains of RAF bases that have been left in the past

A photographer has travelled to the sites of old RAF bases, hoping to capture their intriguing histories from behind the camera

Historic Aviation Quiz

Take this week's Historic Aviation quiz to test your knowledge!

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Military

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Regal manner: Development of the King Air ISR platform

The versatile King Air has become popular as an intelligence and reconnaissance platform and is widely operated by forces around the world for this and a variety of other roles, proving that you do not have to reinvent the wheel when seeking to develop niche military capabilities

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Lockheed Martin pulls plug on Aerojet Rocketdyne buy

US aerospace and defence prime Lockheed Martin has terminated its agreement to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc for $4.4bn

Boeing awarded Thai Army AH-6 order

Boeing has been awarded a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to provide AH-6 helicopters to the Royal Thai Army. The $103,774,884 deal was awarded by US Army Contracting Command on February 18

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Commercial

Surfing the Air Waves

Pilots flying the Airbus Perlan II see the curvature of the Earth from their cockpit...

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Jewel in Singapore’s Crown

Designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, Changi Airport’s latest arrival...

Rotors over the Kruger

With just four full-time helicopter pilots, the South African National Parks Air Wing punches above its weight...

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The Runway by The Rock

Famed for its quirky configuration and demanding flight approach, Gibraltar Airport is widely regarded as one of Europe's most unusual airfields...

Fatigue: How Tired is too Tired?

One of the critical factors affecting safety in commercial aviation...

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Flight Simulation

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Big Tire Productions’ Carbon Cub EX

Cub on steroids.

Cityscape Honolulu for Prepar3D version 4

Orbx has released Cityscape Honolulu for Prepar3D version 4.

X-Plane 11.40 Public Beta released

NEWS Laminar Research (LR) has announced that X-Plane...

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