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Historic

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LIFE WITH A LEGEND

Recollections of Mosquito RR299 may fade, but are never totally forgotten.

NEWS IN BRIEF

Former Belgian Air Force Stampe SV-4B V-27/D-EIHD arrives home

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Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view of aviation history

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“I am awaiting the final order”

Words from a kamikaze pilot who met his death in June 1945 are among the powerful, and sobering, exhibits in two museums dedicated to the Japanese suicide missions

Corrigan’s Robin emerges at Planes of Fame

The totally original fuselage of ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan’s...

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Military

RAF C-17 takes part in exercise Clockwork for the first time

RAF Air Mobility Force (AMF) assets from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, have started deploying personnel from all three UK MOD services to Northern Norway for an annual cold weather training exercise

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UK assumes risk of F-35B loss every 30,000 hours

The crash of a UK F-35B Lightning II fighter during take-off from the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) in the Mediterranean Sea recently came only one-third of the way into the planned for risk of loss of an airframe, based on fleet flight hours conducted

New Thai T-6TH Texan II fleet nears production completion

TEXTRON AVIATION Defense announced on November 18 that the fleet of 12 Beechcraft T-6TH Texan IIs ordered for the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) is nearing manufacturing completion and surpassing technical inspection milestones ahead of schedule at its Wichita, Kansas, facilities.

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Commercial

Record sales at Paris Air Show

LEONARDO HELICOPTERS announced various sales for its AW139 and...

Flying further

SINGLE-AISLE narrowbody airliners able to fly long haul are not...

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AIRSHOW NEWS

Czech Tribute at Cosford At the RAF Cosford Air Show on June...

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Pilot and Commander Buck’s BUFFs

EXCLUSIVE From flying nuclear alert missions during the Cuban...

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Duxford’s D-Day Dakotas

Imperial War Museum Duxford recently hosted a large number of...

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Flight Simulation

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C90B King Air v2.0

A Classic Aircraft Revisited

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Back to Basics: Stage 1 – Lesson 10

Forced landings without power

Spitfire Coming to FSW

Following the Curtiss P-40F Warhawk, BlueSky Flight Simulations...

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Upcoming Events

AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

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."