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Historic

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’SAINT-EX’: WORDS AND WINGS

AERIAL RECCE ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY FAMOUS GLOBALLY FOR...

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Fw 190 airborne again in Germany

Hanger10’s FW 190 D-FWAA is airworthy again in Germany. HANGAR10...

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Shooting Star’s new colours revealed

The Warbird Heritage Museum in Waukegan, Illinois has completed...

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Midwestern Magic

OSHKOSH • USA Kev Baxter reports from the ever-impressive...

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Flying Brush Strokes

AVIATION ART GAVA ANNUAL EXHIBITION FlyPast editor Chris Clifford...

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Military

Belgium deploys A400M for first international exercise

The Belgian Air Component conducted its first international A400M exercise during October 11-25, this is after a detachment of 148 military personnel and two Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft from the 15th Airlift Wing participated in the Airlift Block Training (ABT) at Pisa Air Base, Italy

Behind the scenes of a 100 squadron hot bombing mission

Recently Key.Aero joined 100 Squadron for Operation Flash Strike at both RAF Leeming, Yorkshire, and the Ministry of Defence’s Donna Nook Weapons Range in Lincolnshire. Operation Flash Strike saw a total of 16 3kg practice bombs dropped from the Hawk T1 at Donna Nook range against fictitious adversary threats provided by the JTACS throughout two sorties

USAF replaces legacy C-130H with Super Hercules in Kuwait

USAF's 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) was redesignated as the 61st EAS of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing last week, utilising the new C-130J Super Hercules to replace the C-130H model that has operated out of Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait for the past two decades

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Commercial

More AW109s for Sloane Helicopters

Sloane helicopters has been the exclusive distributor of Leonardo...

Turboprop times

According to ATR, more than one third of the world’s commercial...

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Ultra-low Emission Zone Announced at Heathrow

THE UK’S only hub airport has announced tough plans to protect...

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Frankfurt Airport Celebrates Expansion Milestone

OPERATING COMPANY Fraport has laid the cornerstone of Frankfurt...

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Nashville Added to Spirit Network

THE US city of Nashville is set to welcome one of the country’s...

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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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Innsbruck for Aerofly FS2

Orbx start to populate the world of Aerofly FS SCENERY ADD-ON...

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Upgrading Your PC

Jessica Bannister-Pearce describes her new custom-built PC ...

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Upcoming Events

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...".

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."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.