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Historic

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Atlas and DC-3 flypast marks Berlin Airlift anniversary

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Fassberg in Germany...

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THE DREAM TEAM

WARBIRDS | FLIGHT EXPERIENCES Warbird fans can now experience...

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LOW TEMPERATURE TUSSLE

WORLD WAR TWO | FLEET AIR ARM GRUMMAN’S WILDCAT ACHIEVED...

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Lyrical Legends

AIRSHOW FLYING LEGENDS FlyPast presents images from the 27th...

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TOUGH AS OLD BOOTS

DHC–2 BEAVER Three decades after its retirement from frontline...

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Military

UK and US extend Airseeker support until 2035

The UK and US have moved to extend an existing support deal for the RC-135W Rivet Joint (Airseeker) electronic surveillance aircraft until 2035 in a deal worth £970m

First AH-1Z Viper built for Bahrain

Bell Textron completed the first build of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Kingdom of Bahrain last month. The US company announced the completion of the build in a press release on October 22

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Cutting the cost - Insight into counter-insurgency aircraft

Using state-of-the-art jet fighters for counterinsurgency close air support is expensive – cost-effective alternatives are needed. Samuel Beal looks at the capabilities developed and the role of more economical platforms in tomorrow’s battlespace

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Commercial

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Spitfire Returns from Middle East Tour

Following a tour of the Middle East, Spitfire XIX PM651 has returned...

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Gulfstream G650 Record-Breaking Bizjet

Rod Simpson examines Gulfstream Aerospace’s G650 and G650ER,...

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Final BAC One-Eleven Withdrawn

BAC One-Eleven, N164W, was the last operational example of the...

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First A350 for JAL

JAL will take delivery of its first Airbus A350 later this summer....

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First Flight for Flaris LAR1

Another interesting attendee at AERO Friedrichshafen was the...

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Flight Simulation

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DCS: AJS-37 Viggen

Leatherneck Simulations raises the bar DCS: AJS-37 VIGGEN...

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Back to Basics Stage 1 – Lesson 4

Angle of attack, balanced flight and using...

PMDG DC-6 Cloudmaster

PMDG’s CEO, Robert Randazzo has announced that its upcoming PMDG DC-6 Cloudmaster has progressed to the beta stage.

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Upcoming Events

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."