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Historic

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Determined to Display

Richard Paver visits the North Weald-based Gnat Display Team...

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Battered, but Unbeaten

Chris Gilson puts the Yorkshire Air Museum team on the trail...

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Bravely in Action

Andrew Thomas chronicles the hazardous operations of 42 Squadron...

Windfall for RAF Museum

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Lancaster for Trenton

Ex-RCAFLancasterMk10ARKB882—showing its extended nose—at...

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Military

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Wings over paradise

In French Polynesia, half a dozen military aircraft share a wide range of missions on a territory the size of Europe...

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Operation Helvetic Air Support

Steven Taylor examines the British Army Air Corps’ current support role to the Police Service of Northern Ireland ...

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Into the fighter- bomber business

The Luftwaffe’s Eurofighters are no longer flying exclusively air-to-air tasks.

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Commercial

E-2D Hawkeye aerial refuelling

The capability to be refuelled in flight will be added to the...

Royal Thai Navy Do 228s to be upgraded

Seven Royal Thai Navy Do228 maritime patrol aircraft currently...

Bahrain requests AH-1Z attack helicopters

The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military...

The Guild of Aviation Artists’ 2018 Exhibition

Evolution, by Ronald Wong GAvA, a UK F-35B leads other fighter...

Hangar drones

The new Advanced Inspection Drone has been demonstrated to several...

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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."