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Historic

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Bolingbroke approaches completion in Canada

Greenwood Military Aviation Museum’s Bristol Bolingbroke Mk.IVT...

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Phantom restored in Czech Republic

The Letecké Muzeum (Aviation Museum) of the Czech Republic’s...

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A Global Success

E.E. CANBERRA | WORLD EXPORTS HAVING ENJOYED GREAT FORTUNE...

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Corrugated and Classy

JUNKERS F13 | CENTENARY CELEBRATION Junkers’ classic F13...

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Mobile 303 Squadron tribute

While we endeavour to include as many contributions as we can,...

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Military

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Lockheed RB-69A: the spy plane the CIA used over China

The little-known RB-69A was used by the CIA and Republic of China Air Force to mount covert overflights across mainland China. Dr Kevin Wright explores the career of the USAF type that never was

B-52s join B-1Bs during European Bomber Task Force mission

B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the USAF 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, currently deployed at Andersen AFB, Guam joined the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron’s (EBS) B-1B Lancers over the North Sea to support the Bomber Task Force (BTF) Europe series on November 10

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First Luftwaffe C-130J Super Hercules takes flight

Lockheed Martin has flown the first C-130J-30 Super Hercules for the German Luftwaffe. The aircraft, serial number 55+01 (c/n 5930), made its maiden flight from Marietta, Georgia, on November 8

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Commercial

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Aggressor F-35As

The 65th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) is being re-established with...

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IN BRIEF

Afghanistan is to receive four HINDS donated by India. The first...

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Round-the-World DC-3 Finds New Home in Turkey

Geneva-based Douglas DC-3A HB-IRJ arrived at its new home at...

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Register Review

REGISTER REVIEW BY STUART MCDIARMID The latest changes on...

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CubaCubana The Early Years

Jozef Mols looks back at Cubana’s formative years and the growth...

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Flight Simulation

DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX

Eagle Dynamics has announced that DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX is available...

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Flight Sim Labs A320-X

The A320 is an incredibly complex aircraft and to try to replicate that inside FSX is insanely difficult. Working backwards to produce a flyable aircraft is rather like herding cats – potentially fantastic, but probably a bit fruitless. Flight Sim Labs however like fruitless. The question is, how good is its A320?

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Worldflight 2016

Team Jet Sim took on a challenge to virtually circumnavigate the globe in a full-sized Boeing 737-800 simulator in seven days

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Upcoming Events

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."

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...".

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."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, 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