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Historic

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SALUTING A LEGEND

Supermarine Spitfire IIa P8131 of 276 Squadron is loaded with...

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Low-level Raider

Andy Hay artwork of a Beaufort flown by a Victoria Cross recipient...

Rapid return to the air for Swiss Storch

Wearing temporary registration SP-YRX, former Swiss Air Force...

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Q&A

COMPILER: MIKEHOOKS Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation...

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AEROPLANE MEETS ROLF MEUM

As the son of a flying father, it was no surprise that this amiable...

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Military

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MALAYSIAN GUARDIANS

The Malacca Strait is the world’s busiest shipping lane —...

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AIR International January 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

First Eurofighter in Kuwaiti configuration takes flight

The first Kuwait-standard Eurofighter has taken to the air at Leonardo Aircraft Division’s flight-test centre at Turin-Caselle Airport, Italy.

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Commercial

Sleeping below deck

AIRBUS IS working on a project to introduce passenger sleeping...

Boosting rates

The first A321neo for low-cost carrier Primera Air, OY-PAA (msn...

Constant Phoenix WC-135Rs

The US Air Force is on schedule to add three Boeing WC-135R Constant...

Su-35S state trials

The Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E will complete its state trials by...

Bear’s upgraded engines

The Russian Ministry of Defence is to start testing a re-engined...

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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."