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Historic

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Rebuilt Yakovlev UT-2 flown in Russia

Yakovlev UT-2B RA-2724G on the grass at Daryino recently. MIKHAIL...

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We salute you

Sqn Ldr John Blair DFM – observer with 113 Squadron who, with...

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Meteoric Rise

After standing outside at Yorkshire Air Museum for many years, Meteor WS788 is being restored. Graham Buckle describes the project

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The Bristol Beaufort

FlyPast scrutinises the origin and history of the Bristol Beaufort

Typhoon project goes public

SPECIAL REPORT The Typhoon project laid out in the Boultbeehangar...

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Military

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Swedish tanker times

Some 20,000ft above northern Sweden, Björn Rüdén joins the Swedish Air Force's dedicated tanker ...

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Air power Between Russia and the West

In the last of a two-part feature on the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence ...

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Airbus opens up

After a gap of three years, Airbus held its three-day Trade Media Briefing for military aviation journalists from all over the world.

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Commercial

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...

Tu-22M3M first flight

The Tupolev Tu-22M3M, the latest upgrade of the Backfire-C bomber,...

Crashed Danish EH101 redelivered

Seen climbing away from Groningen-Eelde Airport in the Netherlands...

German Triton procurement

Germany’s procurement of four Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton...

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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."