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Opening for Omaka’s World War Two-themed exhibition

The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre’s new Dangerous Skies collection...

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Children pay tribute to RAF Bomber Command

Children with Bomber Command veterans at the IBCC’s Spire Memorial...

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Mustang ‘stars’ at new Swedish aviation hall

The Swedish Air Force’s F 21 Wing has opened a new exhibition...

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STALIN'S Captives

CONCLUDING VLADIMIR KOTELNIKOV’S REVIEW OF AIRCRAFT CAPTURED...

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HIGH FLYERS

ANDREW THOMAS ASSESSES THE SPITFIRE VI AND VII, INTERCEPTORS...

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Military

USAF seeks industry input for E-4B replacement

The USAF is looking to industry for support in its programme to replace the Boeing E-4B National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC) platform, also known as the ‘Nightwatch’ or the ‘Doomsday plane'.

Australia selects MQ-9B for Project Air 7003

The Australian government has announced selection of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian to provide the next-generation unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) for the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) under Project Air 7003.

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Combat Aircraft Journal January 2020

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Commercial

Carrier upgrade, MiG-31K and the Korsar UAV

RUSSIA Admiral Kuznetsov has been plagued by persistent problems...

‘Addis Ababa will be the Dubai of Africa’

Ethiopian Airlines, now Africa’s biggest airline, is aspiring...

Embraer certifies and delivers first Phenom 300E

Embraer S.A. Embraer unveiled on April 9, 2018, of the completion...

Turkey’s first F-35

The first F-35A Lightning II for Turkey on its maiden flight...

F/A-18 Super Hornet spare parts shortage

Underfunding of spare parts over the last few years is the primary...

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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.

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

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."

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

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."