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Historic

Recognition for Essex’s only long-term heavy bomber base

A new interpretation board has been erected to recognise the former RAF airfield at Ridgewell, Essex’s only long-term heavy bomber base during World War Two

Historic Aviation Quiz: 1910s Experimental

Dubbed the “pioneering era of aviation” the 1910s saw many following in the footsteps of the Wright Brothers as they expanded the emerging technology. Accelerated by the emergence of air racing and war, countless experimental types took to the skies – many of which disappeared as quick as they appeared. But can you identify these experimental types from that pioneering era of flight?

March museum receives KC-10

Extender tanker/transport becomes latest exhibit at California museum

USAF museum gets combat veteran Pave Hawk

Combat rescue helicopter arrives at Wright-Patterson AFB for permanent display

Privately owned MiG-23 crashes in Michigan

Two crew members eject successfully as ex-Czech Air Force jet comes down near Willow Run Airport

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Military

US Navy clears Super Hornet fleet to wield StormBreaker

In what is a major development milestone, the US Navy has now cleared its frontline F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fleet to carry and deliver the Raytheon GBU-53/B StormBreaker – formally known as the Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II) – operationally

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First Dutch ‘Vipers’ arrive in Romania for Ukrainian F-16 pilot training

As preparations continue to be made for the training of Ukrainian Air Force air/ground crews on the Fighting Falcon, the Royal Netherlands Air Force delivered the first batch of its F-16AM/BM (MLU) fighters to the newly established European F-16 Training Centre (EFTC) at the Romanian Air Force’s 86th Air Base in Borcea, Romania, on November 7

Kadena Air Base welcomes first of several USAF MQ-9As

On October 13, Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, greeted the first of several USAF-operated MQ-9A Reaper unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) that are scheduled to deploy to the base, which is also referred to as the ‘Keystone of the Pacific’

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Commercial

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Paris Air Show 2023: Day 1 Roundup

All the news and developments from the opening day in Le Bourget

Jet2 selects engine for expanded A320neo order

UK leisure carrier Jet2 has today announced that it has selected the CFM International LEAP-1A engine to power its further order for 71 new Airbus A320/21neo aircraft.

Fifth Gen Twin Otter unveiled

De Havilland Canada presses ahead with new iteration of the rugged turboprop

Another Airbus order for flynas

The Saudi low-cost carrier signs a follow-on deal with the European manufacturer

Record-breaking deal for IndiGo

The Indian budget carrier places what Airbus dubs “the biggest single purchase agreement in the history of commercial aviation”

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Flight Simulation

Petersburg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Petersburg is located between Juneau and Ketchikan and is only accessible by sea or air. It is primarily a commercial fishing town but also attracts tourists for outdoor activities.

Supercarrier Pro for MSFS released

Following three years of research and development, Miltech Simulations has released Supercarrier Pro for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Boise Air Terminal for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Located in Idaho, Boise Air Terminal is the main gateway of the state capital and home to general aviation, commercial, cargo and military aircraft.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow