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Argentine Mirage restored for static display

Dassault Mirage IIIC C-702 has been refurbished and erected on...

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Delaying THE INEVITABLE

Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman assess early Japanese operations...

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NO TRAFFIC JAMS

MANY PEOPLE HAVE ESTABLISHED RECORDS FROM JOHN O’ GROATS TO...

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World War Two carrier and aircraft discovered in South Pacific

A VF-3 Grumman F4F Wildcat discovered near to the USS ‘Lexington’....

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Fairey Junior reaches new home in Yorkshire

The Real Aeroplane Company at Breighton, Yorkshire, has taken...

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Military

Greece officially orders Rafales, associated support services and munitions

Greece’s acquisition of 18 Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters from France marked a major milestone on January 25 after the nation’s government signed three contracts covering the aircraft order, associated support services and munitions

Unnamed Asian nation to receive Heron Mk.II drones

Israel Aerospace Industries announced on January 25 that it has signed two deals to supply its Heron Mk.II medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft system to an undisclosed country in central Asia

Northrop Grumman awarded US$3.6bn BACN support contract

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a US$3.6bn contract by the US Air Force to continue to provide operational, sustainment and support services for the air arm’s Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) platforms

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Commercial

Finally – Canada launches F-18 replacement process

After years of debate and controversy, Canada has announced its...

Aeronautica Militare completes AARGM operational testing

The Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) has completed its...

Airbus pitches H135 to US Navy

Airbus Helicopters Airbus Helicopters demonstrated its H135...

IN NUMBERS

ATR 1JAC’S FIRST ATR 72-600 Japan Air Commuter (JAC) recently...

AgilePod service entry

The US Air Force Research Laboratory’s AgilePod programme,...

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The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

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The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "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."

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