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Historic

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Masterclass

Ken Ellis continues his survey of British post-war manufacturers...

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New colour scheme for FHC’s Mosquito

Mosquito T.III TV959 has been repainted to represent FB.VI NS838...

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North Weald’s C-54 Skymaster could fly again

Douglas C-54D Skymaster N44914/56498 at North Weald. SIMON MURDOCH...

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Antarctic pioneer returning to Washington

Fairchild FC-2W2 NX8006 ‘Stars And Stripes’ at the Virginia...

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Starfighter returns to gate guard ‘duty’

After a year of restoration work, Lockheed F-104A Starfighter...

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Military

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Phantom Survivors: Korea's Rare 'Rhinos'

The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) still operates a squadron of F-4Es, with the type set to be replaced in the next few years.

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Phantom Survivors: The Last F-4 Smoke Trails!

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is one of the most iconic fighter aircraft of all time. In this special supplement, Combat Aircraft Journal details the final operators of the mighty ‘Rhino’.

French/US Navy’s hold cross-deck interoperability exercises

The US Navy’s Nimitz-class USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) and the Marine Nationale’s (French Navy’s) FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) aircraft carriers have held cross-deck interoperability exercises.

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Commercial

MRJ flying at Farnborough

A Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MITAC) MRJ90 is due to appear...

Cameroon and Chad’s new Caravans

Chad’s two Cessna 208B Grand Caravan ISR aircraft at Adji Kossei...

Academia General del Aire’s 75th anniversary

On June 10, the Ejército del Aire’s Academia General del Aire...

CH-53K deliveries begin

The first CH-53K King Stallion lands at Marine Corps Air Station...

IN NUMBERS

Irkut Corporation 2 777S FOR AIR NEW ZEALAND Air New Zealand...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

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."

Columbus AFB - Thunder Over Columbus

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Columbus AFB, 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