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Historic

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EXACTING VENGEANCE

WW2 HISTORY Operation ‘Vengeance’For years, the issue of...

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EARLY ALPHA JET TO TOULOUSE

Despite ongoing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an...

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Hangar Talk

Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s...

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NOT THE WEAPONS OF CHOICE

RAF IN THE COLD WAR Blue Steel and SkyboltSince June 1968, large...

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‘Freedom Fighter’ to fly in Norway

The Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection (Forsvarets flysamling)...

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Military

Swiss Air Force's ADS 15 reconnaissance UAV completes first local flight

A successful first flight in Switzerland has been completed by the Swiss Air Force’s Aufklärungsdrohnensystems 15 (ADS 15, Reconnaissance Drone System 15) at Emmen Air Base

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The role of the USAF's U-2 spy plane in monitoring the war in Ukraine

The motto of the U-2 pilots is ‘In God We Trust, All Others We Monitor’. The Dragon Lady has been a key asset in many conflicts, not least the war in Ukraine. Combat Aircraft Journal reports

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Photos: ILA Berlin Air Show first glimpse

An initial glimpse of some of the aircraft on static display at the ILA Berlin Air Show on June 21, the day before the event officially opened.

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Commercial

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New Challenges

Airports are facing a range of challenges as they try to return...

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FROM WORST TO FIRST?

Likened to ‘third-world’ countries by a former vice president...

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Inside Access

The United Arab Emirates is synonymous with the high density ‘hub and spoke’ model...

Why now could be the perfect time to train to be a pilot

The suggestion that now is a good time to train to be a pilot may seem to be a little counter-intuitive. But even though the airline industry is going through its biggest ever crisis, it actually makes more sense than you might think

New Aspen airline with a difference unveiled

A new Colorado-based airline which hopes to operate services to the ski resort of Aspen, Colorado from airports across the US has been launched.

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Flight Simulation

Dundee Airport in Development

The next UK destination from Orbx is EGPN Dundee Airport for Prepar3D version 4.

Corsair II for DCS Incoming

Eagle Dynamics has unveiled FlyingIron Simulations is developing a A-7E Corsair II for DCS World.

Major Update for Airbus Professional

Aerosoft has released a significant upgrade for the A318/A319, A320/A321 and A330 professional.

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Upcoming Events

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Athens Flying Week 2024 - Tanagra International Air Show

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Tanagra, Greece

International air show.

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 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."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".