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Historic

Ilyushin Il-2 Feature Premium

Ilyushin Il-2: the aircraft that outnumbered the Spitfire and Hurricane

Joseph Stalin called it the aircraft “as essential to the Red Army as air and bread” and a formation of them once took out 70 tanks in 20 minutes. So why does it feel like the world has forgotten the Ilyushin Il-2?

Battle of Britain event is back!

Aero Legends returns in Kent on September 25-27 with socially distanced show still allowing for 10,000 people per day.

How a female Soviet pilot changed the history of women in aviation

From beneath the blanket of darkness, an all-female regiment would glide through the night and strike fear into the hearts of the Germans. This is the story of the ‘Night Witches’

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Display Teams: Equine Excellence

In our second study of bygone aerobatic teams...

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Repaired, Reworked... and Lifting Our Spirits

Assistant Editor Jamie Ewan talks to the Aircraft Restoration Company...

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Military

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Aces High: Inside the 'Red Air' F-16 operations of Top Aces

We report on the pilots of Arizona-based Top Aces, who are aggressively pitching the legendary F-16 Viper against some of the most advanced fighters in the world

Suspected Shahad 141 drone intercepted by IAF F-35I Adir fighters News Premium

Israeli F-35I Adirs claim first air-to-air combat kill

The Israeli Air Force’s F-35I ‘Adir’ fleet has recorded its first air-to-air combat kill with the claimed shootdown of two Iranian uncrewed aerial vehicles outside of Israeli airspace

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The state of the Ukrainian Air Force before 2014 revolution

From the May 2014 issue of AirForces Monthly, Dr Séan Wilson/Prime Images, assisted by Vladimir Trendafilovski, reports on the status of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as it was before the revolution

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Commercial

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New Zealand’s Alpine Airline

Mount Cook Airline was an innovative carrier that championed its home region ...

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Korean Air: Access all areas

A youthful new management team and a renewed focus on innovation has the exciting potential to revitalise Korean Air as one of the world’s most dynamic national carriers. Gordon Smith goes behind the scenes with the company to learn more.

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Arriving in Style

Aviation enthusiast Henry Tenby welcomes us
on board an Air Tindi de Havilland Canada Dash 7 ...

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On Algerian Wings

Air Algérie has endured civil wars and national recessions, but today is facing a very different kind of challenge

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The Big Swiss Switch

Swiss carrier Helvetic Airways has recently retired a trusty old workhorse as well as welcoming a shiny new arrival

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator development update

In the latest development update, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team announced the launch of the Tech Alpha recruitment.

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Big Tire Productions’ Carbon Cub EX

Cub on steroids.

Cityscape Honolulu for Prepar3D version 4

Orbx has released Cityscape Honolulu for Prepar3D version 4.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

CANCELLED - Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

CANCELLED - 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."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

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."

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow