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Historic

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B-17 at 85: Swords into Ploughshares

The B-17 Flying Fortress is legendary for its World War Two missions...

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Blue Mossies, Pink Spits and Flashing Wimpys

Mick Britton details the important role of the RAF’s 34 (PR) Wing...

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Le Bourget's Time Capsule

Five years after work began, France’s National Air and Space Museum...

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Living History: Warbird Choreography

Easily among the biggest highlights of the UK’s warbird scene in 2019...

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Reinforcing the UK: USAF Cold War Fighter Deployments

From the late 1970s, the USAF’s Tactical Air Command developed detailed deployment plans to move aircraft to Europe to counter the Warsaw Pact should the Cold War heat up. Dr Kevin Wright looks at how these plans were implemented in Britain from 1978 to 1991.

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Military

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USAF issues RfI for replacement F-35 engine

The US Air Force fires the starting gun for a head-to-head contest to up-engine the USAF’s F-35A Joint Strike fighter between the General Electric XA-100 and Pratt & Whitney XA-101 powerplant

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 80

Welcome to the 80th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Portuguese P-3C Orion supports search for missing adventurer

While the P-3C maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) might more commonly be associated with anti-submarine warfare operations, one of, if not the most, important missions the type will regularly undertake will be that of search and rescue (SAR)

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Commercial

New Routes for El Al

El Al’s latest 787, 4X-EDM, wears a special ‘Jerusalem of...

Junkers Comes Together in Sweden

Junkers W 34, SE-BYA, is now on display at Arlanda. Jan Forsgren...

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’Experience’ The Dams Raid

Ian Bott ‘steps aboard’ Guy Gibson’s Lancaster for a visceral...

First Embraer E195-E2 Delivered

Brazilian airline Azul accepted the first Embraer E195-E2 at...

Aigle Azur Goes Under

France’s second largest airline, Aigle Azur, has gone into...

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Flight Simulation

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The New Oculus Rift S

Oculus announced at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) that...

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Leatherneck Simulation's Christen Eagle

An aerobatic delight!

FlightSimExpo 2019

A preview of North America’s biggest flight simulation conference

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

Hill AFB Warriors over the Wasatch Air Show

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Hill AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Portrush, United Kingdom

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