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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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Junkers Ju 252 and ‘352: Replacing Aunty Ju

The successor to the famous Ju 52/3m trimotor was the Ju 252...

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Return of the Blackjack

The Tupolev Tu-160 is the world’s largest combat aircraft and the fastest bomber in operational service, but was only built in small numbers. The Russian Air Force is modernising its existing fleet and returning the type to production, as Aviation News explains

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Aviation News June 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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De Havilland Canada Dash 7: STOL Airliner

Malcolm Ginsberg traces the development and career of the Dash 7 airliner...

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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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Viewing Area Guide: Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport receives a rich variety of passenger, cargo,...

Collings Foundation B-17 Crashes

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N93012 Nine-O-Nine belonging to...

Air Astana’s New A321LR

With the delivery of the first of seven Airbus A321LRs on lease...

Loganair Takes Over Derry Route

Glasgow-based Loganair has been contracted to provide daily flights...

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Air Base Movements

A selection of the most interesting aircraft to visit air bases...

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Flight Simulation

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Challenging Airports - Petersburg, Alaska (PAPG)

We visit the isolated island community in Petersburg, Alaska, located midway between Juneau and Ketchikan.

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Carenado’s S340

The design that gave birth to the modern commuter aircraft

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Back to Basics - Series 2 Lesson 6

An Italian navigation exercise

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Royal Canadian Air Force - Cold Lake Air Show

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Cold Lake, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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Anchorage, United States

US military airshow

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US Navy airshow

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Major airshow