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Historic

Jet Provost delivered to new display home

The Tornado Heritage Centre at the Hawarden Aviation Park in North Wales received Jet Provost T.4 XP585 on August 13

Mosquito veteran undertakes charity challenge

Former Mosquito pilot Colin Bell, now 102, is planning an abseil and sponsored walk to raise money for three charities close to his heart

Recognition for Essex’s only long-term heavy bomber base

A new interpretation board has been erected to recognise the former RAF airfield at Ridgewell, Essex’s only long-term heavy bomber base during World War Two

Historic Aviation Quiz: 1910s Experimental

Dubbed the “pioneering era of aviation” the 1910s saw many following in the footsteps of the Wright Brothers as they expanded the emerging technology. Accelerated by the emergence of air racing and war, countless experimental types took to the skies – many of which disappeared as quick as they appeared. But can you identify these experimental types from that pioneering era of flight?

March museum receives KC-10

Extender tanker/transport becomes latest exhibit at California museum

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Military

F-16Cs return to USAF’s ‘Blacksnakes’ after 13-year absence

The Indiana ANG’s 122nd Fighter Wing celebrated the arrival of the first F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcons for the 163rd Fighter Squadron ‘Blacksnakes’ on October 23

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ADEX 2023: KAI expects next LAH production contract by end of year

KAI is awaiting a second production contract for Light Attack Helicopters (LAH) from Seoul, and this follow-on order is now expected to be placed before the end of 2023

UK's first Protector RG1 now ready for testing at RAF Waddington

The first of 16 MQ-9B Protector RG1 unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) for the RAF has now been assembled at RAF Waddington, following its arrival at the Lincolnshire base in September

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Inside Mack Air: Botswana's sky-high bush safari

Andreas Spaeth travels to the African wilderness to find out how Mack Air operates, with extraordinary attention to detail, in and around the vast Okavango Delta

British Airways A380 forced to return to Heathrow

A Miami-bound British Airways Airbus A380 made a U-turn over the Atlantic yesterday (June 22) and returned to London/Heathrow, resulting in a six-hour flight to nowhere for the passengers on board.

Iraqi Airways accepts maiden Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Iraqi Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The widebody is the first of ten on order and is set to help the flag-carrier grow its long-haul network.

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Paris Air Show 2023 civil aircraft gallery

A selection of some of the civil aircraft attending this year’s Paris Air Show.

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Paris Air Show 2023: Day 2 Roundup

All the news and developments from day two at Le Bourget

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Flight Simulation

Brest-Bretagne for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Pilot Experience Sim has announced that Brest-Bretagne for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Mytilene Int Airport for MSFS

MXI Design has released Mytilene International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Douglas DC-3 lands in X-Plane

Leading Edge Simulations has announced the Douglas DC-3 v2 for X-Plane 12 is out now.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. 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."

Shuttleworth Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

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."

Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

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."

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."