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Historic

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How effective was the Phantom in the skies of Vietnam?

Ghosts of the east: The Phantom found itself facing stiff opposition in the skies above Vietnam. Confusion over ‘kill’ claims continues to fog the picture of just how effective US air operations were in the war. Christopher Miskimon details the combats and sheds light on the bigger picture…

Combat veteran Fw 190 could be resurrected

A rare Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 is up for sale in the US with well-known warbird broker Platinum Fighters

Starfighter to be repainted at new home

The Starfighter recently arrived at Canada's British Columbia Aviation Museum – it will now be repainted

Tuskegee Stearman arrives at Ohio museum

Dayton, Ohio’s National Museum of the USAF recently welcomed the arrival of a special Stearman

Historic Aviation Quiz: Fighters of the 1920s

Not even a worldwide economic depression could derail the "Golden age of flight" during the 1920s – especially the development of fighters. But can you recognise these lesser known examples?

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Military

Star Warriors CO provides insights into a US Navy Growler squadron

In the US Navy & Marine Corps Air Power Yearbook 2023, Mark Ayton spoke with Commander Cameron Dekker, commander of the only US Navy Reserve squadron equipped with the EA-18G Growler.

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USAF AC-130J strikes Iranian-backed militants in Iraq

A USAF-operated AC-130J Ghostrider fixed-wing gunship was called in to hit an Iranian-backed militant group after they fired a ballistic missile at American forces at Al-Asad Air Base, Iraq, the Pentagon has said

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 173

Welcome to the 173rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

Delta 767 suffers SEVERE damage in hail storm

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday (July 26) after sustaining serious damage while flying through a hailstorm.

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Embraer's Eve Air Mobility: everything you need to know

Best known for its E-Jet portfolio, Embraer has its eyes on the next-generation of flying machines. Andreas Spaeth reports from Brazil on the company’s Eve Air Mobility subsidiary, a frontrunner in the emerging eVTOL scene

The Ultimate Manchester Airport Quiz

The Airliner World team are at The Aviation Show at Manchester Airport’s viewing park this weekend, so in the spirit of that we present a series of questions on the North West England hub.

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Airlink: the Harrison Ford-backed NGO delivering aid to disaster zones

Getting aid dispatched quickly to remote locations is a logistical upheaval and matching the right aircraft type to the right mission takes experience and industry insight – attributes not all disaster relief charities have at their fingertips. Chris Smith discovers how Airlink uses aviation to save lives

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Adventure: de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

This series is spoilt for choice as we explore classic aircraft available to flight simulation pilots. This time, we fly one that has happily transcended the centuries and still manages to turn heads – the de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk.

New Caribbean destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

TropicalSim has announced Antigua VC Bird International Airport version 2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Back to Basics – Series 4, Lesson 10

In previous lessons, we became familiar with the basic navigation aids and some elementary holding techniques. This time, we continue to up the ante by moving into the dark and mysterious world of SIDs and STARs.

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."