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Historic

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Mitchell's fighting icon

The legendary Supermarine Spitfire is forever associated with its exploits during the Battle of Britain...

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Close support specialists

Ian Baxter examines the crucial role played by the Ju 87s...

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Indonesian Adventure

Former RAF supplier Michael Hamill shares fascinating photos...

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Reviving a trials workhorse

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection’s restoration of Meteor NF.11 WD686 is detailed by Hugh Trevor

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FlyPast Classics: Rotary legend

Malcolm V Lowe describes the development and service of the Westland Wessex...

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Military

DARPA targets AI assistant for US rotary pilots

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance programme to develop a prototype artificial intelligence assistant

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The history of the Chengdu F-7N in Iranian service

We explore the history of the Chengdu F-7N in Iranian service and the current modernization project for the country’s FT-7N combat trainer

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Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Critical times for NATO

With Russia looking at a possible invasion of Ukraine, Alan Warnes considers Russia’s actions, the Belarus connection and NATO’s options

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Commercial

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Birmingham Looks to the Future

AS THE UK’s seventh busiest airport, Birmingham is looking...

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Madrid First to See BA A350s

BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) has accepted an initial Airbus A350- 1000,...

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Expansion Theory

Samos/Aristarchos Airport is one of 14 facilities ran by Greco-German...

UK F-35B Lightnings at RAF Marham

Ian Harding witnessed the arrival of the latest six UK F-35B...

Brexit and the future of UK aerospace

Dr Simon Bennett considers the impact on the UK aerospace industry...

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! HINTS...

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Back to Basics - Series 2, Lesson 1

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Thrustmaster TPR System

Based on Thrustmaster’s new proprietary suspended...

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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."

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 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."

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.

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."

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."