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Historic

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THE KAPUSTIN YAR FLIGHT: A BALANCE OF PROBABILITIES

In the early 1950s the British and US militaries were desperate...

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Pioneering uses

IN SERVICE BLACKBURN MONOPLANES B. C. Hucks, his aircraft...

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Starliner Restoration Halted

Restoration of a Lockheed L-1649A Super Constellation, also known...

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Major revamp for Army Flying museum after funding success

An artist’s impression of the redeveloped Museum of Army Flying....

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Authentic livery for Colorado Skyhawk

The Pueblo Weisbrod Air Museum in Colorado is to repaint Douglas...

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Military

No 77 Squadron RAAF: Legacy Hornet Walkaround and Pilot Interview

Key.Aero speaks with Flt Lt Em, a junior legacy Hornet pilot with No 77 Squadron RAAF, who gives us an exclusive tour of an F/A-18A and discusses what its like to fly the matured fighter and how it continues to impress the aviators who fly it

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A look back at USAFE's C-23A Sherpa operations

From the mid-1980s, C-23A Sherpas could regularly be seen shuttling between USAFE air bases. We spoke to former members of the 10th Military Airlift Squadron to hear how this unit functioned and its importance should tensions with the Eastern Bloc have spilled over into conflict during the Cold War

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Russia's evolving Halo: Enter the Mi-26T2V

Always a jewel in the Soviet rotary-wing crown, we take a look at the the Mil Mi-26, which looks set to receive new Russian military orders as the latest evolution of the 'Halo' emerges

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Commercial

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Air Astana Adds Low-Cost

CIS KAZAKH NATIONAL carrier Air Astana has revealed plans...

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Half Century for Emirates

A300 for Iran AirTourc This A300-600, EP-MNN (c/n 701), sports...

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ATR 72 Makes Japanese Debut

Asia/Pacific JAPAN AIR Commuter (JAC) has taken delivery...

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Boeing Opens First European Manufacturing Site

BOEING HAS unveiled its first European manufacturing site –...

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Freighter Provider Par Excellence

Michael Manning speaks to William J Flynn, president and chief...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

Meeting Aérien ‘Le Temps des Hélices’

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La Ferté-Alais, France

The event website states: "Every morning, the public can get closer to the planes via the static exhibition and interact with the pilots and mechanics...The afternoon is specially dedicated to flight presentations with a show lasting more than 5 hours including around a hundred aircraft flying in the skies of Essonne. The show unfolds through thematic scenes the history of aeronautics, from the time of the pioneers to the latest generation of civil and military aircraft."