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Historic

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The last Packet pilot

INSIGHTS FAIRCHILD C-82 A low pass at Hagerstown before C-82A...

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AEROPLANE MEETS…RICK PEACOCK-EDWARDS

Having followed in his RAF pilot father’s footsteps, the current...

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TANKEX TO SYDNEY

Performing the first non-stop flight from England to Australia...

LUFTHANSA STARLINER PROJECT HALTED

In mid-March the Lufthansa board of directors announced its decision...

R4118 MOVES HOME

Hurricane I R4118 arriving at Duxford on 7 March. DAVID WHITWORTH...

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Military

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Desert Storm 30: The Secret Squirrels of Callsign 'Doom'

Top secret for a year after it was mounted, the first B-52 mission of the 1991 Gulf War saw the B-52 firing some of the opening shots of the campaign, launching a barrage of 35 cruise missiles against a variety of ‘Night One' targets

48th FW completes three-day ACE exercise

The 492nd Fighter Squadron – a unit assigned to the USAF’s 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk – completed a three-day Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on January 13

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Brazil’s Drone Expansion

Two squadrons of the Brazilian Air Force now operate unmanned aerial systems, following the global military trend for drones. We explore the origins and evolution of these unique aircraft

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Commercial

Dragons

Matthew Clements visited Patrol Squadron 4 (VP-4) ‘Skinny Dragons’...

New MD 530F for Virginia Beach Police Department

MD Helicopters MD HELICOPTERS Inc announced on November 1,...

In for the long haul

Boeing 787-9s are used by Norwegian, one of many airlines offering...

Boeing flies KC-46A to Japan

A Boeing 767-2C test aircraft, N464FT (c/n 41274), the fourth...

Saudi and Tunisian air forces train together

Participants in the joint Saudi-Tunisia exercise held at Sidi...

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Upcoming Events

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."

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 Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."

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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."