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Historic

Hangar Talk

Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s...

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BATTLING the BOLSHEVIKS

One of the newly formed RAF’s first operations after World...

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AUSTER at SEA

The Aeroplane’s very own Autocrat and its historic aircraft...

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LEGENDARY YEARS

The 25th anniversary year of The Fighter Collection’s Flying...

Shuttleworth Spitfire flies

Spitfire Vc AR501 airborne for the first time in 12 years at...

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Military

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AIR International February 2021

Welcome to AIR International February 2021

UK to boost in-country F-35B support under LANCE contract

Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office have signed the GBP£76m Lightning Air system National Capability Enterprise (LANCE) contract, which seeks to boost the in-country support services available to the UK’s F-35B fleet

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What we know so far about Icarus’ Tactical Air Vehicle

Key.Aero outlines what is known so far about Icarus Aerospace’s Tactical Air Vehicle (TAV) – an optionally-piloted, customisable, multi-role force multiplying solution for the world’s military and security forces community

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Commercial

Real-time flutter

Research involving Embraer has assessed wing flutter in real...

Unmanned An-2

China had flown a modified Shifei Y-5B biplane (the Chinese version...

Embraer receives second E-99 for upgrade

The Força Aérea Brasileira (Brazilian Air Force) announced...

B-52: setting course for 2050

MILITARY B-52H STRATOFORTRESS A KC-10 Extender assigned to...

Eagles versus Flankers

Babak Taghvaee reports on the visit of California Air National...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display

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Guernsey, United Kingdom

The event website states:"Guernsey’s annual air display has been enjoyed by thousands of people for over 60 years, hosting some of Britain’s most historic and treasured military aircraft alongside aerobatic and awe inspiring display teams."

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

Southport Air Show

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Southport, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "The annual Air Show takes place on Southport beach and is a weekend packed with entertainment! If you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids, as well as the flying programme, there is plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, climbing walls, assault courses and plenty more!"