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Historic

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Illinois Thunderchief on the move

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky has acquired Republic F-105F...

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SOUTH AFRICAN Mossies

STEVE MACLEAN EXPLAINS HOW 60 SQUADRON SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE...

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Turning a Jaguar from an eyesore to an exhibit

Hugh Trevor talks to Ron Fulton about turning a Jaguar from an eyesore to an exhibit

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New exhibition opens at Norwegian museum

Some of the exhibits at the Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, with Islander...

Helicopter prototype destined for new home

Bristol Type 173 XF785 has been acquired by Aerospace Bristol,...

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Military

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Air power Between Russia and the West

In the last of a two-part feature on the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence ...

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Airbus opens up

After a gap of three years, Airbus held its three-day Trade Media Briefing for military aviation journalists from all over the world.

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The Arctic transporters

The 139th Airlift Squadron – part of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing – is probably the only flying unit that operates at opposite ends of the world.

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Commercial

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Airbus Launches A350 ULR Certification

AIRBUS HAS embarked on the flight test programme for the ultra...

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High Science

Some seemingly ordinary aeroplanes ply extraordinary trades....

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From BLADES to BROADSWORD

From its base at Sywell in the heart of Northamptonshire, 2Excel Aviation has developed a strong reputation for delivering aeronautical solutions and ‘doing difficult things well’. Airliner World’s Craig West reports

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Asian Joint Venture

Vietnam Airlines has signed an MOU with Singapore-based ST Aerospace...

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Virgin Plans Heathrow Growth

VIRGIN ATLANTIC is expanding its presence at London/Heathrow...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

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".

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."

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."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

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!"