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Historic

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OUTLOOK FROM ‘THE ROCK’

A Halifax Met.6 of 224 Squadron patrols over ‘the Rock’,...

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Defending the ‘Canal’

Fighting around Guadalcanal, in the Pacific, northeast of Australia,...

Zuch on show at Krakow

The sporty-looking Zuch2SP-BAM, nowondisplay at theKrakówmuseum....

Yankee gets an A-4

The newly delivered A-4 Sky hawk at the Yankee Air Museum on3December....

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AEROPLANE MEETS… DR ROBERT PLEMING

The chief executive of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust reflects on...

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Military

UPDATED: Chilean C-130 disappears en route to Antarctica

The Fuerza Aérea de Chile (FACh, Chilean Air Force) has reported that one of its Lockheed C-130 Hercules heavy-lift tactical transport aircraft has disappeared en route to Antarctica, with 38 people missing.

Burkina Faso firms up C295 order

The Ministry of Defence of Burkina Faso has placed a firm order for a single Airbus C295 medium-lift tactical transport.

Germany receives first H145 for SAR duties

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first civil-standard H145 for use by the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) for search and rescue (SAR) duties.

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Commercial

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Pioneer Airlines

Embraer is promising a “mature and robust” aircraft at entry...

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Building in Bavaria

Lufthansa has enjoyed a positive start to Airbus A380 operations...

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Nordic Adventures

Primera Air has just entered the increasingly competitive transatlantic...

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In brief

Air Belgium was expected to have launched scheduled services...

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End of the Line for Saratov?

SARATOV AIRLINES was expected to have suspended all services...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

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 Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

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 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."

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."