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Historic

Hangar Talk

Our monthly comment column on the historic aircraft scene ...

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Like a rolling stone

The history of inter-war British aviation is littered with light...

Jet Art Swift goes to Doncaster

Swift F4WK275 after assemblyatRobinHoodAirport on 24November....

Blackburn stripped down

The fuselageof the Blackburn TypeDin the OldWardenworkshopon21November,...

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Good Times over the Gulf Coast

‘Promoted’ to its current status four years ago, the Commemorative...

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Military

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Tactical Fighter Meet ‘86 at RAF Waddington

Early August 1986 saw a gathering of more than 70 aircraft from from eight NATO countries at RAF Waddington for Tactical Fighter
Meet (TFM) ’86...

South Korea declares F-35A IOC

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has officially declared initial operational capability (IOC) with its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters, according to local media sources.

Raytheon to support U-2 ASARS-2A radar systems

The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted Raytheon to support the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System-2A (ASARS-2A) employed by the Lockheed U-2S Dragon Lady high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

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Commercial

E-2D Hawkeye aerial refuelling

The capability to be refuelled in flight will be added to the...

Royal Thai Navy Do 228s to be upgraded

Seven Royal Thai Navy Do228 maritime patrol aircraft currently...

Bahrain requests AH-1Z attack helicopters

The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military...

MQ-9 demonstration in Japan

The MQ-9 Guardian has a difierent configuration to the MQ-9 Reaper....

Russian military’s new UAVs

The Russian Ministry of Defence took delivery of 150 domestically...

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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."