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Historic

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Remembering Ray Hanna

15 years since the aviation world mourned the loss of legend Ray Hanna, we look back at footage passed on to us by the Red Arrow founder's daughter

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ICE Aces

Inside Stories ANTARCTIC AVIATIONPioneering Antarctic aviators...

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IRIS II at Gan

Story Behind the Scene. Chris French, acclaimed aviation artist...

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Lancasters' mapping of Africa

AERIAL SURVEYS: Among the Avro Lancaster’s most ambitious postwar...

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Above and Beyond - Ulric Cross

The gallantry of Trinidad’s Philip Louis Ulric Cross was twice...

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Military

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The IAC’s new MPA C-295's and the potential for a fleet of three

On April 22, images emerged via the Irish Air Corps (IAC) of one of its two new Airbus Defence C-295W Persuader aircraft rolling off the paint line at Airbus’ facility in Seville, Spain

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Analysis: Russia's troubles with combat drone development

Widely known as a late adopter of unmanned air systems, the Russian military has struggled to field into service a plethora of new models

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An insight to the Lightning carrier concept aboard the USS Tripoli

As the USMC conducts tests for the Lightning Carrier concept aboard the USS Tripoli (LHA-7), Combat Aircraft Journal gains insight from the leaders involved

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Commercial

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Opening Skies Over Africa

While Africa’s civil aviation sector continues to grow it faces mounting challenges...

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Cut Up in the Cotswolds

As more than 800 737 MAXs are poised to return to service and...

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From Dubai to the World

Airliner World’s Gordon Smith speaks with Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president of cargo...

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From Bus Station to Aviation

Long before Southwest Airlines, Ryanair and AirAsia, there was Skyways Coach-Air...

European Air Traffic Showing Signs of Recovery

The number of daily flights in Europe edged above 6,000 per day for the first time since March 24, showing that the recovery in air travel across the region is beginning to take shape. Data from EUROCONTROL shows that on June 2, traffic levels increased above that figure and stayed there for four days in a row.

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Flight Simulation

PC Pilot Issue 125 Out Now

The new January/February issue of PC Pilot has finally touched down, and as always it is loaded with exciting reviews, features and tutorials.

Robin DR400 Touches Down in X-Plane

Just Flight has announced the Robin DR400 is now available for X-Plane 11.

Piper Cub Takes Flight in Prepar3D

A2A Simulations has released the Accu-sim J3 Cub for Prepar3D version 4.

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Upcoming Events

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."

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.

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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Anchorage, United States

US military airshow

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. 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."

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 Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."