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Historic

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Swords into Ploughshares

CLASSICS Auster G-AGTOWhen its present owners bought Auster 5J1...

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A DAY FOR THE AGES

RETROSPECTIVE German aircraft exhibitionIt was the ticket of...

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ROYAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY RE8

Bomb-toting Daimler-built RE8 B5106...

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Pocket Rocket

Pilot report by Pfalz D.VIII

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HangarTalk: Aeroplane January 2021

CommentComment on historic aviation by the chief executive of...

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Military

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Schiebel says reports on S-100 use by Russian military are incorrect

Rotary uncrewed aircraft systems manufacturer Schiebel has moved to refute suggestions one of its S-100 platforms, operated by Russian forces, was shot down by the Ukrainian military in mid-April

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Canada's CC-295 programme suffers as IOC delayed by up to four years

The initial operational capability date for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s growing fleet of new Airbus CC-295 Kingfisher fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft has been delayed from this summer to the 2025-2026 timeframe

Draken Europe's L-159E ALCAs en route to Teesside

Just over a month after the announcement of Draken Europe’s three-year £100m interim contract providing red air ‘aggressor’ training to the RAF on April 8, two of the eight Aero Vodochody L-159E ALCA are expected to touch down today at Draken’s facility, Teesside International Airport in Northern England

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Commercial

Leidos buys L3Harris’s security business

The science and technology specialist, Leidos, has completed...

Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport to use ultraviolet cleaners on security lanes

Italy’s Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (IATA: OLB) has introduced...

Chairing the crisis

The first woman chair of the Canadian Airports Council is having...

Gatwick launch for Rushlift GSE

Rushlift GSE, the airport ground support equipment subsidiary...

ICAO adopts ‘Take Off’ giudelines to get aviation industry flying again!

On June 1 the ICAO Council adopted a new report and recommendations...

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Flight Simulation

X-Plane Touches Down in Honolulu

The latest destination to be released over at x-plane.org is PHNL - Honolulu International Airport.

Karachi for Prepar3D

MSK Productions has announced Jinnah Intl Airport Karachi is now available for Prepar3D version 4.

Geneva professional for Prepar3D V4 Updated

Aerosoft has released a new update for Geneva professional.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, 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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.