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Historic

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100th Anniversary of Hawker

November 15, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Hawker Aircraft Limited. Here's a timeline of the celebrated company and its achievements...

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What were flights like in the 1950s? 

Complimentary postcards when boarding, acres of legroom, and personal porters at baggage reclaim: early commercial air travel was a long way from Ryanair… 

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Aeroplane December 2020

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The bold rival designs to the Bristol Brabazon

The idea of the Bristol Brabazon, deemed the most prestigious of all the types to emerge from the Brabazon Committee’s deliberations, actually entering trans-Atlantic service today seems utterly fanciful — but it was nothing compared to some of the concepts conceived by other manufacturers as potential stop-gaps and rivals

Historic Aviation Quiz

Here's this week's Historic Aviation Quiz!

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 91

Welcome to the 91st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Inside the Y-8Q: China’s new sub-hunting talisman

Combat Aircraft Journal details China’s latest anti-submarine warfare asset, the Y-8Q.

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First T-7A Red Hawk for the USAF unveiled

The first T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer jet destined for the US Air Force was unveiled by Boeing at its St Louis facility in Missouri on April 28

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Commercial

Heathrow Trials Temperature Screening Tech

The UK’s busiest airport has begun trialling thermal imaging technology in a bid to develop a common international standard for health screening, which it says is needed to unlock global trade and travel.

Which Berlin Airport is Due to Close on June 15?

In a bid to conserve cash, the operators of Berlin Tegel have decided to temporarily close the facility and move traffic to Schönefeld from June 15. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, both airports have each recently been handling just 2,000 passengers a day.

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Workhorses of the Rainforest: Douglas DC-3 Operations in Colombia

The DC-3 has long been a lifeline to communities in the Colombian interior...

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Aviation News June 2020

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CAL FIRE Aviation: The Golden State’s Flying Fire Department

Wildfire-prone California’s forestry and fire service has employed aircraft for firefighting since the 1950s...

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Flight Simulation

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Interview with Aerosoft

Winfried Diekmann discusses Aerosoft’s past and future projects

Flight Sim 2019

For many flight simulator enthusiasts, the Flight Sim show at RAF Cosford in the UK is a staple in their annual simulator diets.

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Carenado’s F50

Fokker’s turboprop airliner

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Upcoming Events

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."

NAS Jacksonville - NAS Jax Air Show

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Jacksonville, United States

US Navy airshow

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."