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Historic

Hawker Sea Fury in Duxford crash

Pilot and passenger injured as vintage Sea Fury T.20 comes down shortly after take-off.

82 Years of the Spitfire at Duxford

On August 4, 1938, the operational history of the Spitfire began with Duxford’s No. 19 Squadron

Shuttleworth hosts revolutionary drive-in airshow

Historic aviation events are back, social distance style! But don’t worry if you missed it – we went along and videoed it

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Ilyushin Il-2: the aircraft that outnumbered the Spitfire and Hurricane

Joseph Stalin called it the aircraft “as essential to the Red Army as air and bread” and a formation of them once took out 70 tanks in 20 minutes. So why does it feel like the world has forgotten the Ilyushin Il-2?

Battle of Britain event is back!

Aero Legends returns in Kent on September 25-27 with socially distanced show still allowing for 10,000 people per day.

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Military

Boeing awarded Thai Army AH-6 order

Boeing has been awarded a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to provide AH-6 helicopters to the Royal Thai Army. The $103,774,884 deal was awarded by US Army Contracting Command on February 18

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The military ISR applications of the Global Express family

The sale of five ex-RAF Sentinel R1s to Raytheon USA/Bombardier rather than be scrapped has focused AFM's attention on the military ISR applications of the Global Express family. Key.Aero reports

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Combat Aircraft Journal April 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Commercial

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From Washington to Watford: NATO at 70

The NATO Leaders' Meeting had added significance in 2019...

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Aviation News January 2020

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Boeing 747SPs at Heathrow

The Boeing 747SP has never been a common sight, even at major international airports. Barry Lloyd reviews the history of this rare Jumbo variant and its connection with Heathrow.

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Luxair beating adversity through diversity

With a variety of revenue streams, Luxair Group has maintained an impressive growth record in recent years...

Jumbo Generations: 50 Years of the Boeing 747 at Heathrow

Since the first Pan Am 747 landed at Heathrow on January 12, 1970, the iconic Jumbo has been a constant presence at the London airport. Aviation News presents a showcase of some of the many airlines and 747 variants that have graced the capital’s main airport over the last 50 years.

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Flight Simulation

ERJ Family Upgraded

X-Crafts has announced version 1.14 of the ERJ Family for X-Plane is now available.

Fokker 50 touches down in X-Plane

Carenado has announced the F50 for X-Plane 11 is now available.

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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."