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Historic

STORM BREWING

The sole surviving example of Finland’s only indigenous production...

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MAPPING THE ENEMY

“With our paint brushes”, said WAAF map-maker Kathlyn Hudson,...

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AEROPLANE meets KEITH SKILLING

Flying DC-3s and Bristol Freighters gave this New Zealander an...

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GROUND TRIALS AND PRESERVATION

DATAFILE XD145 was released to the Rocket Propulsion Establishment...

Pilot reunited with Greek Spitfire

At the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, work is gathering pace on...

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Military

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Lockheed RB-69A: the spy plane the CIA used over China

The little-known RB-69A was used by the CIA and Republic of China Air Force to mount covert overflights across mainland China. Dr Kevin Wright explores the career of the USAF type that never was

B-52s join B-1Bs during European Bomber Task Force mission

B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the USAF 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, currently deployed at Andersen AFB, Guam joined the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron’s (EBS) B-1B Lancers over the North Sea to support the Bomber Task Force (BTF) Europe series on November 10

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First Luftwaffe C-130J Super Hercules takes flight

Lockheed Martin has flown the first C-130J-30 Super Hercules for the German Luftwaffe. The aircraft, serial number 55+01 (c/n 5930), made its maiden flight from Marietta, Georgia, on November 8

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Commercial

Airbus at 50

Airbus recently marked 50 years since it was established with...

Malaysia and Philippines seek additional capabilities

ASIA Now in the twilight of its service with the active-duty...

Finland's 21st Century fighter

MILITARY FINLAND’S FUTURE FIGHTER Finland is about halfway...

German government ACJ350s

AIRBUS CORPORATE Jets announced at the European Business Aviation...

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Quieter Gatwick in 2018

Headline News IMPROVED OPERATIONAL procedures have...

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Flight Simulation

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Just Flight's C-46 Commando

Just Flight’s C-46 Commando...

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DCS Spitfire LF Mk IX Operation Epsom

DCS Epsom Campaign Key features: •12 historic missions taken...

Navigraph Adds Support for the QW 787

Following the release of the latest AIRAC 1711 cycle, Navigraph has announced it now supports the QualityWings Ultimate 787 Collection

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

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 Family Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Interactive ground activities on Saturday 10th, followed by a stunning air show on Sunday 11th. Enjoy a weekend of activities for the whole family including a thrilling air display, outdoor cinema, flight simulators, funfair with carousel and Ferris wheel, playground, children’s activities, and more!"

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Southport Air Show

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Southport, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "The annual Air Show takes place on Southport beach and is a weekend packed with entertainment! If you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids, as well as the flying programme, there is plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, climbing walls, assault courses and plenty more!"

AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."