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The Schoolmaster

Called up for wartime service, the Rapide became the hard-working...

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HUMBERSIDE WINGS

GLORY DAYS PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES MICK BRITTON presents photos...

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LET THEIR GLORY NOT FADE

Jamie Ewan joined the Historic Army Aircraft Flight at Middle...

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Museum repaints Vulcan as Spitfire replica arrives

The North East Land, Sea & Air Museums (NELSAM), based on the...

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Atlas and DC-3 flypast marks Berlin Airlift anniversary

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Fassberg in Germany...

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Military

Avro Vulcan pilot John LeBrun on bomb loads

Whilst the Vulcan was capable of carrying conventional payloads, it originally formed the backbone of Britain’s nuclear deterrent, as retired Vulcan pilot John LeBrun discusses

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RAF Shadow R1 Fleet to be upgraded and increased

The RAF’s fleet of six modified Beechcraft King Air 350CER Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) platforms known as the Shadow R1 is to be increased and upgraded after a £110m contract is awarded to Raytheon UK on November 3

First operational test mission for the F-15EX

Full, large scale operational tests with the US Air Force’s first two Boeing F-15EX Eagle IIs recently got underway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The 57th Wing at Nellis announced on October 22 that the new type’s first-ever operational test missions were being undertaken at Nellis from October 18-25, paired with F-15Cs and F-15Es

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Commercial

HH-60W first flight

Sikorsky announced on May 17, 2019, that its HH-60W Combat Search...

Spain joins Franco- German FCAS programme

The governments of France and Germany officially welcomed Spain...

By bizjet on biofuel

Gulfstream business jets have set more speed records using alternative...

Third Nigerian AW109E

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will soon be taking delivery of...

T-Heron and Hermes 45

Two Israeli companies have recently launched new tactical unmanned...

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! ...

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Carenado Cheyenne II

The aircraft prized for its performance, utility and economy...

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Back to Basics - Stage 1, Lesson 5

This issue covers some more advanced skills that are essential...

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ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, 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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."