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Historic

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1935 RAF Review: By Royal Appointment

Held at Mildenhall and Duxford 85 years ago this July...

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Aeroplane News from July 1940

Ben Dunnell looks back 80 years to see how The Aeroplane covered the momentous events of 1940...

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Insight: Wings and wheels

He was the great innovator of Grand Prix racing...

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PROFILE: Ray Hanna

Ray Hanna was already a great by the time he piloted Spitfire IX MH434...

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Airliner History: Shanghai Y-10

With the Shanghai Y-10, China hoped to show the world...

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Military

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US Central Command protects US military bases in Iraq and Syria

As the world welcomed a new year, US Central Command was amassing combat aircraft to help protect military installations in the Middle East, preparing for possible attacks in the region. We detail how American airpower played an instrumental role in countering the threat

ATAC Mirage F1CR crashes

A DASSAULT Mirage F1CR operated by military contractor Airborne Tactical Advantage Co (ATAC) crashed near Buckeye, about 30 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona, at approximately 1111hrs local time during a routine training mission on February 10.

First Dutch Reaper accepted

THE FIRST General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9A Reaper for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has been officially acquired from the manufacturer.

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Commercial

LAX Upgrades Continue

AS PART of its expansion and renovation, Los Angeles International...

Dublin Debuts Premier Lounge

DUBLIN AIRPORT has opened a new premium lounge for business and...

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Dade County Delights

Snapshot Earlier this year regular contributor Tom Singfield...

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UK Visitors

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports...

Investment Firm In Liverpool Stake

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT management company Ancala Partners...

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Flight Simulation

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xEnviro

An environmental game-changer

London City Airport for X-Plane 11

The latest UK destination to be released by Orbx is EGLC London...

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PC Pilot Issue 123 Letters

Here's a round up of letters PC Pilot has lately received

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Upcoming Events

Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. 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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

Airshow

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, United States

US Marine Corps airshow

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."