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Weapons and Tactics of the English Electric Lightning

Chris Gibson examines how the weaponry of the English Electric Lightning developed

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Tall Tails

The introduction of the English Electric Lightning marked a watershed...

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US and Canadian airshows

The 70th anniversary of the US Air Force is an obvious focus...

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Future assured for Vulcan at Wellesbourne

Avro Vulcan B.2 XM655 is currently safe at its Wellesbourne Mountford...

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Magister unveiled at Dutch museum

In late December, Fouga Magister ‘MT51’ was put on display...

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Military

ANALYSIS: Iran/US escalation and mobilisation

Tensions are at a critical level in the Middle East following a US drone strike – authorised by US President Donald Trump – that killed General Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), sparking a major escalation of the long-running stand-off between the two countries.

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Combat Aircraft Journal February 2020

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India bids farewell to the MiG-27

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has retired its final Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27ML UPG variable-geometry ground-attack aircraft, following a ceremony at Jodhpur Air Force Station, Rajasthan, on December 27.

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Eventful Week for UK Mustang

Mustang N51BS making its first flight from Sywell on May 22....

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New Models and Upgrades Unveiled in Geneva

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced two new Global business...

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Heathrow and Manchester Growth for Virgin

Virgin Atlantic is adding three new long-haul services from Heathrow...

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More Moroccan F-16s?

Reports from North Africa suggest the Royal Moroccan Air Force...

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Smart New Livery for Strikemaster

BAC Strikemaster 82A G-SOAF, which made its debut at Abingdon...

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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!"

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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...".

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."