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Historic

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Above and Beyond - Ulric Cross

The gallantry of Trinidad’s Philip Louis Ulric Cross was twice...

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Serious About Seafires

Restoration Scene: In recent years the airworthy Seafire population...

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Handley Page Pioneer

Inside Stories by Frank Thomas Digby. Roger Taylor details just...

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Lancaster 'Just Jane' - Return to Flight Project

British skies are destined to be blessed by a second airworthy Avro Lancaster, the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s magnificent ‘Just Jane’. Steve Beebee spoke to project leader Andrew Panton, with photography by Martin Keen

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Suicide Squad

Inside Stories ‘RAMM’ FIGHTERS. Ian Baxter tells the horrifying...

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Military

Sixth upgraded Kazakh L-39 flies in full colours

Aero Vodochody has completed the overhaul and upgrade of the sixth of ten Kazakhstan Air Force L-39Cs that are being fitted with a GenesyS avionics system.

Enhanced air policing F-16 swap over

As Russian aggression in Ukraine shows no sign of abating, there has been a swap over of US Air Force F-16CMs at Fetesti Air Base in Romania to continue operating in support of NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing (EAP) mission in the Black Sea region

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Russian Sukhoi fighter profiles

Combat Aircraft Journal brings insight into the roles and capabilities of Sukhoi jets within Russia's inventory.

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Commercial

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SPEEDBIRD 001: The Legacy Lives On

There is perhaps no other flight number more iconic than BA001...

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Opening Skies Over Africa

While Africa’s civil aviation sector continues to grow it faces mounting challenges...

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Cut Up in the Cotswolds

As more than 800 737 MAXs are poised to return to service and...

European Air Traffic Showing Signs of Recovery

The number of daily flights in Europe edged above 6,000 per day for the first time since March 24, showing that the recovery in air travel across the region is beginning to take shape. Data from EUROCONTROL shows that on June 2, traffic levels increased above that figure and stayed there for four days in a row.

Eastern Airways Sets Sights on Southampton Restart

UK regional airline, Eastern Airways will resume its growing network of routes from Southampton Airport from June 22. The Humberside-based carrier is expected to relaunch an initial daily weekday service to Belfast/City, Manchester, Newcastle and Aberdeen followed by a further increase in destinations at later dates.

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Flight Simulation

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Interview with Aerosoft

Winfried Diekmann discusses Aerosoft’s past and future projects

Flight Sim 2019

For many flight simulator enthusiasts, the Flight Sim show at RAF Cosford in the UK is a staple in their annual simulator diets.

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Carenado’s F50

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.