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Historic

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Indonesian Adventure

Former RAF supplier Michael Hamill shares fascinating photos...

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Reviving a trials workhorse

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection’s restoration of Meteor NF.11 WD686 is detailed by Hugh Trevor

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FlyPast Classics: Rotary legend

Malcolm V Lowe describes the development and service of the Westland Wessex...

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“Les Flèches Noires"

Ian Stark describes the exploits of the RAF’s Black Arrows...

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The 'Water Bolly'

Robert S Grant reveals how an example of the Canadian-built Bristol Blenheim – the Bolingbroke – was temporarily converted for waterborne trials...

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Military

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‘Black Knights’:First USMC F-35C unit to deploy aboard an aircraft carrier

We report on the USMC’s ‘Black Knights’ making history as the first USMC F-35C unit to deploy aboard an aircraft carrier

Russian 'Bear' cockpit video shows RAF Typhoon intercept

Incredible in-cockpit footage released by Russia's MOD shows RAF Typhoons shadowing Russian 'Bears'.

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Uncovering Russia's diverse fleet of sophisticated tactical air defence systems

We analyse the ground-based air defence platforms employed by the Russian military to protect land forces from air attacks and he highlights differences between the systems used by Russia and the NATO alliance

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Commercial

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Capital Gains

From a small municipal field championed by Pan American Airways...

777X first flight delayed to 2020

777X first flight delayed to 2020 The 777-9’s first flight...

Airlift for experts

Roberto Yáñez and Alex Rodríguez report from Zaragoza Air...

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Etihad Enhances LHR Frequency

(Photo Etihad Airways) ETIHAD AIRWAYS will add a fourth year-round...

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Tanzanian Return to Johannesburg

AFTER A hiatus of more than ten years, Air Tanzania has celebrated...

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Flight Simulation

DCS Flight Planning

CombatFlite is a new utility that makes mission planning in DCS faster and easier. You can plan the entire mission, either single or multi player, and it export it to DCS.

New Ultralight fox X-Plane Takes Flight

vFlyteAir has announced the Comco-Ikarus C42C for X-Plane 11 has been released.

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."