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Historic

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LET’S MAKE A MUSEUM…

Assistant editor Jamie Ewan visits the fledgling South Wales Aviation Museum...

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Above and Beyond: John 'Joe' Dalley

Graham Pitchfork recounts the experiences of a Spitfire reconnaissance pilot based in Malta...

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MILLIONAIRES AT WAR

Kathleen Hanser reveals how privileged Yale University students formed the first US naval aviation unit during World War One

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FlyPast reviews our pick of the things to spend your money on...

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Belgium’s Multi-Role Mirages

Gen Michel Mandl (ret’d), former Chief of Staff of the Belgian Air Force and a Mirage 5 pilot, recounts the type’s service with the air arm, which included helping British preparations for the Falklands War

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Military

Poland takes over Air Policing in Lithuania

Poland has taken over responsibility for NATO's Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission from Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania

RNLAF F-16s travel to Italy for training exercise

Between November 12-26 the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)/Royal Netherlands Air force (RNLAF) sent multiple F-16AM (MLU) Fighting Falcons over to Gioia del Colle Air Base, Italy, for Exercise Gioia Falcon

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Swiss Hornets practise low-level flying during Yorknite 2021

For the third year running, RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire is hosting the Swiss Air Force and its Exercise Yorknite, which (as its title suggests) is predominantly for night flying training.

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Commercial

Japan National Police Agency orders a Bell 412EPX

A CEREMONY held at the Paris Air Show on June 19, 2019, celebrated...

Electric dreams

ONE OF the most active areas in the aerospace industry right...

Learjet 75 Liberty launched

Bombardier’s newly launched Learjet 75 Liberty light jet. Bombardier...

Colourful tails at Wittmundhafen

Wittmundhafen-based Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 71 Richthofen...

Argentina re-engines Pucará

IA-58H Pucará prototype AX-561 has been given a smart new coat...

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Flight Simulation

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MilViz’s FG-1D Corsair

Bent-wing beauty! ADD-ON FOR PREPAR3D

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Challenging Airports - Valdez Alaska (PAVD)

Flying MilViz’s DHC-3 Otter, we take a look at Valdez, a small fishing town in southern Alaska that features a major oil export terminal, diverse wildlife, glaciers and world-class backcountry skiing.

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OctopusG’s Antonov AN-2

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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."

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."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." 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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."