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Historic

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Belgian attraction welcomes Starfighter and Alpha Jet

The First Wing Historic Center at Beauvechain airbase in Belgium...

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ABOVE AND BEYOND

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS PETER CUNDY GRAHAM PITCHFORK REFLECTS...

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FORK-TAILED PHOTOGRAPHY

AERIAL RECCE LOCKHEED F-4/F-5 CAMERA-TOTING F-4 AND F-5 RECCE...

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Historic two-seat Harrier offered for sale by Jet Art Aviation

Hawker Harrier XW715 is available to purchase from Yorkshire-based...

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’Nose job’ for Whirlwind as Dragonfly restoration starts

Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 XP345 with the Vokes-Air filter door...

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Military

Romanian IAR-330 helicopter News Premium

Romania continues IAR-330L sustainment ahead of post-2030 replacement

Romania will operate its IAR-330L helicopters into the 2030s before considering a replacement of the type, as the Ministry of Defence awards a contract to IAR Brasov for sustainment services as part of an ongoing maintenance programme

Saudi Arabia seeks AMRAAM top-up

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of AIM-120C Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles to Saudi Arabia for an estimated cost of $650m

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 25

In Episode 25 of the Air Warrior Podcast we are in conversation with US red air provider Airborne Tactical Advantage Company on the company’s operations, assets, and future opportunities in the combat training market.

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Commercial

T-Heron and Hermes 45

Two Israeli companies have recently launched new tactical unmanned...

Norwegian AW101s

MILITARY NORWEGIAN AW101 Ian Harding details how Leonardo...

Airbus corporate helicopter sales and deliveries

Alfie Best’s ACH130, appropriately registered G-IPSE, is painted...

Heads up

UNMANNED TRAFFIC management (UTM) is an increasingly prominent...

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ePassport Gates Extended

THE UK government has expanded the use of ePassport gates to...

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Flight Simulation

Salvador for X-Plane

SBSV – Salvador / Bahia International Airport in Brazil, is now available for X-Plane.

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English Electric Lightning T5

More thunder from the Lightning Depending on your proclivity,...

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Fly Virtual

“Any Aircraft, Any Airline, Any Route, Any Time… No B.S.”...

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Upcoming Events

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."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

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...".

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."

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."