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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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Great War Treasure

FROM THE WORKSHOP DH.9 Darren Harbar goes air-to-air with...

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NOTHING WAS IMPOSSIBLE

WORLD WAR TWO ARMY FLYING DR DAVID PASLEY DESCRIBES HOW THE...

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Fairey Gannet Airborne Early Warning

Fairey Gannet AEW Andrew Thomas describes the development...

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Starfighter receiving attention in Greece

PHOTO-TONY SACKETOS The Hellenic Air Force Museum at Tatoi-Dekelia...

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Military

Boeing’s Loyal Wingman makes progress in flight testing

Boeing Australia has announced the expansion to the flight-test programme of Boeing’s Airpower Teaming System, known as the Loyal Wingman, following the completion of two separate flight missions at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Woomera range in South Australia

Avro Vulcan pilot John LeBrun on bomb loads

Whilst the Vulcan was capable of carrying conventional payloads, it originally formed the backbone of Britain’s nuclear deterrent, as retired Vulcan pilot John LeBrun discusses

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RAF Shadow R1 Fleet to be upgraded and increased

The RAF’s fleet of six modified Beechcraft King Air 350CER Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) platforms known as the Shadow R1 is to be increased and upgraded after a £110m contract is awarded to Raytheon UK on November 3

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Swedavia’s Green Credentials

SWEDISH AIRPORT operator, Swedavia, was intending to refuel aircraft...

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Advancing Adelaide

Adelaide Airport is one of Australia’s most modern aviation...

Brazil’s upgraded E-99M

The first Embraer E-99 (EMB- 145) airborne early warning and...

A321XLR: longest-range narrowbody

Airbus’ newly launched A321XLR will have the longest range...

Saab withdraws from Swiss fighter competition

Saab will not participate in the competition to select Switzerland’s...

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Flight Simulation

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Upgrading Your PC

Jessica Bannister-Pearce describes her new custom-built PC ...

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Prepar3D Version 4

Preparing for the future Ever since Lockheed Martin...

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Back to Basics Stage 1 – Lesson 6

This issue we start a discussion on landing techniques…

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Duxford Flying Evening

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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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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."