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Historic

Typhoon project goes public

SPECIAL REPORT The Typhoon project laid out in the Boultbeehangar...

Polish ace scheme for BBMF Spitfire XVI

On 8 November it was announced that the Battle of BritainMemorial...

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AEROPLANE MEETS ROLF MEUM

As the son of a flying father, it was no surprise that this amiable...

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Vietnam tribute Huey being returned to flight

Bell UH-1H 66-16823 featuring nose art by Russ Mowry. STEPHEN...

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Fairchild close to flight but tailwheel dilemma remains

Jim and Robert’s Fairchild UC-61K (Argus III) could fly later...

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Military

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The Arctic transporters

The 139th Airlift Squadron – part of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing – is probably the only flying unit that operates at opposite ends of the world.

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Postcard from Prague-Kbely

Bernd Kienle provides a photographic report from the 24. základna dopravního letectva (24. zDL, 24th Transport Aviation Base)
in Prague-Kbely

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AMX in Afghanistan

The Italian Air Force’s Task Group Black Cats were among the unsung heroes of the operation over Afghanistan

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Commercial

Final Spartan arrives, Poseidon deploys and F-35 training receives a boost

To mark 75 years since the establishment of 35 Squadron, an anniversary...

Aging champs of air supremacy

David C Isby reviews the US Air Force fleet of McDonnell Douglas...

Cargo upswing

RECENT WEEKS have seen further developments in the passenger...

KC-46A delays continue

One Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker successfully refuelled another...

Small diameter bomb finishes developmental testing

Raytheon’s GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II)...

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Upcoming Events

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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

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

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

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."