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Historic

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Groups join forces to restore rare British Phantom

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE McDonnell Douglas Phantom...

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AN EMOTIONAL JOURNEY

REJUVENATED CLASSIC STUNNING FILM THE COLD BLUE HAS HAD A...

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An in-depth profile of the de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide

Still earning its keep after 80 years, the Rapide is an enduring workhorse, as Ken Ellis explains

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Lyrical Legends

AIRSHOW FLYING LEGENDS FlyPast presents images from the 27th...

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TOUGH AS OLD BOOTS

DHC–2 BEAVER Three decades after its retirement from frontline...

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Military

Norwegian Air Force F-35As carry out first live Intercept

Fourth and fifth generation aircraft of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) intercepted a large group of Russian aircraft on October 27. This was the first ever live intercept carried out by RNoAF F-35As in their own airspace

Japanese military pilots to be trained in Italy

In addition to Qatar and Germany, Japan has now agreed to send its military pilots to the Italian Air Force’s and Leonardo’s International Flight Training School (IFTS) for operational training

RAF A400M is air-to-air refuelled for the first time

A RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1, serial ‘ZM406’, has been refuelled whilst airborne for the first time. This milestone was achieved during recent trials conducted by 206 Squadron. The squadron is the test and evaluation squadron for heavy aircraft of the UK defence stationed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxford

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Commercial

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Turkish Delight

TUI AIRWAYS has announced it is to add a second weekly flight...

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Heathrow Invests in Cutting Edge Security Equipment

HEATHROW AIRPORT is rolling out the next generation of computed...

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Pulkovo gets Chinese Dozen

ST PETERSBURG’S Pulkovo Airport has added a 12th Chinese destination...

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New Zealand Snapshot

Seth Jaworski, a regular contributor to our sister title Airliner...

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Airport Screening: A Clearer Picture

Efficient CT screening at airports is essential to maximise security...

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Flight Simulation

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The lands of 50mph fog

Aleutian Islands flight adventure FLIGHT ADVENTURE ...

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Getting Started

To mark the redesign of PC Pilot, we took the opportunity to explain to newcomers what they will need to get into the world of flight simulation....

Austria Pro HD West

The land of mountains You can track along the Salzach...

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AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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...".

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

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."