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Historic

Round-the-world Spitfire flies

John Romain up in Spitfire MJ271 at Duxford on 27 June, its first...

High-level support for Tangmere tower

The Save Tangmere Tower campaign received a major boost in mid-June,...

Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

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‘L-Birds’ back to Normandy

L-BIRDS From all over Europe they came to northern France...

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RACE FOR THE SKY LICE

AEROPLANE Archive Ben Dunnell explores The Aeroplane’s...

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Military

Finnish Hornets and Hawks participate in LFÖ21

The Finnish Air Force has deployed six Boeing F/A-18C Hornet multi-role fighters and three BAE Systems Hawk Mk51/A jet trainers to the Swedish Air Force's Luftförsvarsövning 21 (LFÖ 21, Air Defence Exercise 21)

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Vertical limits – BlueBird Aero Systems and VTOL technology

Militaries worldwide are moving to the adoption of fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial systems capabilities Joe Charlaff speaks with BlueBird Aero Systems on emerging trends

KC-46A Pegasus approved to refuel F-15 and F-16 receivers

The KC-46A Pegasus has been approved to refuel F-15 and F-16 receivers following a decision by Gen Mike Minihan, commander of the USAF's Air Mobility Command, to allow another interim capability release mission set for the tanker

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Commercial

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Aviation Artists Gather for 2019 Exhibition

The Guild of Aviation Artists is holding its annual Aviation...

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FlyArystan Takes to the Air

FlyArystan, the new low-cost subsidiary of Air Astana, has performed...

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Tigers Meet in France

Belgian F-16AM (MLU), FA-116, roars off the runway at Mont-de-Marsan...

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Royal Navy Reliant Returns to Flight

PRESERVATION Reliant NC1141 served with the Royal Navy...

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Essex Marshes Give Up Battle of Britain Hurricane

Nearly 79 years after it was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf...

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Flight Simulation

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NORTHERN GERMANY

Preparing to depart Berlin’s Tegel airport in our special PC...

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Spitfire Supreme!

Eagle Dynamics’ DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX In aviation terms,...

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ORBX VALDEZ PIONEER FIELD

An introduction to Southern Alaska

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Upcoming Events

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."