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Historic

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Gate guard Mirage returned to service colours

Dassault Mirage IIICJ C-715, currently on display as a ‘gate...

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Argentine gate guard restored for display

Morane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris ‘E-232’ on display in Argentina....

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Determined to Display

Richard Paver visits the North Weald-based Gnat Display Team...

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Battered, but Unbeaten

Chris Gilson puts the Yorkshire Air Museum team on the trail...

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Bravely in Action

Andrew Thomas chronicles the hazardous operations of 42 Squadron...

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Military

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TEST NIGHTHAWK

Lockheed YF-117A Nighthawk serial 79-10783 was the fourth of...

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AIR International January 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

First Eurofighter in Kuwaiti configuration takes flight

The first Kuwait-standard Eurofighter has taken to the air at Leonardo Aircraft Division’s flight-test centre at Turin-Caselle Airport, Italy.

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Commercial

J-15D aka J-17: The Sino-Growler

Noticeable in this image are the two huge electronic warfare...

AC-130 gunship disabled

US Air Force Special Operations Command AC-130 gunships operating...

Russian MoD Il-112Vs

The Russian MoD intends to procure over 100 Ilyushin Il-112V...

Finland fighter procurement request for quotations

In April, Finland’s HX fighter procurement programme asked...

Ka-226T configuration finalised

Russian Helicopters announced on April 11, 2018, that the Indian...

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Flight Simulation

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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."