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Historic

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Swords into Ploughshares

CLASSICS Auster G-AGTOWhen its present owners bought Auster 5J1...

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A DAY FOR THE AGES

RETROSPECTIVE German aircraft exhibitionIt was the ticket of...

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ROYAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY RE8

Bomb-toting Daimler-built RE8 B5106...

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Pocket Rocket

Pilot report by Pfalz D.VIII

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HangarTalk: Aeroplane January 2021

CommentComment on historic aviation by the chief executive of...

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Military

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Reinforcing Europe: How the USAF has helped bolster NATO's eastern flank

Babak Taghvaee details how USAF fighters, tankers and intelligence-gathering aircraft have been used to bolster NATO’s eastern flank in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Romania suspends all MiG-21 LanceR flight operations

The Romanian Air Force has suspended all flight activities with its ageing Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Lancer B/C fleet to improve aviation safety and prevent further attrition events involving the Soviet-era fighter

Production of first two RNZAF Poseidons gets underway

The Royal New Zealand Air Force's first and second P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft are now being manufactured by Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems teams in the US

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Commercial

Prototype aircraft tow tractors on trial

The prototypes of two fully electric aircraft pushback tractors...

Lagardere reopens ‘test case’ stores in Australia and New Zealand

After closing all bar one store in the Pacific due to the COVID-19...

Airport Rescue

American airports are receiving US$10 billion to help them survive...

Duty OF CARE

‘Care, but no scare’ is the mantra needed for the post-pandemic...

New UVC light kits for security checkpoints

New light kits that are said to be capable of destroying up to...

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Flight Simulation

Robin DR400 Touches Down in X-Plane

Just Flight has announced the Robin DR400 is now available for X-Plane 11.

Piper Cub Takes Flight in Prepar3D

A2A Simulations has released the Accu-sim J3 Cub for Prepar3D version 4.

MilViz Aircraft Now Available On Orbx

Orbx and MilViz have entered a partnership enabling customers to purchase MilViz products via Orbx Central.

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IWM Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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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."

IWM Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. 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."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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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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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".