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Historic

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Nimrod arrival leads changes at Manston

The Buzz News from the World of Aviation Heritage

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The smallest jet ever?

It was five metres long, made of wood and only took a month to build. Key.Aero celebrates the tiny but mighty Pa 49 Katy

Fairey Barracuda VS. Curtiss Helldiver

This week we’re comparing the Fairey Barracuda to the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver...

One man’s untold World War II story

Walter Henry Layne volunteered for duty as Aircrew with the RAF the moment Neville Chamberlain announced a state of war on September 3, 1949. His son David tells his incredible story in this first instalment of a three-part story for MyPast…

FlyPast Podcast Episode 5

The team talk Vulcans, aviation characters... and the one airshow they'd love to have back this summer.

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Military

Swedish Air Force JAS39C Gripen News Premium

Why Finland and Sweden are joining NATO

It is increasingly likely that both Sweden and Finland will be fast-tracked to NATO membership by the end of June. Key Aero examines the reasons behind their decision to join the alliance

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USMC makes aviation adjustments under Force Design 2030

The US Marine Corps has released the annual update to its Force Design 2030 modernisation strategy, which included a number of adjustments to its aviation strategy based on research conducted over the last two-and-a-half years

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 93

Welcome to the 93rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Commercial

Fancy a Trip on Qantas' Final 747 Flight? Here's How

Australian flag carrier Qantas has unveiled a programme of events to mark the retirement of its final Boeing 747.

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The Lava-Proof Box Aviation Couldn’t Do Without

Designed to withstand temperatures of over 1,000 degrees Celsius and the weight of a rhino, black boxes have assisted air crash investigators for the last 50 years. But, as Thomas Haynes discovers, their future could be even more impressive…

FAA Completes 737 MAX Certification Flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed a series of test flights for the Boeing 737 MAX that took place over the last three days.

Why PIA is Operating Flights to Europe After Being Banned

Today is the first day of a six-month ban on European flights for Pakistan’s national carrier as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) yesterday withdrew its Third Country Operator (TCO) authorisation.

BA Joins the Dreamliner Trio Club

British Airways has received its maiden Boeing 787-10, G-ZBLA (c/n 60637), after the widebody arrived at its London/Heathrow base on June 28.

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Flight Simulation

C90 GTX King Air Ready for Take-Off

Chilean developer, Carenado has unleashed the C90 GTX King Air for X-Plane 11.

Wycombe Air Park for X-Plane 11 Released

Orbx has revealed EGTB Wycombe Air Park for X-Plane 11 is out.

EPKK Kraków X V3 Out Now

Drzewiecki Design has released EPKK Kraków X V3 for FSX and Prepar3D.

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Upcoming Events

Royal Canadian Air Force - Cold Lake Air Show

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Cold Lake, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson - Arctic Thunder Air Show 2024

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Anchorage, United States

US military airshow

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow