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Historic

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Suicide Squad

Inside Stories ‘RAMM’ FIGHTERS. Ian Baxter tells the horrifying...

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Skydancing Stearmans

Inside Stories: AEROSUPERBATICS WINGWALKERS. Assistant Editor Jamie...

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ICE Aces

Inside Stories ANTARCTIC AVIATIONPioneering Antarctic aviators...

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IRIS II at Gan

Story Behind the Scene. Chris French, acclaimed aviation artist...

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Lancasters' mapping of Africa

AERIAL SURVEYS: Among the Avro Lancaster’s most ambitious postwar...

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Military

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Analysis: Russia's troubles with combat drone development

Widely known as a late adopter of unmanned air systems, the Russian military has struggled to field into service a plethora of new models

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An insight to the Lightning carrier concept aboard the USS Tripoli

As the USMC conducts tests for the Lightning Carrier concept aboard the USS Tripoli (LHA-7), Combat Aircraft Journal gains insight from the leaders involved

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The USMC is readying its AH-1Z Viper

The USMC is readying its AH-1Z aircrew for the near-peer fight role, as Combat Aircraft Journal reveals

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Commercial

London City Reveals Return Plans

London City Airport has announced plans to resume commercial operations from the end of June. The restart comes after the facility halted all flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 25.

Aviation Industry Blasts Quarantine Plans Ahead of Launch Next Week

The home secretary, Priti Patel has confirmed to MPs that the government’s 14-day quarantine plans will come into force on Monday (June 8) as planned. Speaking in the Commons this afternoon, Patel said that the country is “now more vulnerable to infections being brought in from abroad”.

Transport Minister Grilled by MPs Over BA Job Losses

UK transport minister, Kelly Tolhurst has said the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) was “not designed” to allow companies to put their workers on furlough, only to then serve them with a notice of redundancy.

Delta's 'Mad Dogs' Make Early Exit

Delta Air Lines has operated its final McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 scheduled flights ahead of the type’s retirement. The final MD-90 service – aptly numbered DL90 – arrived in Atlanta from Houston on June 2 and the last MD-88 rotation returned from Washington/Dulles shortly after.

Hong Kong Reopens to Transit Travellers

Starting from today (June 1), Hong Kong International is gradually resuming transit services to some passengers after they were suspended at the hub on March 25 in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Flight Simulation

Karachi for Prepar3D

MSK Productions has announced Jinnah Intl Airport Karachi is now available for Prepar3D version 4.

Geneva professional for Prepar3D V4 Updated

Aerosoft has released a new update for Geneva professional.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – Snow Confirmed

In the latest video teaser, the Microsoft Flight Simulator development team has confirmed seasons will feature in the upcoming simulator,

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

CANCELLED - Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

CANCELLED - The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

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."

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow