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Historic

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Above and Beyond - Ulric Cross

The gallantry of Trinidad’s Philip Louis Ulric Cross was twice...

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Serious About Seafires

Restoration Scene: In recent years the airworthy Seafire population...

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Handley Page Pioneer

Inside Stories by Frank Thomas Digby. Roger Taylor details just...

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Lancaster 'Just Jane' - Return to Flight Project

British skies are destined to be blessed by a second airworthy Avro Lancaster, the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s magnificent ‘Just Jane’. Steve Beebee spoke to project leader Andrew Panton, with photography by Martin Keen

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Suicide Squad

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

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Military

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Spatial awareness: The UK's defence space strategy

After many months of speculation as to where the UK’s Defence Space Strategy might head, the government earlier this year revealed which future capabilities are to be developed

Sixth upgraded Kazakh L-39 flies in full colours

Aero Vodochody has completed the overhaul and upgrade of the sixth of ten Kazakhstan Air Force L-39Cs that are being fitted with a GenesyS avionics system.

Enhanced air policing F-16 swap over

As Russian aggression in Ukraine shows no sign of abating, there has been a swap over of US Air Force F-16CMs at Fetesti Air Base in Romania to continue operating in support of NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing (EAP) mission in the Black Sea region

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Commercial

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From Dubai to the World

Airliner World’s Gordon Smith speaks with Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president of cargo...

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From Bus Station to Aviation

Long before Southwest Airlines, Ryanair and AirAsia, there was Skyways Coach-Air...

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The Spoils of War (and What the War Spoiled)

An unusual event in the history of a Boeing 727-200 in Air Salvage International's care...

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Maintaining the Edge

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Qatar Airways' network has been more resolute than most...

European Air Traffic Showing Signs of Recovery

The number of daily flights in Europe edged above 6,000 per day for the first time since March 24, showing that the recovery in air travel across the region is beginning to take shape. Data from EUROCONTROL shows that on June 2, traffic levels increased above that figure and stayed there for four days in a row.

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Flight Simulation

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Eagle Dynamics Interview

DCS World in 2019 and 2020

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Challenging Airports - Saint-Tropez, La Mole (LFTZ)

In the south of France, the sun-drenched shores of Saint-Tropez is the point of entry for the rich and famous that will take helicopter transfers to their private yachts moored offshore.

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Back to Basics - Series 2 Lesson 9

Using real world techniques to navigate in Flight Simulator

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