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Historic

The Vampire and the jet age

Originally called the Spider Crab, the Vampire ushered in a new era for de Havilland, and was used by some air forces until the end of the 1980s.

Restoring a de Havilland Sea Venom

Getting a 1950s naval jet fighter back to its original condition is a painstaking business…

De Havilland's all-wooden wartime assault glider

In the pre-helicopter age, sending troops behind enemy lines meant packing them into a plywood glider like this…

The Mosquito’s 272kg bomb

Known as the ‘Highball’, only 200 were ever made. Watch footage of one that was raised up from the bottom of a Scottish loch – 74 years after being dropped by a Mosquito from 618 Squadron.

Made of wood, held together with four bolts: de Havilland’s WW2 game-changer

From being turned down by the Ministry of Defence to becoming de Havilland’s greatest wartime aircraft, the story behind the Mosquito – and the incredible engineering behind it – showed aviation ingenuity at its very best.

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Military

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Aircraft Report: Adversarial F-5 Tigers

The Northrop Grumman F-5 Tiger II has supported naval aviation training since 1975. Tom Kaminski explains how the platform has remained a core asset for training US combat pilots

USMC F/A-18C unit VMFA-312 deploy to Poland

After participating in major multinational NATO training exercise, Cold Response 22, Boeing F/A-18C Hornets from USMC VMFA-312 ‘Checkerboards’ have deployed to Lask Air Base in Poland

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Stingers and UAVs part of latest US package to Ukraine

The latest round of military aid deliveries from the US to Ukraine will include Stinger man-portable air defence systems and uncrewed aerial vehicles, as potential Russian war crimes in the country are uncovered

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Commercial

Airliner World April 2020 Feature Premium

Airliner World April 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Airports of the World Issue 88 - March-April 2020

Welcome to Airports of the World Issue 88 - March-April 2020

AIR International April 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

Coronavirus: Eight Unusual Flights You Might Have Missed

Thomas Haynes explores some of the more unique flights that have occurred during the pandemic.

EasyJet Grounds Entire Fleet

British low-cost airline, easyJet has grounded its entire fleet following unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Flight Simulation

Microsoft Flight Simulator November 7 Insider Update

The Microsoft development team has released additional screenshots of its upcoming flight simulator.

PMDG 737NGXu for Prepar3D v4 Out Now

PMDG has released the 737NGXu Base Package for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4.4 and above.

Infinite Flight Q4 2019 Development Update

Infinite Flight has released a status update on the upcoming 19.4 release.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

CFB Trenton - Quinte International Air Show 2024

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Trenton, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"