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Historic

The 75th Anniversary of VJ Day

After six years of fighting, with three of those against Japan, VJ Day would finally mark the end of World War II

Allied Aces and their aircraft

One flew for four different air forces, another flew so low he blew a lady’s washing off her line. Here are three of the most distinguished flying aces of World War 2...

F-117A stealth fighter joins Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Aerospace Museum in Utah took delivery of a retired US Air Force Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter on August 5

Aviation records that are still incredible

When Wilbur Wright reached a speed of 37mph back in 1905, little did he know what he’d started. Since then, humankind has pushed the limits of bravery, engineering and physics to go faster, higher and further.

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DATABASE: AVRO/HAWKER SIDDELEY 748 & ANDOVER

DATABASE: September 2020...

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Military

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Aces High: Inside the 'Red Air' F-16 operations of Top Aces

We report on the pilots of Arizona-based Top Aces, who are aggressively pitching the legendary F-16 Viper against some of the most advanced fighters in the world

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Israeli F-35I Adirs claim first air-to-air combat kill

The Israeli Air Force’s F-35I ‘Adir’ fleet has recorded its first air-to-air combat kill with the claimed shootdown of two Iranian uncrewed aerial vehicles outside of Israeli airspace

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The state of the Ukrainian Air Force before 2014 revolution

From the May 2014 issue of AirForces Monthly, Dr Séan Wilson/Prime Images, assisted by Vladimir Trendafilovski, reports on the status of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as it was before the revolution

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Commercial

Aiming high

Solar-powered aircraft designed to remain airborne for months...

Fossil Fuels, Electric Aircraft and Ion-Drives

Dave Unwin examines the power to fly...

First Look: Aeroflot A350 Breaks Cover

RUSSIAN FLAG carrier Aeroflot’s maiden Airbus A350 has been spotted leaving the paint shop sporting the company’s new corporate livery.

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Airliner World February 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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From Start to Finnish

A pilot's insight into a training partnership between two carriers

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Flight Simulation

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Challenging Airports - Akureyri (BIAR)

On this instalment of the Challenging Airports series, having wound our way around the globe, two years later we find ourselves revisiting Iceland.

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Just Flight’s PA-28R Turbo Arrow III & IV

Another pair of classic Pipers from...

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Just Flight’s PA-38 Tomahawk

Just Flight have faithfully recreated the Piper PA-38 Tomahawk for their simulation platform.

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Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

Airshow

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, United States

US Marine Corps airshow

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."