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Historic

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WORKSHOP: GOING THE EXTRA MILES

It was testament to the excellent work done by the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre...

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AIRLINE HISTORY: 'BROTHER, IT’S JUST SWELL'

That was an American passenger’s reaction to a very British aircraft...

A Big Spitfire Thank You

A major fundraising campaign for the NHS will make an airworthy reconnaissance Spitfire its centrepiece.

Was the world’s largest tank battle won in the air?

The Battle of Kursk involved over 6000 tanks. But high above them, writes Josie May, the tussle for air superiority played a critical role in the outcome.

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN AT 80: Nap of the Earth Attack

The efforts of the Luftwaffe resulted in August 18, 1940, being described as the hardest day...

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Military

An order for the Rafale is expected from Indonesia. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Cribelar News Premium

EXCLUSIVE: Indonesia Rafale announcement imminent

Indonesia is set to purchase the Dassault Rafale multirole fighter according to Key.Aero sources, although the number, which was originally believed to be 30, has not been confirmed.

First two Croatian Black Hawks delivered

CROATIA HAS taken delivery of its first two Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks.

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NASA pilot reveals what the ER-2 is like to fly

What is involved in operating the NASA ER-2 at very high altitude? Mark Broadbent speaks with a pilot to find out

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Commercial

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The Cook Family Photo Album

While Thomas Cook first began organising excursions in 1841,...

Delta First to be Skywise

Airbus and Delta Air Lines are to form a digital alliance ...

Four Weeks, Four Airlines Collapse

Recording unprecedented growth this year is the number of airline failures ...

Going Transat’ For First UK Service

AIR TRANSAT becomes first airline to operate transatlantic scheduled services to the UK with Airbus A321LR

Fleet Milestone for Vietnam

VIETNAM AIRLINES has accepted its 100th aircraft...

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Flight Simulation

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Challenging Airports Annecy - France (LFLP)

Tucked away in the eastern corner of France, the city of Annecy is on the doorstep of the high Alps to the east, with the gorgeous namesake Lake Annecy to the southeast.

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Colimata’s Concorde

The Supersonic icon for X-Plane 11

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RAZBAM’S DCS MiG-19P Farmer

The first Soviet supersonic fighter ...

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Duxford Flying Finale

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The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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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."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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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."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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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."

Duxford Flying Evening

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The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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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."