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Historic

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Fifty Years of the Biggles Biplane

Half a century ago, Charles Boddington took to the air from Sywell...

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

The SR53 was like no other aircraft ever built in the UK ...

Remembering Mark Hanna – extra pictures

The FlyPast pays tribute to OFMC’s Mark Hanna, an airshow legend who tragically lost his life 20 years ago this month.

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Unique VL Myrsky on show

The Myrsky MY-14 project has been put on display in Tikkakoski....

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Progress on Newark Buccaneer and Puma

Newark-based Buccaneer XN964 has been returned to its 1965 appearance....

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Military

B-52s join B-1Bs during European Bomber Task Force mission

B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the USAF 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, currently deployed at Andersen AFB, Guam joined the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron’s (EBS) B-1B Lancers over the North Sea to support the Bomber Task Force (BTF) Europe series on November 10

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First Luftwaffe C-130J Super Hercules takes flight

Lockheed Martin has flown the first C-130J-30 Super Hercules for the German Luftwaffe. The aircraft, serial number 55+01 (c/n 5930), made its maiden flight from Marietta, Georgia, on November 8

50th KC-46A delivery is one of first two for McGuire

A further milestone in the US Air Force KC-46A Pegasus programme has been reached with delivery of the first two aircraft to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL), New Jersey, for the 305th and 514th Air Mobility Wings (AMWs). These were the 49th and 50th KC-46A deliveries

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Commercial

Sweden to increase defence spending

Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultquist told journalists in...

Saab offers Finland two GlobalEyes

Saab’s offer to Finland for its HX Fighter Programme includes...

Lightning Dawn

Ian Harding visited RAF Marham to watch UK F-35Bs take offon...

Croatia begins Kiowa Warrior training

The Croatia Republic Ministry of Defence announced that the second...

IN BRIEF

De Havilland name returns Early June saw Bombardier complete...

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Flight Simulation

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Back to Basics Stage 1 – Lesson 7

This edition we discuss the circuit pattern in more detail…...

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Aerosoft's CRJ 700/900 X

Aerosoft’s short-haul jet is ready for take-off The...

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Air-Child VA

The VA that takes the concept of community to a whole new level...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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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."

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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 Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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 VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."