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Successful engine run for Gatwick’s Shackleton

Gatwick Aviation Museum fired up Avro Shackleton MR.3 WR982 recently....

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’Parky’ makes his last flight with the BBMF

The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Flt Lt Antony ‘Parky’...

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Wartime Harvard being returned to flight

Matthew Boddington runs the engine of Harvard G-CPPM at Bruntingthorpe...

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Luck be a Lady

Steve Grivno concludes the story of the exploits of Crew 10 and...

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Setting the pace

Andy Hay artwork of a race-winning Harrier jump jet Harrier...

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Four-Dimensional Chess: UK Air Defence Exercises

RAF Phantom navigator Wg Cdr Steve Lungley (ret’d) talks to Dr Kevin Wright about organising these hugely complex large-scale exercises and also taking part in them while on the Phantom Force.

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AirForces Monthly September 2020

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DC-10 Tankers: Extending Airpower

Derived from the DC-10, the KC-10A has supported every major conflict involving US forces since entering service in 1981. As Dr Kevin Wright explains, the Extender has been vital to US force projection for nearly 40 years, while DC-10-based tankers have also served others users.

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Commercial

Show of force?

Babak Taghvaee reports on a Russian Naval exercise in the Eastern...

Su-25 tender

Krassimir Grozev and Alexander Mladenov detail Bulgaria’s tender...

Israel tests Rampage missile

Israel successfully flight-tested an air-launched ballistic missile...

Mi-26T2V maiden flight

On August 19, 2018, Russian Helicopters announced that Rosvertol...

IN BRIEF

EgyptAir Cargo receives first converted A330 freighter EgyptAir...

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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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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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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."

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."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

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."