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Historic

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Project Vanguard

Max Waldron describes the preparation of a Lightning for a new...

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The birth of stealth: Lockheed and the CIA

Paul Crickmore explains early US efforts to hide aircraft from radar following the shooting down of Gary Powers’ U-2.

Another Spitfire for Duxford

Spitfire IXT PT462/G-CTIX leaving Duxford after one of its previous...

NORWEGIAN STORCH FLIES AGAIN

Tor Nørstegård airborne in Storch LN-WNS near Kjeller on 7...

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Life in the ‘V-Force’

The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Indonesian confrontation, ‘Western Rangers’ and new tactics — 1962-63 was quite a time to join No XV Squadron on the Victor B1A. In the first of two features this month on life in the ‘V-Force’, one of the RAF’s most experienced navigators recalls his first tour

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Military

Northrop floats MQ-Next concepts

Northrop Grumman has revealed unmanned aircraft system (UAS) concepts of long unrefuelled ranges, mission endurances greater than 24hrs, robust mission systems, a weapons capacity, open mission systems architectures and a vision vehicle image.

UAS makes historic first landing at international airport

An Israel Aerospace Industries-produced Heron unmanned aerial system made history on September 16, when it became the first UAS to land at a major international airport.

Apache Longbow radar finds export orders

Morocco, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India are to receive AN/APG-78 Longbow Fire Control Radar (FCR) systems for their Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters under four contracts worth $164.6m announced in September. 

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Commercial

US Air Force wants more Gulfstream jets

The US Air Force issued a request for information (RFI) on August...

India issues RFP for Ka-226T helicopters

The Indian Defence Ministry has issued a request for proposal...

Qantas fleet plans

Qantas has introduced the Boeing 787-9 into service, and the...

Philippine SABIR system

The US Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Y Kim formally revealed...

Multirole Typhoon

Riccardo Niccoli describes Luftwaffe plans for its Eurofighter...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

Meeting Aérien ‘Le Temps des Hélices’

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La Ferté-Alais, France

The event website states: "Every morning, the public can get closer to the planes via the static exhibition and interact with the pilots and mechanics...The afternoon is specially dedicated to flight presentations with a show lasting more than 5 hours including around a hundred aircraft flying in the skies of Essonne. The show unfolds through thematic scenes the history of aeronautics, from the time of the pioneers to the latest generation of civil and military aircraft."