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LITTLE GNAT… BIG BITE

The Finnish Air Force’s operation of the Folland Gnat fighter...

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Tanker, transport, spyplane, rescue platform and more

IN SERVICE BOEING C-97 XC-97 The first XC-97, 43-27470, was...

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Canadian Spitfire destined to fly this year

Ken Wood (left) and mechanic Pat Tenger place the top cowling...

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Trident project advances at Jet Age Museum

The forward fuselage of Trident G-AWZU at the Jet Age Museum....

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Polish ‘MiG’ delivered to US museum

PZL-Mielec Lim-5 1010, a Polish-built version of the Mikoyan-Gurevich...

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East Sale's Trainer Transition

Patrick Dirksen and Frank Mink were invited to Royal Australian Air Force Base East Sale, Victoria, to witness operations by the PC-21 and learn more about the benefits of the new training system that comes with it.

USAF introduces Jolly Green II, awards LRIP Lot 2 contract

The US Air Force (USAF) has named the HH-60W – its new combat rescue helicopter – and has awarded Sikorsky a second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract as flight-testing continues.

Dragon Lady completes SYERS-2C upgrades

The latest variant of Collins Aerospace’s Senior Year Electro-optical Reconnaissance System (SYERS) sensor, SYERS-2C, has completed flight testing and its first deployment on a USAF Lockheed U-2S Dragon Lady.

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Commercial

Ospreys on offer

An Estonian soldier is hoisted up to a US Air Force CV-22 Osprey,...

NATO faces a growing Russian threat

The United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) announced it has...

Greece buys Tecnam trainers

Greece’s Elliniki Polemiki Aeroporia (Hellenic Air Force) is...

Leonardo delivers first Commando Merlin

Commando Merlin HC4 ZJ129/N during the ceremony. Ian Harding...

BelugaXL ground tests

The nose of the first Airbus BelugaXL F-WBXL was lifted off the...

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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."

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