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Historic

TRIALS METEOR COMPLETED

Meteor NF11 WD686 outside one of the 100-year-old Belfast truss...

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Events 2019

Clive Denney brings in the majestic DH9 at the close of its Old...

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AEROPLANE meets KEITH SKILLING

Flying DC-3s and Bristol Freighters gave this New Zealander an...

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GROUND TRIALS AND PRESERVATION

DATAFILE XD145 was released to the Rocket Propulsion Establishment...

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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Military

Lockheed Martin awarded $10.8bn F-22 contract

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $10,8bn indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract on November 5 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre for Advanced Raptor Enhancement and Sustainment (ARES) for the F-22 Programme Office

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Incredible C-130J image among winners of 2021 RAF photo competition

After receiving nearly 1,500 submissions, judges of the 2021 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition have chosen their winners.

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Lockheed RB-69A: the spy plane the CIA used over China

The little-known RB-69A was used by the CIA and Republic of China Air Force to mount covert overflights across mainland China. Dr Kevin Wright explores the career of the USAF type that never was

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Commercial

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BUSINESS IS BOOMING

News Review • Business Aviation A sell-out static display...

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Air Safety

Reports and details of recent incidents. Progress Made but...

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Flying into the Future

CENTENARY As British Airways marks a centenary of international...

MRJ becomes the SpaceJet

PARIS INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW 2019 The SpaceJet M90 is...

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Unsurprisingly, given the significance of the story, there has...

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Flight Simulation

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Challenging Airports - Ísafjörður Iceland (BIIS)

Challenging Airports - Ísafjörður Iceland (BIIS)

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Letters

COMMS Dear PC Pilot I am a subscriber to PC Pilot, which...

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Orbx Global South America openLC

Orbx Global South America openLC - A South American Odyssey.

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

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."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."