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Historic

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MARK of a Master

IN MEMORY OF MARK HANNA TWENTY YEARS AGO MARK HANNA LOST HIS...

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Submarine Detective

Fairey Gannet This month’s Andy Hay artwork provides examples...

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Restoration work begins on Hawker Typhoon

The rear fuselage of Hawker Typhoon RB396 is being worked on...

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Belgian attraction welcomes Starfighter and Alpha Jet

The First Wing Historic Center at Beauvechain airbase in Belgium...

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ABOVE AND BEYOND

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS PETER CUNDY GRAHAM PITCHFORK REFLECTS...

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Military

Boeing’s Loyal Wingman makes progress in flight testing

Boeing Australia has announced the expansion to the flight-test programme of Boeing’s Airpower Teaming System, known as the Loyal Wingman, following the completion of two separate flight missions at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Woomera range in South Australia

Avro Vulcan pilot John LeBrun on bomb loads

Whilst the Vulcan was capable of carrying conventional payloads, it originally formed the backbone of Britain’s nuclear deterrent, as retired Vulcan pilot John LeBrun discusses

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RAF Shadow R1 Fleet to be upgraded and increased

The RAF’s fleet of six modified Beechcraft King Air 350CER Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) platforms known as the Shadow R1 is to be increased and upgraded after a £110m contract is awarded to Raytheon UK on November 3

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Commercial

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Qantas and American Joint Venture Within Weeks?

QANTAS AND American Airlines have said they welcome the US Department...

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Saarbrücken serving three countries

Luxair Bombardier Q400, LX-LGF (c/n 4349) is readied for departure...

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Guatemala’s main airport evolves

Expansion and modernisation of La Aurora International continues...

Bumps and grinds in the F-35 programme

The 400th Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft has been delivered. As...

Orders announcements

Virgin Atlantic’s order for A330neos was announced on the opening...

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Flight Simulation

Salvador for X-Plane

SBSV – Salvador / Bahia International Airport in Brazil, is now available for X-Plane.

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English Electric Lightning T5

More thunder from the Lightning Depending on your proclivity,...

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Fly Virtual

“Any Aircraft, Any Airline, Any Route, Any Time… No B.S.”...

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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."

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."