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Historic

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Lancaster fuselage delivered to East Kirkby

A view of the Lancaster’s port side. The forward fuselage...

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Record-breaking Yak formation in Spain

Nine Yakovlev Yak-52s flew together from Casarrubios aerodrome...

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Dutch ‘Colt’ restored in Chinese colours

The Cold War Museum’s newly restored Antonov An-2 on display...

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LIBERATING COMPANIONS

MANY SOUFFAN, ALAIN FAGES AND YVES DONJON PAY TRIBUTE TO FRANCE’S...

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NIGHT Hunters

WITH NO LESS THAN 20 ‘ACES’ IN THE UNIT, 85 SQUADRON WAS...

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Military

South Korea declares F-35A IOC

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has officially declared initial operational capability (IOC) with its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters, according to local media sources.

Raytheon to support U-2 ASARS-2A radar systems

The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted Raytheon to support the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System-2A (ASARS-2A) employed by the Lockheed U-2S Dragon Lady high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

Ireland orders C295 MPA pair

The Irish Department of Defence has announced it has ordered a pair of Airbus C295s, configured for maritime surveillance operations.

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Commercial

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Oz Boost for Air France

AIR FRANCE is set to further develop its presence across Asia...

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On the Move

AirX Charter’s much-travelled Boeing 737-505 9H-OME (c/n 24274)...

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Saudia Plans Fleet Expansion

Africa/Middle East SAUDI ARABIAN Airlines (Saudia) is looking...

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In brief

Chief executive Stefan Pichler says Royal Jordanian will make...

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In brief

Jamaica and the US have signed an extended Open Skies agreement...

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Flight Simulation

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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."