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Historic

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FlyPast

Historic Aircraft Collection’s immaculate Hawker Fury K5674...

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Reflecting on the life of the great Connie Edwards

Sture Friedner describes his meeting with decorated American aviator the late Connie Edwards...

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Supersonic Legend

Chuck Yeager, wartime fighter pilot and the first aviator to break the sound barrier, died in December 2020. Kathleen Hanser explores his fascinating career...

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The Sea Shall Not Have Them

Andrew Thomas describes a frantic wartime rescue in the English Channel...

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Silver Period Stunner

The Hawker Fury was a classic RAF biplane fighter of the 1930s. Malcolm V Lowe tells the story of this notable pre-war design and its operational service...

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Military

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Record contract awarded to prepare Tyndall AFB for F-35 operations

The US Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a record development contract to prepare Tyndall AFB for F-35 operations, with the site being heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael in 2018

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 94

Welcome to the 94th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Arkansas nets LMXT tanker boom refuelling system deal

Lockheed Martin and Airbus announced on May 18 that the aerial refuelling boom system for the LMXT strategic tanker aircraft will be manufactured by Airbus in western Arkansas

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Commercial

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The Great Storage Challenge

As many carriers carefully restart some of their scheduled flying programmes...

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Farewell to the Mad Dog

With a global pandemic and resulting economic collapse raging across the world...

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Aircraft Pit Stop

They are among the most critical components on any aircraft...

Etihad Reveals COVID Rebound Plans

Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways has begun to expand the number of destinations it serves as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) eases travel restrictions on citizens and residents.

Helvetic Hails E-Jet Delivery Flight Record

Swiss regional airline Helvetic Airways has broken the record for the longest distance flight in an Embraer E190-E2.

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Flight Simulation

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Orbx’s TrueEarth US Northern California HD

Orbx continues its redefining of the US landscape

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Boeing 747 50th Anniversary Flight Adventure

This issue Peter Stark flies the ‘Queen of the Skies’

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Flying Airliners

A Beginner's Guide - Part 1

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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."

CANCELLED - Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

CANCELLED - The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

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