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Historic

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RESTORATION SCENE: Aardvark Down!

Netherlands-based Robert Soek has almost finished restoring...

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INSIDE STORIES: LUFTWAFFE AIR-SEA RESCUE

By the outbreak of World War Two, the Luftwaffe managed to field an effective air-sea rescue organisation...

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Colourful Skies

As British aviation art publisher the Military Gallery marks an important birthday...

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A HUMBLE AND SINCERE TRIBUTE…

What is arguably the world’s largest collection of Battle of Britain items...

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LIVING HISTORY: THE IMMORTAL MOTH

Bob Fischer speaks to Wim Stapel about his charming ex-French Air Force de Havilland Tiger Moth...

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Military

Sikorsky’s first Raider X prototype is more than 85% complete

Sikorsky announced on April 4 that the production of its Raider X competitive prototype for the US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft programme – a part of the service’s wider Future Vertical Lift portfolio – is now more than 85% complete

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US refuses to be drawn on Ukraine link to Bulgarian F-16 sale

The US Department of Defense has declined to be drawn on the prospect of Bulgaria looking to shift its existing Soviet-era MiG-29 multi-role fighters to Ukraine, following Washington’s approval of the possible sale of F-16 aircraft to Sofia

Australia scraps MQ-9B SkyGuardian acquisition plans

The Australian DoD has scrapped its planned acquisition of at least 12 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian armed, medium-range, long-endurance UAVs under Project AIR 7003

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Commercial

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Airliner World 250: Retro round-up

Over the past 20 years, it
has become quite trendy for airlines to paint their aircraft in ‘Eurowhite’ liveries...

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Emerging Senegal: African Aspiration

With state-of-the-art aircraft and plans for expansion, new flag carrier Air Senegal is aiming to avoid the failures of its West African predecessors...

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COVID-19: A Letter from America

After ten bountiful years, US airlines started 2020 with renewed optimism...

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Flybe Fiasco: An undignified end

Even before the full scale of the coronavirus crisis became clear,...

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COVID-19: Lombardy Lockdown

Italy was hit hard early on by COVID-19 as it spread across Europe....

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Flight Simulation

Bristol 2019 Out Now

Scenery developer, Uk2000 has released Bristol 2019 HD for FSX and Prepar3D.

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Challenging Airports - Lukla

When one scans the globe for challenging airports, you would be hard pressed to find one with as many challenges as those presented by Tenzing-Hillary Airport, otherwise known as Lukla.

TrueEarth US Northern California HD for X-Plane

The latest TrueEarth scenery pack to be released by Orbx is US Northern California HD for X-Plane 11.

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Upcoming Events

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

Airshow

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

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."