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Historic

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MERCURY II RISING

The varied life of Peter Vacher’s beautiful ex- National Benzole...

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’Iraqi’ Hunter on display in Basingstoke

Former Royal Danish Air Force Hawker Hunter F.51 E-408 was installed...

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New colours for gate guard Fighting Falcon

General Dynamics F-16C 84-1264 has been repainted at Fort Wayne’s...

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A Fine Day at the ‘Office’

GROUNDSHOW 20 YEARS OF COCKPIT-FEST Now in its 20th year,...

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HIGH FLIGHT

AVIATION ART | ACES HIGH THE RENOWNED ACES HIGH AVIATION GALLERY...

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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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Ultra-low Emission Zone Announced at Heathrow

THE UK’S only hub airport has announced tough plans to protect...

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Frankfurt Airport Celebrates Expansion Milestone

OPERATING COMPANY Fraport has laid the cornerstone of Frankfurt...

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Nashville Added to Spirit Network

THE US city of Nashville is set to welcome one of the country’s...

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The Jewel of Africa

Snapshot Zimbabwe was once dubbed the ‘Jewel of Africa’ for...

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UK Visitors

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports...

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Flight Simulation

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F-4B/N Phantom II

Is this the most complex simulation of the F-4 Phantom so far?...

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Venezuela

A South American flight adventure FLIGHT ADVENTURE ...

Flight Sim 2017

The world’s largest flight sim show celebrates its fifth year...

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

Meeting Aérien ‘Le Temps des Hélices’

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La Ferté-Alais, France

The event website states: "Every morning, the public can get closer to the planes via the static exhibition and interact with the pilots and mechanics...The afternoon is specially dedicated to flight presentations with a show lasting more than 5 hours including around a hundred aircraft flying in the skies of Essonne. The show unfolds through thematic scenes the history of aeronautics, from the time of the pioneers to the latest generation of civil and military aircraft."