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Historic

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Lightning begins fast taxi trials in US

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Members of the AALO...

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Owner sought for unrestored Hawker Fury

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE An opportunity has...

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Belgian group working on ‘Catch-22’ Mitchell

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE An image from ‘Catch-22’...

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A drive in… Northants

AIRFIELDS Ken Ellis drops in on aeronautical sites in the...

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Classic Wings formation flight with a Spitfire and Hurricane

Jamie Ewan was invited on board one of Classic Wings' Dragon Rapides for the firm's debut fly-along experience with a pair of World War Two fighters

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Military

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USAF wants to equip frontline units with Angry Kitten EW systems

Adversaries’ radars are getting so much better so fast that the USAF is struggling to keep up. However, a new system called Angry Kitten could help the service get ahead of the game

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IN PICTURES: USAF B-1Bs perform maritime mission over Europe

USAF-operated Rockwell B-1B Lancers from the 9th EBS conducted air-to-air refuelling operations ahead of a counter maritime mission with NATO allies and partner nations in the Black Sea region on October 19. We joined the 100th ARW to witness the in-flight refuelling first-hand

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Norway to retire F-16 fleet by year end

The Royal Norwegian Air Force will retire its fleet of F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons by the end of the year leaving the service reliant on its new F-35A stealth fighter for all fixed-wing combat duties from 2022 onwards

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Commercial

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Out with the Gold

UNITED AIRLINES has rolled out a revised livery on one of its...

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AirAsia’s First A330neo

AirAsia’s first Airbus A330-900neo has left the paint shop...

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Final Neo Variant Makes Maiden Flight

AIRBUS HAS flown the last of its A320neo family variants following...

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Crowded Out: The Cunliffe-Owen CONCORDIA

Britain’s post-war civil aircraft industry saw many successes,...

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Another Tax on UK Air Travel?

THE UK is considering introducing a ‘flight protection scheme’...

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions?We’ve got the answers! ...

DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX

Eagle Dynamics has announced that DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX is available...

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Flight Sim Labs A320-X

The A320 is an incredibly complex aircraft and to try to replicate that inside FSX is insanely difficult. Working backwards to produce a flyable aircraft is rather like herding cats – potentially fantastic, but probably a bit fruitless. Flight Sim Labs however like fruitless. The question is, how good is its A320?

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Upcoming Events

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."

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Hollomon Airshow 2024 Legacy of Liberty

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Holloman AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."