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IN SERVICE

The performance advantages of the Luftwaffe jets were huge, but...

Horsa heads for the Netherlands

The Horsa reproduction leaving Cosford on 19 June, heading out...

Swedish Junkers complete again

Now complete again at Arlanda, Junkers W 34 SE-BYA has a diff...

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Events

Meeting Aérien ‘Le Temps des Hélices’ 8-9 JUNE Dassaults...

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RACE FOR THE SKY LICE

AEROPLANE Archive Ben Dunnell explores The Aeroplane’s...

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Military

Norway signs deal for F-35A JSM production

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has been awarded a multi-billion kronor contract to supply the Joint Strike Missile for Norway’s fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters

Finnish Hornets and Hawks participate in LFÖ21

The Finnish Air Force has deployed six Boeing F/A-18C Hornet multi-role fighters and three BAE Systems Hawk Mk51/A jet trainers to the Swedish Air Force's Luftförsvarsövning 21 (LFÖ 21, Air Defence Exercise 21)

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Vertical limits – BlueBird Aero Systems and VTOL technology

Militaries worldwide are moving to the adoption of fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial systems capabilities Joe Charlaff speaks with BlueBird Aero Systems on emerging trends

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Commercial

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Tigers Meet in France

Belgian F-16AM (MLU), FA-116, roars off the runway at Mont-de-Marsan...

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Royal Navy Reliant Returns to Flight

PRESERVATION Reliant NC1141 served with the Royal Navy...

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Essex Marshes Give Up Battle of Britain Hurricane

Nearly 79 years after it was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf...

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Gander Transatlantic Crossroads

From humble origins Gander International Airport became one of...

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Germany’s Hansa Jets

With its forward-swept wings, the HFB Hansa Jet was a memorable...

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Flight Simulation

Mungo - A Tribute

As we were going to press, we received the news, with shock and...

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MPDESIGN STUDIOS

The underside follows the same trend as the rest of the exterior,...

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VIRTUAL AIRLINES

Adria Airways is the national airline of Slovenia, based in Ljubljana...

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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."