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Historic

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The Grumman Wildcat

A major contributor to US success in World War Two’s Pacific theatre, and a popular machine in British Fleet Air Arm hands, the Grumman Wildcat was a reliable and robust aircraft which led to the development of the even more effective Hellcat.

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Engine re-installed in Shuttleworth Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.V AR501 in the Shuttleworth Collection’s...

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Super Constellation on its way to Australia

Lockheed Super Constellation N4247K Winky’s Fish completed...

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Briefings

The Ejército Argentino (Argentine Army) has retired its five...

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Rare World War Two ‘pillbox’ defences found near airport

One of the two Mushroom type pillboxes discovered recently near...

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Military

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The Arctic transporters

The 139th Airlift Squadron – part of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing – is probably the only flying unit that operates at opposite ends of the world.

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Air power Between Russia and the West

In the last of a two-part feature on the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence ...

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Task Group Black Cats commander

Then a major (maggiore), Stefano De Dionigi was in charge of the Black Cats

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Commercial

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The Small Airline with the Big Heart

Delivery of the first E190-E2 marks the start of an exciting...

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Air Astana Opens Technical Centre

Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana has opened its new Aviation Technical...

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Oz Boost for Air France

AIR FRANCE is set to further develop its presence across Asia...

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On the Move

AirX Charter’s much-travelled Boeing 737-505 9H-OME (c/n 24274)...

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Saudia Plans Fleet Expansion

Africa/Middle East SAUDI ARABIAN Airlines (Saudia) is looking...

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Flight Simulation

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

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."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

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."

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.