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Historic

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De Havilland at 100: Fatal Success

Tony Buttler delves into the story of de Havilland’s radical ‘bat jet’...

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Life Through a Lens

Air-to-Air PhotographyRegular FlyPast contributor Darren Harbar...

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DESERT WINGS

Erwan de Cherisey profiles the little-known Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Saqr Al-Jazeera
Aviation Museum...

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Above and Beyond: Tom Bennett

Navigator Tom Bennett played a key role in 617 Squadron’s bombing success...

The cost of a Spitfire (it’ll make your eyes water)

Back in the 1940s, it’s said that a Spitfire would be £5,000 to make. That’s a drop in the ocean compared to what one would set you back now…

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USAF releases report into $10m B-2 landing incident

An abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report into the incident on September 14, 2021, involving a B-2A Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB) in Missouri has been released by Air Force Global Strike Command.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 88

Welcome to the 88th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

AERALIS receives further RAF support as development progresses

UK-based start-up military jet developer, AERALIS, announced on April 11 that it has received “significant further investment” from the Royal Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office under the UK MOD’s wider PYRAMID open mission system architecture programme

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Commercial

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Ultimate Airports: Rio de Janeiro

A TAM Airbus A319, PT-MZE (c/n 1103) on departure...

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Ultimate Airports: Lukla

Tenzing–Hillary Airport – named in honour of the pair who first climbed Mount Everest in May 1953...

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Ultimate Airports: São Paulo/Congonhas

São Paulo is Brazil’s largest metropolis...

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Ultimate Airports: The Mega Hubs - Dubai

There are very few cities that warrant mega-airports in their own right...

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Innovation in the Desert

Abu Dhabi-based Strata Manufacturing has recently celebrated its tenth anniversary...

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Flight Simulation

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Just Flight Interview

Classic jetliners in development.

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DCS F-16C Viper

A Fighting Falcon for DCS World

Orbx Simulation Systems Interview

The past year and the road ahead ...

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Sywell 2024

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The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

EBACE 2024

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The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

Hill AFB Warriors over the Wasatch Air Show

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The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

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