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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...

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CURTISS HELLDIVER: Beauty and the Beast

Filipe Silva investigates the forgotten image...

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Military

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UK to test drones for perimeter security roles

The UK Ministry of Defence is looking to procure small multi-rotor uncrewed aerial systems for use in security purposes across its Logistic Support Operating Centre sites

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The Expeditionary Sea Bases of the US Navy

Combat Aircraft Journal takes a look at how the US Navy is reconfiguring the design for civilian oil tankers into a mobile, multi-mission base at sea

Final Czech Mi-24/35 Hind gunship leaves LOM Praha

The last Mi-24/35 to be overhauled by LOM Praha in Czech Republic flew from the facility on April 26. It marks the end of nearly 40 years of the Czech Air Force’s gunship helicopter being overhauled at the company’s Kbely factory

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Commercial

IATA: Two Thirds of Travellers Won’t Fly with Quarantine Rules

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging governments to find alternatives to arrival quarantine measures, after a survey it conducted found that 69% of travellers would not consider flying if it involved a 14-day isolation period.

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Rising to the Challenge

James Wyatt, general manager of Germany-based air cargo consultancy, aeroconcept, analyses...

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Ultimate Airports: Funchal

The Portuguese autonomous region of Madeira is 400 miles west of the African coast of Morocco...

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Ultimate Airports: Paro

Situated at ‘the rooftop of the world’, the Himalayan nation of Bhutan...

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Ultimate Airports: Rio de Janeiro/Santos Dumont

Rio de Janeiro is a city that needs little introduction...

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Flight Simulation

Aerosoft A330 professional Ready for Take-Off

Aerosoft has announced the A330 professional is now available for Prepar3D version 4.5+.

SAM WorldJetways

Aerosoft has announced SAM WorldJetways for X-Plane 11 is out.

KTIW Tacoma Narrows Airport Out Now

Orbx has announced KTIW Tacoma Narrows Airport is now available for Prepar3D version 4 and X-Plane 11.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

Major airshow

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, 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."

AIRPOWER24

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Zeltweg, Austria

The airshow website states AIRPOWER24 will have demonstrations by the Austrian Air Force and international military aerobatic squadrons and participants from civil aviation.