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Historic

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The story of Bill Lawford

Hayden K Lawford relates the experiences of his father, Royal Flying Corps pilot, Lt E H ‘Bill’ Lawford AF

How the de Havilland story began

As we begin our week-long celebration of de Havilland’s 100th anniversary, we look back at where it all began…

The Humming Bird: de Havilland's first light aeroplane

Devised for the early days of air racing, the RAF even investigated the possibility of launching Humming Birds from beneath airships…

Spitfires and Red Arrows salute RAF Mildenhall!

Established in 1930, RAF Mildenhall was used during World War II and is still in use today. A quartet of Supermarine Spitfires led the celebrations…

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Aviation News October 2020

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Military

New nations take over NATO Baltic Air Policing missions

New NATO fighter rotations took place on March 31 via official handover ceremonies held at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, and Ämari Air Base in Estonia.

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Analysis: Europe's fighter fleets

Faced with competition from the US, European aerospace firms are pressing ahead with fourth- and 4.5-generation platforms such as the Gripen, Typhoon and Rafale

88th TES welcomes new HH-60Ws as operational testing kicks off

The USAF announced on March 30 that the 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada, has launched the sustainment operational test process for the Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter

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Commercial

California’s rotary round-up

Ian Frain reports from Anaheim, California, on Heli Expo 2020...

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Canadian dreams, Canadian reality

A major milestone has been achieved by Air Canada...

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Scandinavian sustainability

Scandinavian Airlines is in the process of modernising its entire fleet...

Are you ready for a robot?

Dave Unwin delves into the pros and cons of pilotless flight...

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Virgin sim where dreams take flight

It’s not every day a teenager gets to handle the controls of an Airbus A350-1000...

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Flight Simulation

SSG 747-8 V2.0 Anniversary Edition Takes Flight

Supercritical Simulations Group (SSG) has released the long-awaited follow-on to the 747-8 Series for X-Plane 11.

Carenado B120 Upgraded

Chilean developer, Carenado has released version 1.3 of the B120 for FSX and Prepar3D.

New Swiss Destination from Orbx Incoming

Orbx has announced a Swiss Alpine destination, Samedan, is in the works for FSX and Prepar3D.

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Airshow London, Canada

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London, Canada

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Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

Airshow

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

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."