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Aeroplane meets Steve Jones

It was no surprise when this outstanding aviator took so readily...

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Four fighting Fairchilds

Even with more than 2,200 Fairchild F-24s built and extensive military service...

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Workshop: Brisfit's’ new clothes

Re-covered and repainted in a smart new scheme, the Shuttleworth Collection's Bristol F2B...

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Armstrong and the Arrowhead

Less than two years after his “one small step”, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong made another trip into the unknown...

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Luftwaffe rising

As Nazi Germany geared up for war, opportunities for the Allies...

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Military

USAF to start retiring Joint STARS fleet this year

USAF authorisation has been granted for Air Combat Command and the Georgia ANG to begin divesting its Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint STARS fleet, beginning with four aircraft in FY22

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Cold War fast jet pilot Ian Black on flying Bosnian night CAP missions

In the second of a two-part feature, noted Cold War fast jet pilot Ian Black takes us back into the war-torn skies of Bosnia as he battles the darkness, deteriorating weather, St Elmo’s Fire and flooded runways

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Flying Visit: USAF B-1B Bomber Task Force Europe deployment

The USAF showcased its indomitable Rockwell B-1B Lancer’s global reach and lethality during its recent Bomber Task Force Europe deployment. Ashley Wallace reports

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Tu-144LTu-144LL Supersonic Laboratory

Between 1996 and 1998 NASA and Russia’s Tupolev Design Bureau...

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Silver Spitfire Reaches California

PRESERVATION Matt Jones performed a flypast in the Silver...

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Last Scarab Boss From Lightnings to Phantoms

RAF SPECIAL From starting as a 19-year-old Lightning pilot,...

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Amazonian Cargo Running

Colombia is a country that has been blessed with a fascinating...

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Pilots Ignored Warnings in Moments Before Crash

Air Safety Reports and details of recent incidents. ...

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Flight Simulation

Goodwood for X-Plane Announced

Orbx has revealed that the next UK airport for X-Plane will be...

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Orbx’s True Earth GB South

Orbx presents southern Britain in extraordinary detail...

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Flight Sim 2018

Flight Sim 2018 show report

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Duxford Flying Finale

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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".

Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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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."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

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."

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."