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Forever young: Portuguese Chipmunks

With the type approaching its 75th anniversary, it is remarkable that Portuguese Air Force student pilots are still going solo on the DHC Chipmunk...

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The Streetcar Line of the Virgin Islands

Beautiful flying boats serving sun-drenched Caribbean islands and a dash of Hollywood glamour - Antilles Air Boats seemed to have it all,...

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Q&A - April 2020

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question...

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Hooks' Tours: Tupolev Tu-154

The Tu-154 was an important long-range addition to the Aeroflot fleet...

Dutch DC-3 to fly passengers in the UK

DDA Classic Airlines from the Netherlands will be flying passengers from Cambridge in Douglas DC-3 PH-PBA in July.

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Military

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USAF seeks solutions for a host of F-22A upgrades

The USAF plans to seek out small businesses to offer potential solutions for a host of upgrades on its F-22A Raptor fleet, including the integration of Thales’ Scorpion helmet-mounted cueing system and a long-range IRST sensor

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 77

Welcome to the 77th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Austria signs contract for 18 AW169M LUHs

Austria Ministry of Defence placed an order for 18 AW169M Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to replace the Austrian Air Force’s ageing Alouette III fleet, which has been in service since the 1960s

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Commercial

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Paine Field, Washington

Located just yards from Boeing’s famous Everett complex, Paine...

Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer

Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer Leonardo’s newly launched Falco...

Covert workhorses

Babak Taghvaee examines the vital work performed by Royal Air...

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Eco Boost for Dublin Ground Ops

IN A bid to reduce its carbon emissions, Dublin Airport has started...

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Carriers Return to Sudanese Capital

AUTHORITIES IN Khartoum have welcomed the return of Etihad Airways,...

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Flight Simulation

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Optimising X-Plane 11

A hints and tips guide Reducing the AA to something more...

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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Upcoming Events

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."