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Historic

TRIALS METEOR COMPLETED

Meteor NF11 WD686 outside one of the 100-year-old Belfast truss...

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Events 2019

Clive Denney brings in the majestic DH9 at the close of its Old...

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Fifty Years of the Biggles Biplane

Half a century ago, Charles Boddington took to the air from Sywell...

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

The SR53 was like no other aircraft ever built in the UK ...

Remembering Mark Hanna – extra pictures

The FlyPast pays tribute to OFMC’s Mark Hanna, an airshow legend who tragically lost his life 20 years ago this month.

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Military

Lockheed Martin awarded $10.8bn F-22 contract

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $10,8bn indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract on November 5 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre for Advanced Raptor Enhancement and Sustainment (ARES) for the F-22 Programme Office

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Incredible C-130J image among winners of 2021 RAF photo competition

After receiving nearly 1,500 submissions, judges of the 2021 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition have chosen their winners.

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Lockheed RB-69A: the spy plane the CIA used over China

The little-known RB-69A was used by the CIA and Republic of China Air Force to mount covert overflights across mainland China. Dr Kevin Wright explores the career of the USAF type that never was

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Commercial

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Airbus Launches Longest Range Single-Aisle Airliner

News Review • International EUROPEAN MANUFACTURER Airbus...

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Airliner Deliveries

The latest commercial aircraft deliveries from manufacturers...

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Life with the World’s Favourite Airline

Bob O’Brien recounts some of his fond memories from more than 40 years of flying with the company we know today as British Airways.

Sweden to increase defence spending

Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultquist told journalists in...

Saab offers Finland two GlobalEyes

Saab’s offer to Finland for its HX Fighter Programme includes...

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Flight Simulation

TerraFlora

Turbulent Designs has announced that its latest scenery product,...

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Just Flight's C-46 Commando

Just Flight’s C-46 Commando...

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DCS Spitfire LF Mk IX Operation Epsom

DCS Epsom Campaign Key features: •12 historic missions taken...

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Upcoming Events

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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."

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."

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."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.