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Historic

HELICOPTER MUSEUM EXPANSION GATHERS PACE

The nearly complete, smart new entrance building at The Helicopter...

First Hawk arrives at Old Sarum

Forty years after its first flight, Hawk XX154 settles into its...

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TUPOLEV Tu-134

Given the NATO reporting name ‘Crusty’, the twin-jet Tu-134...

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AEROPLANE meets KEITH SKILLING

Flying DC-3s and Bristol Freighters gave this New Zealander an...

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GROUND TRIALS AND PRESERVATION

DATAFILE XD145 was released to the Rocket Propulsion Establishment...

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Military

RAF refuels Qatari Rafales for the first time

The Qatari Emiri Air Force's (QEAF) Dassault Rafales have conducted air-to-air refuelling (AAR) missions with a RAF Voyager KC2 Tanker for the first time during week-long Exercise Galway in Qatar

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 70

Welcome to the 70th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Exclusive video of B-1B airborne refuelling mission

Go behind the scenes with Key.Aero to RAF Mildenhall and onboard a 100ARW KC-135 performing an air-to-air refuelling mission in support of the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron carrying out a Bomber Task Force Europe mission from RAF Fairford.

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Commercial

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Airbuses from Toulouse for Virgin

News Review AIRLINER WORLD’S COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF WORLDWIDE...

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Chair-O-Planes

(Photo AirTeamImages.com/Christian Galliker) ZÜRICH-BASED...

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RwandAir expands into China and Israel

News Review • Africa/Middle East (Photo Airbus) ...

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American Selects A321XLR

News Review • Americas (Photo Airbus) AMERICAN...

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Vistara to Codeshare with United Airlines

(Photo AirTeamImages.com/Girish B) GURGAON-BASED VISTARA,...

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Flight Simulation

IL2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz Edition

In December 2016, Team Fusion Simulations announced an agreement...

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Aerobask Velocity V-Twin

AIRCRAFT ADD-ON FOR X-PLANE 11 The V-Twin has a slippery shape,...

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Controls for military sims

COMMS Dear PC Pilot This is a plea for help, for which...

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Upcoming Events

NAS Oceana Air Show

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Virginia Beach, United States

US Navy airshow

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."

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.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Abbotsford, Canada

The airshow website says: "The Abbotsford Airshow was born in 1962 as a partnership between the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Rotary Club to promote aviation at the Abbotsford Airport. Since then, the event has grown to become one of the Fraser Valley’s largest and most exciting annual events."

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."