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Historic

Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

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‘L-Birds’ back to Normandy

L-BIRDS From all over Europe they came to northern France...

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IN SERVICE

The performance advantages of the Luftwaffe jets were huge, but...

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Dutch Catalina departs for new US home

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE Consolidated PBY-5A...

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Mall Galleries to host aviation art exhibition

THE LATEST IN AVIATION HERITAGE ’Coastal Command Hudson’...

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Military

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New Malaysian Navy AW139s test flying

Two Leonardo AW139 maritime operations helicopters (MOH) destined for Tentaru Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM – Royal Malaysian Navy) service have recently been test flying in Italy while being prepared for delivery.

Indonesia receives second new-build NC212i transport

A new NC212i light transport aircraft has been delivered to the Indonesian Air Force by PT Dirgantari Indonesia (PTDI)

UK and US extend Airseeker support until 2035

The UK and US have moved to extend an existing support deal for the RC-135W Rivet Joint (Airseeker) electronic surveillance aircraft until 2035 in a deal worth £970m

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Commercial

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Dakotas Gather for D-Day Anniversary

Some of the Dakotas that gathered at Duxford in early June. ...

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Great Dane Bounds onto the Scene

Great Dane Airlines Embraer 195, OY-GDA, is the first aircraft...

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Tu-134 Retired by Alrosa

Russian operator Alrosa withdrew its sole Tupolev Tu-134B, RA-65693...

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Middle East Reinforcement

Tensions between the US and Iran have led to B-52Hs from the...

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US Deployments to Europe

Three USAF F-35As on the ramp at Aviano AB in Italy. The 388th...

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions?We’ve got the answers! ...

JARDesign A330

The Airbus A330 is something of a dark horse in commercial aviation – incredibly popular but somewhat overlooked in the world of the Boeing 777 and the 787.

iFly Service Pack 3.2.1 for FSX/FS9/P3D

The developers over at iFly have released a new service pack for iFly 737NG FSX, FS9 and P3D v2.2 versions.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."