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Historic

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Scandinavian synchronicity

Two Swedish Air Force aerobatic teams, ACRO Hunters and ACRO Deltas, delighted airshow spectators across the country during the 1950s and 1960s, as Jan Forsgren recounts...

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Atomic Delta

Dassault’s Mirage IVA made its nuclear alert debut with the French Air Force 56 years ago. Former pilot Claude Michel tells the story to FlyPast contributor Frédéric Lert...

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The smallest jet ever?

It was five metres long, made of wood and only took a month to build. Key.Aero celebrates the tiny but mighty Pa 49 Katy

Fairey Barracuda VS. Curtiss Helldiver

This week we’re comparing the Fairey Barracuda to the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver...

One man’s untold World War II story

Walter Henry Layne volunteered for duty as Aircrew with the RAF the moment Neville Chamberlain announced a state of war on September 3, 1949. His son David tells his incredible story in this first instalment of a three-part story for MyPast…

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Military

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Schiebel says reports on S-100 use by Russian military are incorrect

Rotary uncrewed aircraft systems manufacturer Schiebel has moved to refute suggestions one of its S-100 platforms, operated by Russian forces, was shot down by the Ukrainian military in mid-April

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Canada's CC-295 programme suffers as IOC delayed by up to four years

The initial operational capability date for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s growing fleet of new Airbus CC-295 Kingfisher fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft has been delayed from this summer to the 2025-2026 timeframe

Draken Europe's L-159E ALCAs en route to Teesside

Just over a month after the announcement of Draken Europe’s three-year £100m interim contract providing red air ‘aggressor’ training to the RAF on April 8, two of the eight Aero Vodochody L-159E ALCA are expected to touch down today at Draken’s facility, Teesside International Airport in Northern England

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Commercial

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The Lava-Proof Box Aviation Couldn’t Do Without

Designed to withstand temperatures of over 1,000 degrees Celsius and the weight of a rhino, black boxes have assisted air crash investigators for the last 50 years. But, as Thomas Haynes discovers, their future could be even more impressive…

FAA Completes 737 MAX Certification Flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed a series of test flights for the Boeing 737 MAX that took place over the last three days.

Why PIA is Operating Flights to Europe After Being Banned

Today is the first day of a six-month ban on European flights for Pakistan’s national carrier as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) yesterday withdrew its Third Country Operator (TCO) authorisation.

BA Joins the Dreamliner Trio Club

British Airways has received its maiden Boeing 787-10, G-ZBLA (c/n 60637), after the widebody arrived at its London/Heathrow base on June 28.

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Is the 737 MAX’s Return Imminent?

Two separate crashes within five months led the latest generation of the world’s most successful commercial airliner to be grounded. As Boeing begins a pivotal week of flight safety tests, Thomas Haynes analyses the details of a saga that has lasted nearly 500 days already.

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Flight Simulation

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Deka Ironwork Simulations’ DCS: JF-17 Thunder

A new lightweight, single-engine, multi-role combat
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PMDG’S 737 NGXu Base Package

A reboot of a classic

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UK2000 Interview with Gary Summons

In this exclusive interview, we talk to the highly respected designer Gary Summons - well known for his highly detailed and awardwinning UK2000 series of scenery add-ons.

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."

Hill AFB Warriors over the Wasatch Air Show

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Hill AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

Northern Ireland International Airshow

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