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Historic

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Life Through a Lens

Air-to-Air PhotographyRegular FlyPast contributor Darren Harbar...

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DESERT WINGS

Erwan de Cherisey profiles the little-known Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Saqr Al-Jazeera
Aviation Museum...

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Above and Beyond: Tom Bennett

Navigator Tom Bennett played a key role in 617 Squadron’s bombing success...

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CURTISS HELLDIVER: Beauty and the Beast

Filipe Silva investigates the forgotten image...

What makes the Spitfire so good?

Antony Parkinson MBE might have done over 1000 hours in both the Eurofighter Typhoon and F4 Phantom, but he rates the Spitfire as one of the greatest aeroplanes he’s ever flown. Here’s why

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Military

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A look at the Dauphin IIs supporting the Royal Navy's FOST mission

A familiar sight in the skies above Cornwall and Devon but less so elsewhere, Ian Harding considers the unique and specialised operations of the Dauphin II helicopter that performs an important Flag Officer Sea Training role on behalf of the Royal Navy

Final F-35As delivered to Eielson AFB

Eielson AFB in Alaska has received its full complement of 54 F-35A Lightning IIs, following delivery of the last two aircraft

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Combat Aircraft Journal June 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Commercial

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Ultimate Airports: Tegucigalpa/Toncontín

Located in the heart of Central America, five miles (8km) from downtown Tegucigalpa...

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Ultimate Airports: Ushuaia

Ushuaia is the southernmost city in Argentina and is the closest...

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Ultimate Airports: Gibraltar

The British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar has been in dispute for centuries...

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Ultimate Airports: The Mega Hubs - Istanbul

Turkish Airlines was for many years a small player on the periphery...

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Inside Etihad Engineering

Etihad Engineering is the Middle East’s largest commercial aircraft
maintenance, repair and
overhaul (MRO) provider...

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Flight Simulation

Flight Sim 2019

For many flight simulator enthusiasts, the Flight Sim show at RAF Cosford in the UK is a staple in their annual simulator diets.

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Carenado’s F50

Fokker’s turboprop airliner

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SAAB 340 Flight Adventure

Just occasionally, an aircraft design that may have been deemed to have run its course is resurrected because of a confluence of factors. This perfectly sums up our classic aircraft for this issue – the Saab 340 twin turboprop regional airliner…

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Upcoming Events

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."

CANCELLED - Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

CANCELLED - The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Light Aircraft Association Rally

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Leicester, United Kingdom

Light aircraft event

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."