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Historic

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BY DAY THEN BY NIGHT

Chris Goss concludes the story of a remarkable aviator...

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TEXAS BIRD IN TEXEL

Bob Fischer tells the story of a particular Stearman...

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’FIVE’ VERSUS THE LIGHTNING

Donald Nijboer describes how the Spitfire Mk.V clashed with Macchi’s C.202 Folgore for supremacy over Malta in 1942

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THAT’S THE SPIRIT

Mike Tate relates just some of the epic story surrounding John Norman’s Spirit of St. Louis reproduction...

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Freedom Fighter

Rolf Stibbe relays the story of former South Vietnamese Air Force aviator Major Trinh Tranh Chau ...

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Military

Belgium replaces Italy in Estonia for NATO Air Policing

Italy handed the Baltic Air Policing (BAP) baton at the start of December to Belgium, after a record-breaking detachment period

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An in-depth look at USAF's upcoming T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer

The USAF’s new advanced training aircraft, the T-7A Red Hawk, honours one of its most distinguished squadrons. Tom Kaminski provides a timely update of the type’s upcoming arrival in service

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Cold War fast jet pilot Ian Black on preparing for Bosnian night CAP

In the first of a two-part feature, respected Cold War fast jet pilot Ian Black reveals his thoughts and fears as he prepares for a nocturnal Combat Air Patrol through the war-torn skies of Bosnia

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Commercial

New Zealand’s P-8A Poseidon plans

New Zealand Defence Minister Ron Mark provided details of the...

Kings of the Arctic

MILITARY HC-130J COMBAT KING II Mark Ayton reports on the...

Shenzhen Eastern orders ACH160

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS announced on June 20, 2019, that it has sold...

China Southern A350-900

CHINA SOUTHERN Airlines has taken delivery of its initial A350-...

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Boeing 737 MAX: The grounding continues

The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX continues, with the return to commercial operations for the aircraft looking highly unlikely for some time yet. Mark Broadbent reports

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Flight Simulation

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover BLITZ

An interview with Team Fusion (Part 2) TEAM FUSION ...

First Orbx Expansion for X-Plane released

Orbx has entered the X-Plane market with the release...

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REX’s Sky Force 3D: Feel the force!

ADD-ON FOR FSX, FSX: STEAM EDITION AND PREPAR3D PTA integration...

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Upcoming Events

Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

Airshow

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, United States

US Marine Corps airshow

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."