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Historic

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MILLIONAIRES AT WAR

Kathleen Hanser reveals how privileged Yale University students formed the first US naval aviation unit during World War One

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LET’S MAKE A MUSEUM…

Assistant editor Jamie Ewan visits the fledgling South Wales Aviation Museum...

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Above and Beyond: John 'Joe' Dalley

Graham Pitchfork recounts the experiences of a Spitfire reconnaissance pilot based in Malta...

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FlyPast reviews our pick of the things to spend your money on...

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Belgium’s Multi-Role Mirages

Gen Michel Mandl (ret’d), former Chief of Staff of the Belgian Air Force and a Mirage 5 pilot, recounts the type’s service with the air arm, which included helping British preparations for the Falklands War

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Military

USMC one step closer to deploying the F-35C aboard carriers

VMFA-314 complete final integrated training cycle with CSG 3 and are now one step closer to being the first USMC unit to deploy aboard a carrier with the F-35C

UK MOD announces recovery of crashed F-35B

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has officially announced that the British F-35B which crashed on take-off from HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) on November 17 has been recovered from the Mediterranean Sea

Indian defence chief killed in helicopter crash

India's Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, has been killed after an Indian Air Force Mi-17V5 helicopter in which he was travelling crashed on the morning of December 8

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Commercial

MH-47G Block II Chinooks

Boeing is now on contract to build 15 enhanced MH-47G Chinook...

AlbatrossOne flaps its wings

Airbus engineers in Filton have developed a scale model with...

Tight schedule for Leonardo’s M-345

ITALY LEONARDO’S FLIGHT test programme for its...

Generation integration

MILITARY NATO TACTICAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME The second flying...

H145 high altitude trials

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS has begun high altitude flight trials of the...

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Flight Simulation

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Challenging Airports - Aosta, Italy (LIMW)

For the first time in his Challenging Airports series, Chris Frishmuth heads to Italy and the scenic Aosta Valley in the heart of the Alps.

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Flight Sim Q&A

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

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover BLITZ

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

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Helicopter trade show.

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."