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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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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

Lady of the Lake

In a workshop in western Sweden, one of the country’s most ambitious aircraft restoration projects, a Heinkel He 111H-3, is gradually taking shape.

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LIFE WITH A LEGEND

Recollections of Mosquito RR299 may fade, but are never totally forgotten.

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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

40 years of Dutch F-16s

At Volkel Air Base, the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu or Royal...

Eurofighter plans long-term future

Plans to ensure the viability of the Eurofighter Typhoon until...

Army 2019

The International Military-Technical Forum Army 2019 took place...

777-200 becomes next ecoDemonstrator

A Boeing 777-200 is the sixth ecoDemonstrator testbed following...

On trial: Network for the Sky

The Network for the Sky concept is designed to provide secure...

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Flight Simulation

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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 ...

First Orbx Expansion for X-Plane released

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

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Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

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."