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Historic

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ROCKET SCIENCE

While most of the British rocket fighter story is associated...

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INSIGHTS

Saro test pilot Peter Lamb remembered “an exceedingly pleasant...

Heinkel He 219 restoration gets wings

The world’s only Heinkel He 219 received its long-awaited wings in mid-August.

Twins win big at Oshkosh

The top warbird awards at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s...

STORM BREWING

The sole surviving example of Finland’s only indigenous production...

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Military

A UK Merlin Mk4 in flight News Premium

Bundle of surplus UK Merlin kit offered for sale

The UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment & Support is selling more than 1,000 pieces of equipment previously utilised by the country’s Merlin rotary fleet, valued at more than £45m in total

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Combat Aircraft Journal January 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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Moving with the times: AESA radar on the rise

The advent of AESA radar technology has been one of the most significant steps in military aviation in a generation. Although airborne AESA radars have been around since the 1990s, ongoing technological developments are set to increase their capabilities

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Commercial

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BUSINESS IS BOOMING

News Review • Business Aviation A sell-out static display...

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Air Safety

Reports and details of recent incidents. Progress Made but...

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Flying into the Future

CENTENARY As British Airways marks a centenary of international...

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Guten Tag, Pet!

News Review • Europe NEWCASTLE IS set to become Lufthansa’s...

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LOT to Shout About for Polish Aviators

LOT POLISH Airlines has marked the centenary of Aeroklub Polski...

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Flight Simulation

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Curtiss P-40F Warhawk

Flight Sim World gets a new fighter and developer BlueSky...

Battle of Bodenplatte and Flying Circus

The producer of IL-2 Sturmovik, Jason Williams, has revealed...

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Orbx Simulation's Bilbao (LEBB)

La Paloma (‘The Dove’)

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Upcoming Events

Selfridge Air Show and Open House

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Harrison Township, United States

US military air show

FAI World Microlight Championships

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Corby, United Kingdom

World Microlight Championships

Midlands Air Festival

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Alcester, United Kingdom

The main flying displays the organisers say will be on Saturday and Sunday. The event website also says: "Join us again for our fantastic classic air display in the stunning grounds of the Ragley Hall Estate. There will be a wide array displays including Warbirds, Classic Jets, Helicopters, amazing high energy aerobatics, aerial ballet, flying circus and some of the largest radio controlled models in the world, that are so big you can almost climb into them!
"There will also be parachute display teams plus the chance to get up close and personal to some of our display aircraft which will be landing on site on our own dedicated runway! Our flying display will be an exciting and entertaining mix, with even a small section dedicated to our younger visitors."

Wings Over Whiteman 2024 Air and Space Show

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Whiteman AFB, United States

US 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."

Meeting Aérien ‘Le Temps des Hélices’

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La Ferté-Alais, France

The event website states: "Every morning, the public can get closer to the planes via the static exhibition and interact with the pilots and mechanics...The afternoon is specially dedicated to flight presentations with a show lasting more than 5 hours including around a hundred aircraft flying in the skies of Essonne. The show unfolds through thematic scenes the history of aeronautics, from the time of the pioneers to the latest generation of civil and military aircraft."