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Historic

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FlyPast

Historic Aircraft Collection’s immaculate Hawker Fury K5674...

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Reflecting on the life of the great Connie Edwards

Sture Friedner describes his meeting with decorated American aviator the late Connie Edwards...

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Supersonic Legend

Chuck Yeager, wartime fighter pilot and the first aviator to break the sound barrier, died in December 2020. Kathleen Hanser explores his fascinating career...

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The Sea Shall Not Have Them

Andrew Thomas describes a frantic wartime rescue in the English Channel...

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Silver Period Stunner

The Hawker Fury was a classic RAF biplane fighter of the 1930s. Malcolm V Lowe tells the story of this notable pre-war design and its operational service...

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Military

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 93

Welcome to the 93rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Inside the 100-year-old Irish Air Corps and how its preparing for big changes

Air Forces Monthly visited the Irish Air Corps on the eve of its 100th anniversary to learn how the force is doing more with less

Mirage 2000D - on exchange with the French Air and Space Force

RAF Tornado GR4 Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) Flt Lt Alex Lock is currently on an exchange tour with the French Air and Space Force’s Escadron de Chasse 3/3 ‘Ardennes’, which operates the Dassault Mirage 2000D from Nancy-Ochey Air Base in eastern France.

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Commercial

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The Lava-Proof Box Aviation Couldn’t Do Without

Designed to withstand temperatures of over 1,000 degrees Celsius and the weight of a rhino, black boxes have assisted air crash investigators for the last 50 years. But, as Thomas Haynes discovers, their future could be even more impressive…

FAA Completes 737 MAX Certification Flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed a series of test flights for the Boeing 737 MAX that took place over the last three days.

Why PIA is Operating Flights to Europe After Being Banned

Today is the first day of a six-month ban on European flights for Pakistan’s national carrier as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) yesterday withdrew its Third Country Operator (TCO) authorisation.

BA Joins the Dreamliner Trio Club

British Airways has received its maiden Boeing 787-10, G-ZBLA (c/n 60637), after the widebody arrived at its London/Heathrow base on June 28.

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Is the 737 MAX’s Return Imminent?

Two separate crashes within five months led the latest generation of the world’s most successful commercial airliner to be grounded. As Boeing begins a pivotal week of flight safety tests, Thomas Haynes analyses the details of a saga that has lasted nearly 500 days already.

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Flight Simulation

Wycombe Air Park for X-Plane 11 Released

Orbx has revealed EGTB Wycombe Air Park for X-Plane 11 is out.

EPKK Kraków X V3 Out Now

Drzewiecki Design has released EPKK Kraków X V3 for FSX and Prepar3D.

Luton 2020 HD Upgraded

UK2000 has announced Luton 2020 HD version 1.01 is now available.

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MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

Sheppard AFB - Sheppard Air Show

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Wichita Falls, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Best of British Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says the "Best of British Air Show commemorates the history of aviation and automotive technology in Great Britain, as well as the influence it has had across the whole world." Plus: "The day will feature thrilling air displays from both the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, as well as dramatic performances from a host of visitors that will be joining us across the UK."

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.