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Historic

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Skydancing Stearmans

Inside Stories: AEROSUPERBATICS WINGWALKERS. Assistant Editor Jamie...

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ICE Aces

Inside Stories ANTARCTIC AVIATIONPioneering Antarctic aviators...

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IRIS II at Gan

Story Behind the Scene. Chris French, acclaimed aviation artist...

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Lancasters' mapping of Africa

AERIAL SURVEYS: Among the Avro Lancaster’s most ambitious postwar...

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Above and Beyond - Ulric Cross

The gallantry of Trinidad’s Philip Louis Ulric Cross was twice...

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Military

Swedish Gripen C/D upgrade aims to keep type relevant until mid-2030s

Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration has contracted Saab to upgrade the Swedish Air Force’s entire JAS 39C/D Gripen fleet in a bid to keep the multi-role fighters operationally relevant until the mid-2030s

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Ukraine-Russia War: Analysing the First Month

As Vladimir Putin redirects forces to the Russian-controlled Donbas and Crimean regions, evidence of possible war crimes is coming to light. Khalem Chapman charts recent key events in the conflict

Canadian company to provide ISR drones to Ukraine

Canada-based uncrewed aerial system platform and service provider Volatus Aerospace has announced it has begun the delivery of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance system to Ukraine

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Commercial

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From Bus Station to Aviation

Long before Southwest Airlines, Ryanair and AirAsia, there was Skyways Coach-Air...

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The Spoils of War (and What the War Spoiled)

An unusual event in the history of a Boeing 727-200 in Air Salvage International's care...

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Maintaining the Edge

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Qatar Airways' network has been more resolute than most...

European Air Traffic Showing Signs of Recovery

The number of daily flights in Europe edged above 6,000 per day for the first time since March 24, showing that the recovery in air travel across the region is beginning to take shape. Data from EUROCONTROL shows that on June 2, traffic levels increased above that figure and stayed there for four days in a row.

Eastern Airways Sets Sights on Southampton Restart

UK regional airline, Eastern Airways will resume its growing network of routes from Southampton Airport from June 22. The Humberside-based carrier is expected to relaunch an initial daily weekday service to Belfast/City, Manchester, Newcastle and Aberdeen followed by a further increase in destinations at later dates.

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Flight Simulation

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SAAB 340 Flight Adventure

Just occasionally, an aircraft design that may have been deemed to have run its course is resurrected because of a confluence of factors. This perfectly sums up our classic aircraft for this issue – the Saab 340 twin turboprop regional airliner…

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Just Flight Interview

Classic jetliners in development.

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DCS F-16C Viper

A Fighting Falcon for DCS World

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Upcoming Events

Southport Air Show

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Southport, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "The annual Air Show takes place on Southport beach and is a weekend packed with entertainment! If you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids, as well as the flying programme, there is plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, climbing walls, assault courses and plenty more!"

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."

Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event's webpage says: "Our summer evening air show theme returns for another year of exciting displays, family friendly fun, and the guaranteed relaxed atmosphere only found at the Old Warden Aerodrome. Witness The Collection aircraft and exciting visitors take the skies...".

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."