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Historic

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Escort Fighters: 118 Sqn’s Spitfire Years – Part 2

Tom Spencer concludes the story of 118 Sqn’s Spitfires...

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Super Tucano: Battle-Ready Brazilian

Following last month’s article on the Tucano...

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The Comeback Cub

In November 1937 the first Cubs came off the Piper Aircraft production line...

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Aviation News September 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

Quiz: 80 Years of the North American B-25 Mitchell

To commemorate 80 years of the B-25 Mitchell, we've put together a special quiz to test your knowledge on the historic aircraft.

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Military

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Aces High: Inside the 'Red Air' F-16 operations of Top Aces

We report on the pilots of Arizona-based Top Aces, who are aggressively pitching the legendary F-16 Viper against some of the most advanced fighters in the world

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Israeli F-35I Adirs claim first air-to-air combat kill

The Israeli Air Force’s F-35I ‘Adir’ fleet has recorded its first air-to-air combat kill with the claimed shootdown of two Iranian uncrewed aerial vehicles outside of Israeli airspace

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The state of the Ukrainian Air Force before 2014 revolution

From the May 2014 issue of AirForces Monthly, Dr Séan Wilson/Prime Images, assisted by Vladimir Trendafilovski, reports on the status of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as it was before the revolution

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Commercial

Pilot Shortages – myth or reality?

According to statistics, more than 800,000 new airline pilots will be needed in the next 20 years...

Aiming high

Solar-powered aircraft designed to remain airborne for months...

Fossil Fuels, Electric Aircraft and Ion-Drives

Dave Unwin examines the power to fly...

New dawn for the Dash

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada purchased the Dash 8 in mid-2019....

Only Connect?

Martin Needham considers the future of Flybe...

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Flight Simulation

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A2A Simulations - T-6A Texan II

Interview with Scott Gentile from A2A Simulations on the T-6A Texan II.

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Baron’s Combat Corner

Air Combat Simulation for beginners...

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Round-Robin of the South of England

Joe Lavery visits three small airfields.

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Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

Fairchild AFB SkyFest 2024

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Fairchild AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow

Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

International Ayr Show – Festival of Flight

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Ayr, United Kingdom

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MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, United States

US Marine Corps airshow

Sywell 2024

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Northampton, United Kingdom

The event website states: "Sywell 2024 will be a quite remarkable airshow combined with ground attractions including classic cars and much more. Showcasing multiple classic aircraft from across Europe alongside modern jets, the flying line-up will include formation and unique display acts, some of which will be UK firsts. Added to that will be a host of special photographic opportunities for the enthusiasts, stalls, children's fun fair and many more things to do."