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Historic

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Above and Beyond: Ronnie Churcher

Ronnie Churcher was Guy Gibson’s deputy on the night the Dambusters pilot was lost forever. Graham Pitchfork examines Churcher’s career and DFC actions

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Korean War: Griffons over the 38th Parallel

The last operational use of the Supermarine Seafire...

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Battle of Britain at 80: 'Effective 'Emil'

The Bf 109E was the Luftwaffe’s principal fighter during the Battle of Britain...

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Günther Lützow - Lost without trace

Chris Goss profiles the Luftwaffe pilot Günther Lützow...

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RAF Flying Training: Academic Wings

Gp Capt (ret) Tom Eeles offers
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Military

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FLRAA effort now in midst of competitive phase

The effort to fulfil the US Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) requirement is now in the midst of its competitive phase, pitching two differing rotorcraft designs in a head-to-head contest

US Navy F-35C crashes on USS Carl Vinson

A US Navy F-35C Lightning II assigned to Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) was involved in a landing accident on board the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) during routine flight operations on January 24

Retired B-52H completes epic road trip

A retired US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress has completed a 19-day, 1,407-mile journey by road from Arizona to Oklahoma

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Commercial

APM Simba Certified

French company Issoire Aviation has announced the EASA certification...

’Raspberry Ripple’ Phantom Finds New Home

McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 XT597 has been sold to Mark Abbott,...

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Viewing Area Guide: Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport receives a rich variety of passenger, cargo,...

Collings Foundation B-17 Crashes

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N93012 Nine-O-Nine belonging to...

Air Astana’s New A321LR

With the delivery of the first of seven Airbus A321LRs on lease...

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Flight Simulation

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Old Brown Dog’s Wings Over The Reich

The ‘Wings’ concept is brought to World War Two ...

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Back to Basics - Series 2, Lesson 4

Flight Plan Onward Bound

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Archer III for X-Plane 11

NEWS Just Flight has released its new PA-28- 181...

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Upcoming Events

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."

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."

Shuttleworth Military Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says it will be: "showcasing outstanding and iconic military aircraft which have shaped the course of aviation history."

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...".

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."

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."