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Historic

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Seafaring Bird of Prey

The Hawker Sea Hawk was a significant early jet fighter/attack aircraft...

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Punitive pencil: Dornier Do 17

The Dornier Do 17 was a significant bomber during the Battle of Britain..

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East meets West

British firm Jet Art Aviation has supplied a trio of restored ex-RAF aircraft to Estonia...

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Living the dream

José M Ramos profiles the Florida-based air racer and warbird pilot Thom Richard...

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Restoration scene: Hawker duo

When FlyPast last visited the Cambridge Bomber and Fighter Society’s...

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Military

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Behind-the-scenes with the RNLAF's 298 Squadron and its new CH-47F fleet

We recently visited the Royal Netherlands Air Force's No 298 Squadron at Gilze-Rijen Air Base to see how the air arm's new CH-47F Chinook fleet is gaining more traction with the Defence Helicopter Command

Russia’s first new production Tu-160M takes flight

Russia’s first newly manufactured Tupolev Tu-160M strategic missile carrier aircraft completed its maiden flight from the Kazan Aviation Plant at Borisoglebskoye Airfield in Tatarstan on January 12

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Inside the French Air and Space Force's latest Rafale squadron

Escadron de Chasse 3/30 ‘Lorraine’ boasts a long and glorious history, but it is also the latest fighter squadron in the French Air and Space Force to adopt the Dassault Rafale, as we explain

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Commercial

Airlift for experts

Roberto Yáñez and Alex Rodríguez report from Zaragoza Air...

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US Starts to Remove Turkey from F-35 Programme

In response to Ankara’s decision to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air...

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Qantas Boeing 747 Special Farewell Flights

After almost 50 years of being an integral part of the Qantas...

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More C-130Js for Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Air Force has recently signed a contract with...

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First Flight for RAF Poseidon

The RAF’s first Poseidon MRA1, ZP101, lifts off from Renton...

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Flight Simulation

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FlyJSim’s 727 Series Professional V3

Raising the bar…

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Pendular Rudder

Precision engineering

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PC Pilot Issue 118 Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers!

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AERO Friedrichshafen

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

The event website states: "The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s most important trade show for general aviation, will take place in April 2024. More than 700 exhibitors from about 38 countries will be presenting the industry’s latest innovations in one of the world’s most modern exhibition centers which has direct access to Friedrichshafen Airport."

Bagotville International Air Show

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Saguenay, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

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...".

NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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Pensacola, United States

The airshow website states: "NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 1-2, 2024. The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two-day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers and our very own Blue Angels."

JB Charleston Airshow 2024 Heroes of Flight

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North Charleston, United States

US military airshow

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. 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."