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Historic

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Weekend Windycats: Part Two

Richard Knight concludes his study of life with the Meteor pilots of Wymeswold’s 504 Squadron, especially through the recollections of US-born airman Eddie Bell

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Bonzer Delivery

Former RAF navigator Jack Talliss describes how his
crew delivered the RAF’s first complete Blue Steel
nuclear missile to Australia.

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White Flower Fighter

Almost a year after arriving in the UK, a reproduction Albatros D.Va with an edelweiss-adorned
black fuselage made its long-awaited
aerial debut.

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The Soviet Canberra

Guy Martin assesses the world’s first successful jet bomber – the venerable Il-28

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BY DAY THEN BY NIGHT

Chris Goss concludes the story of a remarkable aviator...

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Military

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Identity revealed for joint QEAF-British Hawk unit

In a ceremony at RAF Leeming on November 24, it was announced that the QEAF-British Hawk training squadron being established at the Yorkshire base will be known as 11 Squadron (Qatar)

100 ARW receives Block 45 KC-135

The 100th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, has received its first KC-135R Block 45 Stratotanker

First Spanish Air Force A330-200 is delivered

The first of three Airbus A330-200 (local Spanish designation T-24) aircraft ordered by the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force) was delivered on November 30

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Commercial

Tight schedule for Leonardo’s M-345

ITALY LEONARDO’S FLIGHT test programme for its...

Generation integration

MILITARY NATO TACTICAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME The second flying...

H145 high altitude trials

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS has begun high altitude flight trials of the...

NAVBLUE for Silver

REGIONAL CARRIER Silver Airways has selected NAVBLUE to design,...

Bombing the Netherlands

Kees van der Mark reports on the rapid reaction test deployment...

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Flight Simulation

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AV-8B RAZBAM NIght Atteck V/STOL

The iconic Harrier Jump Jet takes flight in DCS World.

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MilViz DHC-3 Otter

A new ride for bush pilots ADD-ON FOR FSX, FSX: STEAM EDITION...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

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."

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."

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."

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.

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"