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Historic

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TEXAS BIRD IN TEXEL

Bob Fischer tells the story of a particular Stearman...

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’FIVE’ VERSUS THE LIGHTNING

Donald Nijboer describes how the Spitfire Mk.V clashed with Macchi’s C.202 Folgore for supremacy over Malta in 1942

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THAT’S THE SPIRIT

Mike Tate relates just some of the epic story surrounding John Norman’s Spirit of St. Louis reproduction...

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Freedom Fighter

Rolf Stibbe relays the story of former South Vietnamese Air Force aviator Major Trinh Tranh Chau ...

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Above and Beyond: John 'Joe' Dalley

Graham Pitchfork recounts the experiences of a Spitfire reconnaissance pilot based in Malta...

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Military

Poland takes over Air Policing in Lithuania

Poland has taken over responsibility for NATO's Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission from Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania

RNLAF F-16s travel to Italy for training exercise

Between November 12-26 the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)/Royal Netherlands Air force (RNLAF) sent multiple F-16AM (MLU) Fighting Falcons over to Gioia del Colle Air Base, Italy, for Exercise Gioia Falcon

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Swiss Hornets practise low-level flying during Yorknite 2021

For the third year running, RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire is hosting the Swiss Air Force and its Exercise Yorknite, which (as its title suggests) is predominantly for night flying training.

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Commercial

Argentina re-engines Pucará

IA-58H Pucará prototype AX-561 has been given a smart new coat...

Greece takes delivery of Kiowa Warriors

The United States Army announced on June 5, 2019, it has delivered...

Hermes on patrol

The Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol variant has recently been deployed...

A380

COMMERCIAL HEAVIES: AIRBUS A380 Does the A380 have a future...

Japan National Police Agency orders a Bell 412EPX

A CEREMONY held at the Paris Air Show on June 19, 2019, celebrated...

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Flight Simulation

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Challenging Airports - Valdez Alaska (PAVD)

Flying MilViz’s DHC-3 Otter, we take a look at Valdez, a small fishing town in southern Alaska that features a major oil export terminal, diverse wildlife, glaciers and world-class backcountry skiing.

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OctopusG’s Antonov AN-2

ADD-ON FOR FSX, FSX: STEAM EDITION & PREPAR3D At rest there...

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Rotate

Q&A with X-Plane developer Rotate

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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!"