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Historic

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AEROPLANE DATABASE: Martinsyde Elephant

Emerging in 1915, Martinsyde’s new biplane was a useful multi-purpose machine

Restoring an RCAF Hurricane for Calgary

Hurricane XII RCAF 5389 rolls out for engine runs at Wetaskiwin, Alberta

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Rumble in the Jungle

Waging a hard-fought guerrilla war in its African colonies, Portugal faced a gap in combat aircraft capability ...

Spitfire import for Biggin Hill

The former Irish Air Corps Supermarine Spitfire IXT TE308/IAC 163 is to be restored at Biggin Hill

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Hangar Talk

Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s Light Aircraft Association

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Military

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Croatia formally signs for Rafale acquisition

After selecting the Dassault Rafale F3-R as the winner of its Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft programme, the Croatian government has officially signed an acquisition agreement with its French counterpart and will become the third European nation to equip itself with the type

Gripen E deliveries to Brazil and Sweden begin

Saab has begun deliveries of the series production Gripen E with hand-over of the first six aircraft, comprising four to the Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB – Brazilian Air Force) and two to the Swedish Air Force.

Six more US Special Ops MH-47Gs ordered

Boeing has been awarded a contract to supply an additional six MH-47G helicopters by US Special Operations Command.

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Commercial

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Pilot and Commander Buck’s BUFFs

EXCLUSIVE From flying nuclear alert missions during the Cuban...

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Duxford’s D-Day Dakotas

Imperial War Museum Duxford recently hosted a large number of...

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Blue Islands’ Purple Patch

Some of Blue Islands aircraft might fly in the colours of another...

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MILITARY NEWS

‘Richthofen’ 60th Anniversary Eurofighter To mark the...

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B-47 Strategic Stratojet

US BOMBER SPECIAL Flown just over two years after the end...

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Flight Simulation

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet available for pre-purchase

Eagle Dynamics SA and Belsimtek have announced that the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet is now available for pre-purchase.

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MilViz’s FG-1D Corsair

Bent-wing beauty! ADD-ON FOR PREPAR3D

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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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Upcoming Events

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."

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."

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

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".

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."