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Historic

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Forward Vision: Cirrus’ personal jet

With more than 100 delivered, the Cirrus Vision Jet is proving popular...

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Boeing 747SPs at Heathrow

The Boeing 747SP has never been a common sight, even at major international airports. Barry Lloyd reviews the history of this rare Jumbo variant and its connection with Heathrow.

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Dornier’s multi-role Do 217

Even before the outbreak of war, Dornier began planning a replacement for the Do 17...

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Jamming Kings - Sembach’s Compass Call EC-130Hs

From 1987 to 1991 the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron operated from Sembach Air Base in Germany. Its EC-130H ‘Compass Call’ aircraft delivered a formidable electronic jamming capability. Dr Kevin Wright examines their operations in Europe and the Middle East in the late Cold War

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Tactical Fighter Meet ‘86 at RAF Waddington

Early August 1986 saw a gathering of more than 70 aircraft from from eight NATO countries at RAF Waddington for Tactical Fighter
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Military

Russia rolls out stealthier Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik combat UAV

A modified, stealthier production version of the Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik UCAV has been unveiled. The official rollout took place on December 14 at the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant V P Chkalov

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Behind the scenes of Exercise Cormoran 2021

Exercise Cormoran-21 brought together France's navy and army in a high-intensity, large-scale, amphibious wargame, reports Babak Taghvaee

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Airbus nets French Guépard deal to close out sales year

Airbus looks to have been the beneficiary of an €8.6bn deal for the development, manufacture and delivery of more than 160 H160M ‘Guépard’ helicopters for the French Armed Forces

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Commercial

PC-24 on the grass at Goodwood

Pilatus PC-24 HB-VSA at Goodwood following its arrival. Pilatus...

Mitsubishi to acquire CRJ

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has added to its aircraft portfolio...

Philippine Navy Wildcats

The Philippine Navy commissioned its two Leonardo AW159 Wildcat...

TigerShark tests at Edwards

The TigerShark Block 3 XP system that will be used in the forthcoming...

747-8

COMMERCIAL HEAVIES: BOEING 747-8 How long will the ‘Queen...

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Flight Simulation

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The 16th annual German Flight Sim Conference

Aerosoft holds its FS Conference at the world’s biggest general...

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Ultimate 787 takes flight for Prepar3D

QualityWings has announced the Ultimate 787 Collection for Prepar3D...

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Just Flight’s C152

Cessna’s all-time popular trainer

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Upcoming Events

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

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."

Sheppard AFB - Sheppard Air Show

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Wichita Falls, United States

US Air Force airshow

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."

CFB Greenwood - Air Show Atlantic

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Greenwood, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.