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Historic

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Restoration work begins on Hawker Typhoon

The rear fuselage of Hawker Typhoon RB396 is being worked on...

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Belgian attraction welcomes Starfighter and Alpha Jet

The First Wing Historic Center at Beauvechain airbase in Belgium...

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ABOVE AND BEYOND

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS PETER CUNDY GRAHAM PITCHFORK REFLECTS...

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FORK-TAILED PHOTOGRAPHY

AERIAL RECCE LOCKHEED F-4/F-5 CAMERA-TOTING F-4 AND F-5 RECCE...

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Historic two-seat Harrier offered for sale by Jet Art Aviation

Hawker Harrier XW715 is available to purchase from Yorkshire-based...

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Military

USAF replaces legacy C-130H with Super Hercules in Kuwait

USAF's 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) was redesignated as the 61st EAS of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing last week, utilising the new C-130J Super Hercules to replace the C-130H model that has operated out of Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait for the past two decades

RAF Typhoons head to Oman for live fire exercise

Earlier this week RAF Typhoon FGR4s arrived at Thumrait Air Base in Dhofar Governorate, Oman, for the annual bilateral exercise Magic Carpet 21 with the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO)

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AirForces Monthly December 2021

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Commercial

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Western Sydney Airport Takes Off

TWO OF Australia’s largest airline groups, Qantas and Virgin...

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Determined Desert Developments

Kuwait Airport Matteo Legnani details the past, present and...

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Expansion In doubt

The long-running saga of the expansion of Heathrow Airport in...

Bumps and grinds in the F-35 programme

The 400th Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft has been delivered. As...

Orders announcements

Virgin Atlantic’s order for A330neos was announced on the opening...

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Sim World

Dovetail starts up its new simulator FEATURE Over the years...

Turbo Commander takes flight

Carenado has released the 690B TURBO COMMANDER for FSX and Prepar3D.

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Alabeo C310R

A high performance twin Alabeo has produced a range...

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Upcoming Events

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."

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."

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."

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...".

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Fairford, United Kingdom

The themes this year for RIAT are '50 Years F-16', 'NATO 75th Anniversary', '100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force' and 'Pushing the boundaries in Air and Space'. Regarding the final one in the list the RIAT website states: "Our main theme will highlight the important work of Flight Test & Evaluation in modern aviation, looking back at 100 years of British military test flying. We hope to display specialised, modified and instrumented test flight aircraft from organisations from around the world dedicated to Flight Test, Evaluation and Scientific Research."

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."