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Historic

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WHEELS WITHIN

It was the result of a bet: could an Austin A40 travel around...

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P187: MACH 2 LONG-RANGE INTERCEPTOR

DATAFILE In January 1955, specification F155T was issued for...

Heinkel He 219 restoration gets wings

The world’s only Heinkel He 219 received its long-awaited wings in mid-August.

Twins win big at Oshkosh

The top warbird awards at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s...

STORM BREWING

The sole surviving example of Finland’s only indigenous production...

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Military

Lockheed Martin awarded $10.8bn F-22 contract

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $10,8bn indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract on November 5 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre for Advanced Raptor Enhancement and Sustainment (ARES) for the F-22 Programme Office

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Incredible C-130J image among winners of 2021 RAF photo competition

After receiving nearly 1,500 submissions, judges of the 2021 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition have chosen their winners.

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Lockheed RB-69A: the spy plane the CIA used over China

The little-known RB-69A was used by the CIA and Republic of China Air Force to mount covert overflights across mainland China. Dr Kevin Wright explores the career of the USAF type that never was

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Commercial

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A JOURNEY OF WONDER

In August, Embraer celebrates its 50th anniversary. Bernie Baldwin...

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Trip Report: TAP Air Portugal A330neo

TAP Air Portugal has distinguished itself from the competition...

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KLM Hops on Embraer E2

KLM CITYHOPPER has announced plans to purchase up to 35 Embraer...

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A321s Cross the Pond

TAP AIR Portugal has become the first airline to operate transatlantic...

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De Havilland Order for TAAG

SIX DASH 8-400 aircraft have been purchased by TAAG Angola Airlines....

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Sim Q&A

You’ve got the questions? We’ve got the answers! HINTS...

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Reality Check

From simulation to real world flying?An interview special In...

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Cockpit building

The Radio Management Panel - on the home straight… HARDWARE...

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Duxford VE Day Flying Day

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: Enjoy our first event of the 2024 Duxford Flying Season! Flying Days: VE Day celebrates the role aviation made in the path to victory during World War Two." 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."

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

RAF Cosford Air Show

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’ Kickstart your interest in a career in the RAF, and develop an understanding of what the Service does for the defence of the United Kingdom. Get close to the cutting edge of technology with RAF aircraft & unique attractions across the showground, and immerse yourself in a thrilling, action-packed flying display programme. The RAF Cosford Air Show is the only remaining RAF-organised Air Show. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAF as well as an exciting summer day out for the whole family."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

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 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".